The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital (MHSW) provides a comprehensive educational and practical experience that develops competent clinicians in a multi-site community hospital practice setting. MHSW is part of the largest hospital system in Houston and is the primary site for the residency program. Rotations and activities include, but are not limited to, experiences at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR), Physicians at Sugar Creek and Memorial Hermann Katy.
Rotations are divided into 12 blocks throughout the one year residency program. Required rotations consist of: Internal Medicine (choice of 2 between Cardiology, Neurology and Neuro-Rehab), Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Emergency Medicine, Integrated Clinical Pharmacist, Management, and Ambulatory Care. Elective rotations may be selected from an additional Internal Medicine rotation, Academia, Cardiovascular Surgery, Critical Care II, Infectious Diseases II, Informatics, and off-site rotations based on the resident’s interest areas.
The pharmacist completing this residency program shall have the ability to effectively and independently provide pharmaceutical care with a foundation of evidence-based medicine that ultimately results in the best pharmacotherapeutic outcomes. The pharmacist shall, as a member of the health care team, have the ability to adeptly identify and resolve pharmacotherapy-related problems in the acute care setting. After completing the program, the pharmacist shall have a strong knowledge of self-assessment and how to improve based on self-learning activities. The pharmacist will be prepared for practicing in an acute care setting as well as have the foundation with which to continue on to complete a PGY2 specialized residency experience. The resident will also have a strong commitment to the advancement of the profession of pharmacy.
The candidate for this one-year pharmacy residency must have:
A strong academic record and demonstrate a desire for professional accomplishment
Graduated from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy with a Pharm.D. degree by the start of the residency year
Entry-level knowledge and skills equivalent to that which would be expected of a recent doctor of pharmacy or other appropriate advanced degree candidate
Eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist in Texas. Licensure must be obtained within 90 days of entering the program.
Registered with ASHP Residency Matching Program and the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application (PhORCAS)
Submitted application through PhORCAS by January 1st
Program Code: 74138
NMS Code: 140013
About Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital is one of the largest community hospitals in the Memorial Hermann Health System. Our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program has an 18-year history with 34 graduates.