PGY1 for International

The Houston Methodist PGY1 Pharmacy Residency for International Graduates (PGY1-IG) provides highly qualified international pharmacist graduates the opportunity to attain the advanced knowledge, skills and experiences of an ASHP-accredited residency program in preparation for a future professional practice of distinction outside the United States.

Graduates of the program will be prepared to meet expectations of a clinical pharmacist-level position or a PGY2 residency training position. In either of these roles, the residency graduate will be capable of independently providing fundamental pharmaceutical care and becoming an integral member of a multidisciplinary patient care team. Graduates will be capable of self-monitoring and self-directed learning for the purpose of continuous performance improvement and will demonstrate a commitment to the pharmacy profession and its growth throughout the world. Graduates will possess leadership, safety and quality improvement skills required for introductory, formal or informal leadership positions within a U.S.-based or international hospital setting and contribute to the advancement of the medical and pharmacy literature.

To achieve the unique purpose of program, residents begin the 12-month program in mid-September each year, allowing time for immigration approval. Residents will train in the various hospitals in the Houston Methodist system, ranging in size from the flagship 900-bed facility to those with as few as 150 beds. This structured feature positions graduates for success in both large and small facilities. Graduates will be able to translate experiences to international facilities regardless of the hospital or pharmacy size.

Residency Program Director

Dr. Michael Liebl

Michael G. Liebl, PharmD, BCPS
Director of System Clinical Pharmacy Services
Tel. 346.356.1757

You are invited to attend one of our virtual recruitment events for the Pharmacy Residency Programs at Houston Methodist. These events will give you the opportunity to learn more about our programs and give us a chance to get to know you. The first half of each session will include a brief overview of the hospital, pharmacy department and each of the following programs: PGY1 Pharmacy, PGY1/2/MS Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership, PGY1 Residency for International Graduates, and PGY1 Pharmacy - Sugar Land. Then, you will be split into breakout rooms with current residents and program leadership for the program(s) you indicate interest in below to learn more specific information and ask any questions you may have. If you are interested in attending one of our virtual webinars, please provide your responses below. We look forward to connecting with you!

Residency Webinar Signup Link:
Webinar Flyer 2020