Pharmacy Residency Program - Post Graduate Year 1

The Harris Health 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
• Drug Information
• Emergency Medicine
• Endocrinology
• Internal Medicine
• Pediatrics
• Pharmacoeconomics
• Primary Care
• Quality and Regulatory

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:
• Infectious Diseases
• Investigational Drugs
• Informatics
• Oncology

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 policy and procedures

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

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)

• All candidates for the residency program must enroll in the Resident Matching Program.

Can Harris Health sponsor applicants with visas?
HCHD 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 2, 2012.

What documents are required in the application packet?

• Letter of Interest
• Curriculum Vitae
• Official Transcripts
• Three (3) Letters of Recommendation with Harris Health Letter of Recommendation coversheet

When is the application deadline?
All application documents must be received by January 13, 2012. Early application to the program is highly recommended.

How can I apply for this residency program?
Click here for information on how to apply for the PGY1 Program

Whom should I contact if I have other questions about the residency program?
To receive more information on the Harris Health residency program, please see below.

Helpful Links
Harris Health Application Checklist
Harris Health Letter of Recommendation Coversheet

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
fax: 713-634-1531


Ogechi Eshleman, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Coordinator
Clinical Manager, Acute Care Services
phone: 713-634-1520
fax: 713-634-1531