Eligibility And Application

Houston Methodist Hospital's PGY1 Pharmacy Residency for International Graduates is fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and has specific hiring processes and employee requirements.

Positions: Two

Duration: 12 months beginning in mid-September
The program is designed with a start date and content in mind to meet the unique needs of the international pharmacist graduate.

Application Process:
  • All application materials are due January 2nd
  • Apply through the online PhORCAS system (see PhORCAS for program specific requirements)
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three Letters of Reference
    • College of Pharmacy Transcript
  • Send in application materials as early as possible as interview spots are limited.

Immigration Status Support:
The department of pharmacy will coordinate with Houston Methodist Global to assist prospective residents with immigration and visa requirements as needed.

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. Interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2023-2024 class.

Selection is through the National Matching Services. Our National Matching Service code is 211913. 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).

Stipend: $55,954/year


  • 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 If an applicant tests positive for tobacco use or recreational drug use, the offer will be rescinded.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 2 weeks getting oriented to the hospital, pharmacy department, computer systems and residency program. The subsequent month will be a learning experience that exposes the resident to foundations of direct patient management. If they are not already BLS- or ACLS-certified, they will complete these certifications during this time.


Out of state residents must apply to be a pharmacist-intern in the state of Texas prior to the start of the program due to the waiting period for pharmacist licensure.

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/