Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Residency Requirements

PGY1 for International Graduates

Core Rotations:

Cardiology, Critical Care, Drug Information/Formulary Management, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Research and Management, Continuity of Care, and Community hospital clinical service

Elective Rotations:

  • Elective rotations may be selected from, but are not limited to, the following: Bone Marrow Transplant, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Solid Organ Transplant, Pharmacy Informatics, and Medication Safety. 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.


  • Develop or revise a Policy and Procedure
  • Participate in recruitment for next year's PGY1-International Graduates residents.
  • Attend the following committee meetings: Medication Usage and Formulary Evaluation, Medication Outcomes Management, and Pharmacy and Therapeutics


  • Every third weekend in both operational pharmacy and clinical pharmacists' roles
  • Residents must work a major and a minor holiday


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

Meetings/Conferences Attended:

Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference and ASHP Annual Summer Meeting