Eligibility & Application
Houston Methodist Hospital's PGY1/PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency program is fully accredited by ASHP and has specific hiring and employee requirements.
Duration: 24 months beginning in mid to late June
- All application materials are due on December 25th
- Apply through the online PhORCAS system
- Send in application materials as early as possible as interview spots are limited.
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 276520. Once you are matched with Houston Methodist Hospital, you will receive an offer letter to sign and return to the 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
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/
Important Notice About Employment at Houston Methodist
Houston Methodist is committed to improving the health of our patients, employees and communities around us. As a health care provider, it’s our responsibility to promote a healthier environment for those employed in our facilities. Job seekers will be tested for tobacco/nicotine products usage, including nicotine gum and patches, during the post-offer physical.
Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Houston Methodist Hospital will no longer enroll/hire residents and fellows who use products containing nicotine. A positive nicotine test at the pre-employment health screen is a failure to meet the conditions of employment, is considered a violation of the employment contract by the applicant and will result in inability to start the program. The matched applicant's inability to start the training program will be reported to the NRMP.
If a potential resident/fellow tests positive for tobacco use, the offer will be rescinded and individuals will be given the opportunity to participate in a free tobacco cessation program provided by Houston Methodist. Residents wishing to reapply after testing positive for tobacco may do so 90 days after the date the initial offer was rescinded.
Although applicants who are not allowed to start may be re-tested in 90 days, programs will not be obligated to hold the position for the applicant since a positive test result is considered a violation of the match agreement between the applicant and Houston Methodist Hospital.