The following benefits are available to residents of the pharmacy administration residency:
Stipend: PGY1 $52,000; PGY2 $57,200
Partial Tuition Compensation
Insurance (medical, dental, vision, life)
Support provided for conferences/seminars (Examples: ASHP Conference for Leaders, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, TSHP Annual Seminar)
The ASHP accredited PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency at Texas Children’s Hospital is designated to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities needed for success in pharmacy practice and health-system pharmacy administration. Residents will have the opportunity to function independently as valued members of patient care teams. Residents will gain leadership experience by integrating knowledge and experience in operations and clinical services. A pediatric teaching hospital is able to provide residents with healthcare management training while also providing a focused opportunity to explore the specialized needs of the pediatric population. Upon completion of the program, the resident will have developed the clinical knowledge, business acumen, and professional skills required to become effective pharmacy leaders in any health care organization.
Graduates of the program will receive a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency certificate and a PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency certification from Texas Children’s Hospital. Additionally, residents of the program earn a Master of Science in Pharmacy Leadership and Administration from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. To learn more about this portion of the residency program, please visit the University of Houston Pharmacy MS program homepage.
2 Critical Care Core (Examples: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit)
3 Introductory Administration:
PGY-2 Monthly Learning Experiences
3 Operations Core (Examples: Acute Care/EC/OR, Cancer Center, Central Pharmacy, Critical Care, Ambulatory, Specialty)
*Several elective rotations may be selected from existing learning experiences available at Texas Children’s Hospital. These rotations are typically 4 weeks in duration. Based on the resident(s)’ goals, interests, skills, and abilities, elective rotations can be customized and developed. Affiliation agreements will need to be completed for elective opportunities outside of Texas Children’s Hospital sites.
Longitudinal Learning Experiences
Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
Teaching Certificate at the University of Houston
Medication Use Evaluation
Clinical Research/Quality Improvement Project
Projects and Program Requirements
Residents will be expected to complete the following projects during their residency. Additional projects may be assigned over the course of the two-year residency.
PGY1 Research Project or Quality Improvement Project and PGY2 Formal Master’s Thesis Project
Work with a mentor on interdisciplinary research project with the goal of publication by the end of your residency year
Submit a formal manuscript for publication
Formal presentations (examples: continuing education, pharmacotherapy rounds, other institutional based presentations)
Two journal clubs
Medication and Formulary Management
Residents provide support to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee through serving as editor for one edition of the quarterly Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Newsletter annually
Conduct a medication use evaluation with poster presentation of results at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting annually
Pharmacy department staffing every 3 weeks (including dispensing and clinical shifts)
Texas Children's, a 959-bed teaching institution, is comprised of Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Children's Pavilion for Women. TCH is the largest freestanding children’s hospital in the country. TCH is located in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center and is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. TCH is recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country and the best in Texas by U. S. News & World Report. The Texas Children's system also includes three community hospitals, West Campus (Katy, TX), The Woodlands, and North Austin.