PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program - Houston Methodist Sugar Land 




Thank you for your interest in the PGY1 pharmacy residency program at Houston Methodist Sugar Land. Through a unique combination of individually tailored clinical experiences, drug information opportunities, medication safety initiatives, and research endeavors, residents will have the opportunity to advance the growth of the pharmacy profession, contribute to the advancement of the medical and pharmacy literature, and develop clinical, teaching, and leadership skills.


Residents will train at Houston Methodist Sugar Land, a full-service, acute care community hospital serving Fort Bend County and surrounding communities. In 2019, the institution had 17,799 admissions, boasting 356 beds, 24 operating rooms (OR), and 36 outpatient infusion chairs. The hospital has 3 pharmacies – Inpatient, OR and outpatient infusion. We have a longstanding history of recognition for excellence in patient care, medical advancements, and community involvement with achievements that include being one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for by Fortune magazine and ranked as one of the leading hospitals in the Houston area and in the state by the U.S. News & World Report, tied for no.5 in Houston and no.9 in Texas. In collaboration with our academic programs at Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, residents will also be involved in various research and patient care-based projects, allowing for a fulfilling academic experience. 



Purpose Statement


PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.



Pharmacy Department


In addition to being mentored by 20 Board Certified preceptors in a variety of specialized practice areas, residents will work alongside over 80 professional staff in a decentralized model.


Residents will engage in patient care committees, participate in the clinical pharmacist consult service and work with highly recognized physicians in several specialties.


In the future, our department looks to continue our commitment to excellence in patient care as Houston Methodist expands to include ceaseless additions in various services to meet the needs of the community.