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), System Services, Memorial Hermann Katy, and Physicians at Sugar Creek.
Rotations are divided into 12 blocks throughout the one year residency program. Required rotations consist of: Internal Medicine (choice of 2 between Cardiology, General Medicine, Neurology, and Neuro-Rehab), Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Emergency Department, Integrated Clinical Pharmacist, Management, and System Services. Elective rotations may be selected from any core rotation, Academia, Ambulatory Care, Cardiovascular Surgery, 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
Registered with ASHP Residency Matching Program and the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application (PhORCAS)
Application must be submitted through PhORCAS by January 5th Program Code: 74138 NMS Code: 140013
About Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann includes 12 hospitals with specialty programming in tertiary, community, and ambulatory settings as well as one of the state's first Accountable Care Organizations. Memorial Hermann prides itself in providing pharmacy services on the leading edge of technology, extensive clinical programs, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative pharmacy practice models
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital has been caring for families since 1977. A 547-bed facility, Memorial Hermann Southwest employs state-of-the-art technology and a team of highly trained affiliated physicians to offer world-class care close to home. From complex brain and spine surgery, to open and minimally invasive approaches to heart surgery, to superior trauma care and more, Memorial Hermann Southwest is bringing the best of medicine to the region.