The PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Leadership and Administration Residency is a two year combined program, in conjunction with the University of Houston (UH). This specialty residency is meant to foster the development of leadership and management skills that will prepare its residents to effectively manage pharmacy programs and services in a health system, academic research center, or organization. The resident will gain training in personnel and resource management, financial management and performance measures, strategic planning, communication, legal and regulatory compliance, automation and technology systems, contracting and purchasing, quality management, clinical services, safe medication use processes, clinical research, and management of specialty practice areas.
The overall goal of the BSLMC residency is to provide practical training and experience that affords the opportunity and stimulus to develop, to the highest degree attainable, professional expertise and competence as a health-system pharmacy leader. Throughout the program, residents will play a crucial role in the development of their customized training plan, incorporating their goals and the goals of the residency. Residents will also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of experiences which will further enhance their administrative and clinical skills, equipping them to meet the demands of the pharmacy profession.
PGY1 Program Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
PGY2 Program Purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs 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.
This program includes a Master of Science in Pharmacy Leadership and Administration from The University of Houston College of Pharmacy. The curriculum at the University of Houston is designed to provide an education that is applicable to both your residency and future administrative position. Classes are front-loaded, meaning the majority of the class work is completed your first year allowing you to spend more time applying your education during your second year of residency.
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The applicant must be a highly motivated individual who desires to obtain advanced education and training leading to an enhanced level of professional practice.
The applicant must be enrolled in (or be a graduate of) an ACPE-accredited advanced pharmacy degree program or have equivalent experience.
Applicants must register with the NRMP and must adhere to the rules of the Match. Registration with the NRMP will be waived only if a residency position remains unfilled after Phase I and Phase II Match.
The applicant should have prior hospital pharmacy experience.
The applicant must submit to PhORCAS the following information by January 5th.
Completed PhORCAS Application. Applications will only be accepted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service, or PhORCAS. This service may be accessed by visiting www.ashp.org/phorcas. Applicants are responsible for completing all required materials and verifying availability of references by the posted deadline.
Official school of pharmacy and/or graduate school transcripts
Curriculum vitae which should include all rotational experiences (completed and pending ones)
Three letters of professional references. The reference writers must complete the online information via PhORCAS. The reference writers will need to address the applicant’s potential for success in the residency program. References should be from either faculty members in the applicant’s professional degree program or from practicing pharmacists with whom the applicant has had work or patient care experience.
Letter of intent
A professional photo (e.g. passport photo) of the candidate must be submitted after the applicant has received and accepted the offer to interview.
All rules and regulations of the ASHP residency matching program will be strictly followed.
Upon Hire Education and Licensure Required:
PharmD degree from an accredited school of pharmacy and eligible for licensure in the state of Texas or Registered Pharmacist with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy in good standing-(RPH)
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.