Eligibility and Application
Duration: 24 months beginning in mid to late June
Candidates must complete PhORCAS application for the residency program by December 31. In addition, candidates must apply to the University of Houston (UH) Masters program. UH application requirements are online at http://www.uh.edu/pharmacy/prospective- students/graduate- programs/ms-graduate-admissions/ and should be completed separately.
The residency program participates in the Personnel Placement Service at ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting. Interested candidates are encouraged to participate to learn more about the program and meet our representatives. An onsite interview is required.
Selection is through the National Matching Services. Our National Matching Service code is 163618. Once you are matched with Houston Methodist Hospital, you will receive an offer letter to sign and return to the respective residency program director (RPD).
- 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 If an applicant tests positive for tobacco use or recreational drug use, the offer will be rescinded.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 will spend their first month getting oriented to the hospital, pharmacy department, computer systems and residency program. If you are not already BLS- or ACLS-certified, you will complete these certifications during this time.
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/.