Student Education

Pharmacy Student Education
Houston Methodist Hospital is a private, non-profit teaching hospital located in the Texas Medical Center with an average census of about 900 patients. The Houston Methodist Hospital Department of Pharmacy provides over 300 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations annually and has primary academic affiliations with several colleges of pharmacy:

  • Lebanese American University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Southern University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Texas
  • University of The Incarnate Word

We also maintain the following out-of-state affiliations:
  • Creighton University
  • Hampton University
  • Husson University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Toledo

We offer APPE rotations in the following areas:
  • Acute care surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Continuity of Care
  • Drug information
  • Emergency department
  • General medicine
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Hospital institutional
  • Hospital management
  • Infectious diseases
  • Investigational drugs
  • Medication safety
  • Neurology
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Women's health

If a university is interested in establishing an affiliation agreement, they should contact us to start the process, which can take several months.

If a student from a university with an established affiliation is interested in obtaining a rotation at Houston Methodist Hospital, they will need to obtain the appropriate paperwork from their school and have their school representative contact us about availability of rotations.

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) rotation requests will be considered on an individual basis. APPE and IPPE rotational opportunities are available at our community hospitals as well. Inquiries should be sent to Sara Tarver.

Sara Tarver