The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is an ASHP-accredited, one-year postgraduate training program.
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
The goals of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency are to:
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency takes place at the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center campus, a 1000+-bed, academic, tertiary care medical center, located within the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world. Within the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center campus are Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, the Texas Trauma Institute, the Heart & Vascular Institute and the Memorial Hermann | Rockets Sports Medicine Institute. The campus is also home to a Burn Center, Cancer Center, a pharmacist-operated Medication Therapy and Wellness Clinic and Solid-Organ Transplant Center. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is one of the busiest Level I Trauma Centers in the country, providing Level I trauma care for both adult and pediatric patients, and is home to Memorial Hermann Life Flight®. Our campus is full of growth with our newest addition, the Sarofim Pavilion, which opened in 2020.
Our dynamic program is continuously evolving to meet the needs of our current and future residents. Residents will work closely with a mentor throughout the year to help them individualize the residency program to achieve their personal goals. Our preceptors work to foster independence and autonomy, while still dedicating a significant amount of one-on-one teaching time. Residents participate in a longitudinal professional development program, and comprehensive wellness-focused development program which helps achieve growth personally and professionally. Residents have the opportunity to mentor pharmacy students who are participating in our Longitudinal Clinical Experiential Program and to complete a Teaching Certificate Program offered in conjunction with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy.
Residents will find that they quickly become an integral part of the medical team. They will work closely with medical students, residents, fellows, and attending physicians from the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth to provide care to a diverse patient population with a high acuity of illness. Additionally, residents gain experience responding to medical emergencies by becoming ACLS certified and participating on the Code Blue team.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residents will be exposed to a broad range of experiences and activities intended to build the skills necessary to practice as a clinical pharmacist in an acute care setting. Residents are required to complete at least one rotation in each of the following areas:
Residents are required to complete 8 core learning experiences. The learning experience that fulfills the requirements are listed below and are scheduled by calendar month, except that Orientation is completed during the month of July, and December is scheduled as a project month.
Residents can further tailor their residency experience towards their interests by completing 3 elective learning experiences. Elective options include any learning experience listed above which the resident did not complete as a required learning experience, or any of the following:
Residents will gain additional experiences necessary to be a clinical pharmacist through successful completion of several longitudinal activities throughout the year. All of these longitudinal learning experiences are year- long experiences with the specific activities occurring during different times and/or progressing throughout the year. The specific activities included in each longitudinal experience are listed below the individual experiences.
|Office:||Dedicated pharmacy resident office space with personal laptop computer, SpectraLink mobile hospital phone|
|Time Off:||7 vacation days, 1 spiritual holiday, 2 personal holidays and 7 holidays (Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Day) Each Resident will work 1-2 of the major holidays listed above|
|Meetings:||Financial support is offered to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the ALCALDE Regional Residency Conference.|
|Health Insurance:||Health, dental and vision plans are available|
|Taxes:||Texas has no state income tax|
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency will be at the Residency Showcase at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December. Please connect with us to learn more about our residency opportunities.
A resident-run virtual session will take place on November 29th from 4 - 5:30pm CST. To attend, please sign up at here no later than November 28th/ You will recieve a Zoom link via email after registering.
Applicants considered for a position may be invited to participate in a short video conference interview as part of the application process. Following this, selected applicants will be invited for a formal interview with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center during January or February. Applicants will have a chance to meet with the Residency Program Director and Coordinator, preceptors, and current pharmacy residents. Formal interviews will be conducted in-person for 2022.
Memorial Hermann recognizes the health benefits of a tobacco-free lifestyle as well as the special duty to maintain and promote a healthy and safe environment for our patients, visitors, physicians, and employees. In an effort to further this goal, Memorial Hermann will no longer hire individuals who use tobacco products in any form.
For further information, contact:
Brittany Pelsue, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Phone: (713) 704-0983
Jennifer Cortes, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM
Program Coordinator, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Phone: (713) 704-6226