PGY1/PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) Program
Pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY-2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY-2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available
The Pharmacy Residency Program is a 24 month program, resulting in an MS degree in Pharmacy Leadership & Administration from University of Houston, as well as a Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) and Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) certificate, upon successful completion.
Provide oncall coverage
Attend and participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Medication Use Safety Committee and one subcommittee
Develop or revise policies and procedures
Each resident is expected to present either a formal case/guideline or journal review to the pharmacy staff as assigned.
Each resident is expected to staff every third weekend, and assigned evening shift.
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.
Licensure: Applicants to the Harris Health System Pharmacy Residency Programs shall have either obtained a license to practice pharmacy in Texas, have reciprocated their license to practice pharmacy in Texas, or be in the process of obtaining their license to practice pharmacy in Texas as soon as possible.
Resident interns and resident pharmacists shall submit documentation of active licensure in the state of Texas [North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE)] to the Residency Program Director as soon as it is available and no later than September 1st.
Applications shall be deemed complete upon the receipt of the following:
Letter of Interest
Describe your reasons for pursuing a PGY1/PGY2/MS Pharmacy Residency. The letter should include details about your professional interests, achievements, and your five year goals as a pharmacist
Official transcripts related to pharmacy education are required
Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
Reference writers must complete the standardized reference form in the PhORCAS system.
All PHORCAS application documents must be received by December 31, 2018. Early application to the program is highly recommended.
About Harris Health System
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes. Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease. Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 a...nd 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.