Eligibility And Application

Houston Methodist Hospital's PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is fully accredited by ASHP and has specific hiring processes and employee requirements.

Positions: Six

Duration: 12 months beginning in mid-late June

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.

The residency program participates in the Residency Showcase at ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting. Interested candidates are encouraged to participate to learn more about the program and meet our representatives. Onsite interview is required.

Selection is through the National Matching Services. Our National Matching Service code is 149413. 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 If an applicant tests positive for tobacco use or recreational drug use, the offer will be rescinded.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/