PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Pharmacy Residency
The purpose of the Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Program is to educate pharmacy graduates to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to become competent in pharmacy practice. The residency program is designed to provide the resident with opportunities to conceptualize, integrate and transform accumulated experiences and knowledge into improved drug therapy and patient outcomes.

Residency Director:
Thomas Schwartz, PharmD, MBA, BCPS 
Manager, Pharmacy Services
6565 Fannin St., DB1-09
Houston, TX 77030
Fax: 713.441.1225

Fully accredited by ASHP

Positions Available:



12 months


Approximately $49,700/year

  • Paid time off (PTO) for vacation, holidays, personal reasons, severe weather emergencies, family or personal short-term illness
  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance
  • 403B retirement plan

Application Deadline:
  • All application materials, including application, curriculum vitae (CV), letter of intent, letters of reference (three), and ALL college transcripts (pharmacy AND non-pharmacy) due December 31st
  • Send in application materials as early as possible, before the deadline, as interview slots are limited
  • The letter of intent, or personal statement, should be approximately one page long describing your reasons for pursuing a pharmacy residency program and including your professional interests, most significant achievements and your five-year goals as a pharmacist  

Onsite interview required

Application Information:
Applicants should go through the online PhORCAS  system.

Licensure Requirements:
Must be a Registered Pharmacist in Texas within 90 days of starting the program

Further information on licensure is available from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy:

Texas State Board of Pharmacy
William P. Hobby Building
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-600, Box 21
Austin, TX 78701-3942