Eligibility and Application

Houston Methodist Hospital Pharmacy Residency programs have specific hiring processes and employee requirements.

Application Process
Apply through PhORCAS and provide all required materials. Admission into the MS and PGY1/PGY2 Residency in Health-System Pharmacy Administration program at Houston Methodist also entails applying to the graduate program at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. An application roadmap has been developed to help ensure all applicants complete each required step for applying to our program. 

The initial interview is conducted via PPS or phone, and secondary interviews take place onsite.

Selection is through the National Matching Services. Once you are matched with Houston Methodist, you will receive an offer letter to sign and return to the respective residency program director.

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 If an applicant tests positive for tobacco use or recreational drug use, the offer will be rescinded.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. All PGY2 residents will be asked to provide evidence of successful completion of a PGY1 program to their residency program director.

You will have 90 days from your start date to become licensed in the state of Texas. It is advised that you start the process once you find out you are matched with Houston Methodist

Annual Review Process in October
During this period, you will complete required employee in-services, receive your influenza vaccine, perform TB testing and satisfy any other pharmacy employee requirements.

For Additional Information

Linda Haines, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Tel: 713.441.4510
Email: lhaines@houstonmethodist.org