Eligibility And Application

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency currently holds pre-candidate accreditation status by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and has specific hiring processes and employee requirements.

Positions: Two

Duration: 12 months beginning in mid-late June

Application Process:
  • All application materials are due January 2nd
  • Apply through the online PhORCAS system (see PhORCAS for program specific requirements)
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three Letters of Reference
    • College of Pharmacy transcript
  • Send in application materials as early as possible as interview spots are limited.

The residency program participates in the Residency Showcase at ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting. Interested candidates are encouraged to participate to learn more about the program and meet our representatives. Interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2023-2024 class.

Selection is through the National Matching Services. Our National Matching Service code is 299213. Once you are matched with Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, you will receive an offer letter to sign and return to the respective residency program director (RPD).

Stipend: $53,000/year

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

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 If an applicant tests positive for tobacco use or recreational drug use, the offer will be rescinded.

Onboarding and Orientation:
Residents new to Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital will spend their first 2 weeks getting oriented to the hospital, pharmacy department, computer systems and residency program. The subsequent month will be a learning experience that exposes residents to foundations of direct patient management. If not already BLS- or ACLS-certified, residents will complete these certifications during this period.


Out of state residents must apply to be a pharmacist-intern in the state of Texas prior to the start of the program due to the waiting period for pharmacist 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 Hospital. Failure to do so will result in termination of employment.


 For further information on licensure, contact the Texas State Board of Pharmacy: https://www.pharmacy.texas.gov/