The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is an ASHP-accredited, one-year postgraduate training program. The program consists of rotations throughout a variety of critical care specialty areas and the emergency department designed to develop advanced skills and competencies necessary to be competent and confident practitioners of pharmaceutical care in the critical care specialty.
The purpose of the PGY2 pharmacy residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
With the world-renown Memorial Hermann Life Flight® air medical transport service flying more than 3,000 critically-ill patients per year into one of the country's busiest Level I Trauma Centers at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. As the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residents have the opportunity to work with leading physicians who have defined practice in a variety of fields through innovative research. Within the Department of Pharmacy, 13 clinical pharmacist-specialists are dedicated to caring for critically ill patients in 8 specialized intensive care units and the emergency department. Residents at our institution have one of the best resident to preceptor ratios for critical care residencies in the country.
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residents will rotate though areas including the Texas Trauma Institute, Neuroscience ICU, and the Heart & Vascular Institute, which make up the backbone of this unique learning environment. During rotations, residents work with teams who have a long history of close partnership with clinical pharmacist specialists, allowing the residents to integrate seamlessly with attending physicians, fellows, medical residents and interns. Within this teaching environment, PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residents will have the opportunity to provide education across all disciplines including medical staff, nursing, respiratory care, dietitians, and other pharmacists.
PGY2 Critical Care 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 the critical care setting. Residents are required to complete an orientation month, along with 8 month-long rotations. The remaining months will consist of a research project month and 2 month-long elective rotations.
Residents will conduct a longitudinal research project throughout their residency year that includes presenting the results at a regional residency conference and preparing a written manuscript. Presentation skills will be enhanced by giving an ACPE-accredited seminar presentation along with other formal presentations throughout the year. Residents will also gain experience with teaching and precepting through co-precepting pharmacy students on clinical rotations and the option of completing a teaching certification program.
Cardiology Care Unit (CCU)
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) or Heart Failure ICU (HFICU)
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU): Cerebrovascular Service
Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU): Trauma Service
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Shock-Trauma Intensive Care Unit (STICU)
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
Shock-Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Drug Monograph/Guideline or Protocol
Medication Use Evaluation
Case Report or Clinical Review Article
Peer Review an Article
PGY2 Critical Care Lecture Series
Seminar Presentation (ACPE-accredited)
Short Topic Presentation
Critical Care Nursing Orientation
Teaching Certificate (optional)
Clinical Weekend Staffing
Medication Variance Committee
Conduct a Major Project
Applications must be submitted in PhORCAS by January 2nd
Outstanding residency candidate with strong critical thinking ability, time management skills, and integrity who is self-motivated with a relentless desire for professional accomplishment.
Graduated from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy with a Pharm.D. degree.
Completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency.
Licensed as a pharmacist in Texas within 60 days of the start of the residency year.
Registered with PhORCAS and the ASHP Residency Matching Program.
Memorial Hermann will no longer hire individuals who use tobacco products in any form.
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is an 856-bed academic, tertiary-care medical center located in Houston, Texas. The hospital serves as the primary teaching hospital for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) McGovern Medical School, and is designated a Level I Trauma Center for both adult and pediatric patients. Within the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center campus are Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, the Heart & Vascular Institute, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, the Texas Trauma Institute, and the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute. The campus is also home to a Burn Center, Cancer Center, Transplant Center, Memorial Hermann Life Flight, and more. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is part of the Memorial Hermann Health System, a not-for-profit health system comprised of 15 acute-care hospitals and numerous specialty programs and services located throughout the Greater Houston area.