PGY1 Program Purpose (effective July 2023): PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.
This PGY1 program provides the resident with a solid foundation of experiences focusing on all aspects of inpatient care. We promote the development of a compassionate clinical pharmacy specialist, for the ever-changing healthcare landscape, through progressive clinical, managerial, and research experiences.
Residents will train at Houston Methodist, Texas Medical Center, which is the flagship, 900-bed teaching facility in the Houston Methodist Hospital System. It has earned worldwide recognition since it opened its doors in 1919, and is ranked as the #1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News and World Report. PGY1 pharmacy residents have had the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop innovative ideas at Houston Methodist since the inception of the residency program in 1987.
Positions available: 6 Duration: 12 months, beginning mid to late June Application:
Application deadline: December 25th
Submit all application materials through PhORCAS
Required participation in the ASHP National Matching Program
NMS Program Code: 149413
Licensure and employment: Texas pharmacist licensure is required within 90 days of starting the program. Failure to do so will result in termination of employment.
Houston Methodist is committed to improving the health of our patients, employees and community. As a health care provider, it is our responsibility to promote a healthier environment for our employees. Accordingly, effective January 1, 2013, Houston Methodist no longer hires tobacco users. Applicants will be tested for tobacco usage during the post-offer physical and drug screening. If an applicant tests positive for tobacco use or recreational drug use, the offer will be rescinded. Applicants are required to have COVID-19 vaccination.
Learning Experiences: Required:
Foundations in Direct Patient Care
Medication Safety and Management
Elective - may be selected from, but are not limited to, the following:
Bone Marrow Transplant
Solid Organ Transplant
Staffing every third weekend and one evening every two weeks averaged over a four week period
Additional responsibilities as part of the clinical specialist on-call program during the second half of the year
Residents will work one major and one minor holiday
Plan, design, and complete a major research project with the guidance of a preceptor
Present poster on major project at Vizient Pharmacy Network meeting
Research results are presented at the Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference
Complete an additional quality improvement project
Present an ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education activity
Provide code blue coverage
Policy creation or review
Attend committee meetings
Recruit for succeeding PGY1 pharmacy residents
Teaching Certificate Program through the University of Houston College of Pharmacy to promote scholarship in academia
Attend meetings with co-residents and program directors to discuss a variety of topics including patient cases, journal clubs, guidelines and leadership
Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) is located in the heart of the world renowned Texas Medical Center. Offering many opportunities for clinical and didactic teaching, it is a teaching affiliate for several top ranked universities and colleges of pharmacy. U.S. News & World Report ranked Houston Methodist Hospital nationally and the No. 1 hospital in Texas and Gulf Coast. Houston Methodist highly performs in nine of nine common conditions and procedures evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, HMH is included on Forbes magazine's list of "America's Best Employers". For more information, visit www.houstonmethodist.org/education/pharmacy/residency-programs/