Eligibility And Application

Program Features

Core Rotations:
Core rotations include critical care, drug information/management, infectious diseases, internal medicine, cardiology and medication safety

Elective Rotations:
Four elective rotations may be selected from, but are not limited to, the following: academia, hematology/oncology, surgical intensive care, bone marrow transplant, solid organ transplant, cardiovascular intensive care unit (ICU) and off-site opportunities. Residents may also repeat any rotations in which they have a particular interest.

Monthly Requirements:
Formal case, guideline, disease state overview or journal club presentation to the clinical pharmacy staff is a monthly requirement.

Administration:
  • Organize the National Pharmacy Week activities for the hospital
  • Participate in recruitment of next year's pharmacy practice residents
  • Attend the following committee meetings: Medication Usage and Formulary Evaluation, Medication Outcomes Management, and Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Develop or revise a policy and procedure

Staffing:
  • Every third weekend with additional responsibilities as part of clinical specialist on-call program during the second half of the year
  • Residents must work two holidays

Projects:
  • Each resident is expected to plan, design and complete a major project with the guidance of a preceptor; results are presented at the Alcalde Southwest Leadership Conference and/or the Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference.
  • Each resident is required to complete one additional smaller project, which is often a Medication Use Evaluation.

Meetings/Conferences:
  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Alcalde Southwest Leadership Conference
  • TSHP Annual Meeting
  • Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference

Employee Requirements
Houston Methodist pharmacy residency programs have specific hiring processes and employee requirements.

Application Process:
Apply through PhORCAS and provide all required materials.

Interviews:
The initial interview is conducted via PPS or phone, and secondary interviews take place onsite.

Selection:
Selection is through the National Matching Services. Once you are matched with Houston Methodist, you will receive an offer letter to sign and return to the respective residency program director.

Drug/Tobacco and Background Screening:
Houston Methodist is committed to improving the health of our patients, employees and community. As a health care provider, it is our responsibility to promote a healthier environment for our employees. Accordingly, effective January 1, 2013, Houston Methodist no longer hires tobacco users. Applicants will be tested for tobacco usage during the post-offer physical and drug screening. If an applicant tests positive for tobacco use, the offer will be rescinded.

Onboarding and Orientation:
Residents new to Houston Methodist will spend their first month getting oriented to the hospital, pharmacy department, computer systems and residency program. If you are not already BLS- or ACLS-certified, you will complete these certifications during this time. All PGY-2 residents will be asked to provide evidence of successful completion of a PGY-1 program to their residency program director.

Licensure:
You will have 90 days from your start date to become licensed in the state of Texas. It is advised to start the process once you find out you are matched with Houston Methodist.

Annual Review Process in October:
During this period, you will complete required employee in-services, get your influenza vaccine, perform TB testing and any other pharmacy employee requirements.

For Additional Information

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