Learning experiences

Core Rotations
Administrative Experiences
  • Community Hospital Management
  • Finance/Budgeting
  • Human Resources
  • Informatics
  • Operations Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Medication Safety

Clinical Experiences
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Drug Information
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine

Elective Rotations
Include the following clinical and administrative experiences but are not limited to:
  • Academia
  • Ambulatory Care Management
  • Clinical Pharmacy Management
  • Executive Pharmacy Leadership
  • Formulary Management
  • Hospital Administration
  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Purchasing/Procurement
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Psychiatry
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Other clinical rotations

Residents may repeat any rotation in which they have a particular interest and are not limited to the rotations only offered at Houston Methodist Hospital.

Monthly Requirements
Administrative Experiences
  • Weekly management meetings
  • Rotation-specific project with the pharmacy leadership team
  • Weekly meetings with the Director of Pharmacy, Residency Program Director and Residency Program Coordinator
  • Monthly meetings with System Director of Pharmacy Services

Clinical Experiences
  • Topic and journal club discussions
  • Discharge counseling
  • In-services
  • Multidisciplinary meeting presentations

Administrative Responsibilities
  • Coordinator/Management of the Student Pharmacist Longitudinal Internship Program
  • Create or revise policies and procedures
  • Identify and develop process improvement initiatives
  • Participate in both resident and employee recruitment and selection process
  • Lead pharmacy resident team in organizing Pharmacy Week activities
  • Participate in administrative on-call duties

Staffing
  • Staffing every 3rd weekend
  • Starting in year 2 of the program, one evening shift every two weeks averaged over a four week period
  • Residents will work 2 holidays per year

Presentation Opportunities
  • Poster presentations at Vizient Pharmacy Network Meeting
  • Platform presentation at Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference and Alcalde Southwest Leadership Conference
  • Two - one hour ACPE-accredited continuing education programs

Research Experience
Each resident is expected to plan, design, and complete two research projects with the guidance of a preceptor and/or graduate advisor. One project will serve as your Masters project.

Professional Meetings
  • ASHP Leaders Conference
  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Alcalde Leadership Conference
  • Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference