Pharmacy Residency Program - Post Graduate Year 1

Harris Health System's Department of Pharmacy will train pharmacists to be adept and skilled in multiple areas of direct patient care, to exercise leadership in improving medication safety, and to use administrative skills for health system improvement. Residents will strengthen their commitment to the profession of pharmacy and in turn, train the next generation of healthcare providers.

 

Residency Requirements:

Core Rotations
• Administration
• Anticoagulation
• Critical Care 
• Emergency Medicine
• Endocrinology
• Internal Medicine
• Pediatrics
• Pharmacoeconomics
• Primary Care

Elective Rotations
Residents may repeat any core rotation in which they have a particular interest. Elective rotations may be selected from, but are not limited to:
• HIV/AIDS
• Infectious Diseases
• Investigational Drugs
• Informatics
• Oncology

Presentations
Each resident is expected to present either a formal case/guideline or a journal review to the pharmacy staff every month.

Practice Management
Each resident shall be expected to:
• Provide on-call coverage
• Attend and participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Medication Use Safety Committee, and one subcommittee
• Develop or revise policies and procedures

Service Component
Each resident is expected to staff every other weekend, to start after orientation.

Projects
Each resident is expected to plan, design, and complete a major project with the guidance of a project mentor. Residents are required to complete one additional smaller project, typically a medication use evaluation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the program's admission requirements?
Individuals wishing to apply to the Harris Health Residency Program must:
• Be a graduate of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy
• Have current valid pharmacy license in the state of Texas or be eligible for licensure
• Have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)
• Enroll in the Resident Matching Program.
• Submit application materials through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) System.

Can Harris Health sponsor applicants with visas?
Harris Health cannot sponsor student work visas.

Are applicants graduating in August considered?
Applicants must graduate in May from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy.

What is the official start date of the program?
The official start date of the program is July 1, 2014.

What documents are required in the application packet?
Applications shall be deemed complete upon the receipt of the following:
• Letter of Interest
• Curriculum Vitae
• Official Transcripts
• Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

See PGY1 Application Checklist for details.

When is the application deadline?
All application documents must be received by January 7, 2014. Early application to the program is highly recommended.

How can I apply for this residency program?
Application materials shall be submitted via the PhORCAS System

Helpful Link
PGY1 Application Checklist

Future Employees?
To become a member of the Harris Health pharmacy team, interested applicants should contact:

Catina Brimmer, PharmD, MBA
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Director, Quality Assurance & Clinical Programs
phone: 713-634-1528

or 

Ogechi Eshleman, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Coordinator
Clinical Manager, Acute Care Services
phone: 713-634-1520



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