learning experiences

Core Rotations

  • Internal Medicine (4 months total)
  • Endocrinology
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Ambulatory Care (longitudinal)

Elective Rotations
Four elective rotations may be selected. Electives may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Academia
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medication Safety
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition Support
  • Psychiatry
  • Solid Organ Transplant

Residents may repeat any rotations in which they have a particular interest and they are not limited to rotations only offered at Houston Methodist.


  • Clinical staffing every third weekend and one weekday evening shift every two weeks averaged over a four week period
  • Resident may be asked to provide traditional staffing coverage in the central pharmacy if it is deemed that additional experience in this area is needed
  • Resident will work two holidays

Presentation Opportunities

  • Poster presentation at Vizient Pharmacy Network Meeting
  • Platform presentation at Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference
  • One hour ACPE-accredited continuing education program
  • Resident may have an opportunity to present at an internal conference or provide a lecture at a local university.


  • The resident will complete a major research project with the guidance of a preceptor. The manuscript from this project must be in publishable form by the end of the residency year. The resident will also plan and design a major research project for the next year’s residency class in collaboration with a preceptor.
  • A quality improvement project is also required which is often a Medication Use Evaluation or Quality Analysis of existing protocols

Required Meetings/Conferences

  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference
  • ACCP Annual Fall Meeting or specialty meeting