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.
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.
- All application materials are due December 25th
- Apply through the online PhORCAS system (see PhORCAS for program specific requirements)
- Letter of intent
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three Letters of Reference
- Pharmacy School 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. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews are tentatively scheduled onsite, and interviews may transition to a virtual platform.
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).
- 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 If an applicant tests positive for tobacco use or recreational drug use, the offer will be rescinded.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/