Learning Experiences

Required Learning Experiences (all one month in duration, except as noted)
  • Orientation (two weeks)
  • Foundations in Direct Patient Care
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medication Safety
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Transitions of Care

Elective Learning Experiences (all one month in duration)
Electives may be selected from, but are not limited to, the following:
  • 340B Operations/Specialty Pharmacy
  • Academia
  • Hematology/Oncology (Ambulatory Care Setting)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Potential off-site opportunities*

Residents may also repeat any learning experiences in which they have a particular interest.
*Additional elective learning experiences (bone marrow transplant, cardiology, neurology, pain management, psychiatry, and solid organ transplant) at our system’s flagship 900-bed teaching hospital in the Texas Medical Center, based on resident’s schedule and preceptor availability.
  • Staffing will occur every 3rd weekend and one evening shift every 2 weeks in clinical and operational pharmacist roles
  • Residents will work one major and one minor holiday

Presentation Opportunities

  • Poster presentation at Vizient Pharmacy Network Meeting
  • Platform Presentation at Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference
  • One hour ACPE-accredited continuing education program
  • Platform presentation at Houston Methodist Research Symposium

Research Experience
  • Major research project with guidance of a preceptor and the Pharmacy Research Committee
  • Medication use evaluation or quality analysis of existing protocols

Professional Meetings
  • Vizient/ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference

Optional Longitudinal Experience

  • Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Certificate Program through the University of Houston College of Pharmacy