The PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is an ASHP-accredited one-year postgraduate training program. The program is set in a large academic, tertiary-care medical center within the world-renowned Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. With over 120 ICU beds and one of the busiest emergency departments in the country, critical care residents will have the opportunity to rotate through a variety of critical care specialty areas in order to develop the advanced critical thinking skills needed to be an exceptional critical care practitioner.
Learn from a diverse pool of over 10 experienced clinical pharmacy specialists who practice in a wide-range of specialized critical care areas, including emergency medicine, heart and vascular, infectious diseases, medical intensive care, neurosciences, pediatric intensive care, solid-organ transplant, surgery/trauma/burn, and more.
The Department of Pharmacy was named the 2013-2014 Health-System Preceptor Site of the Year by the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. The award recognizes the dedication and passion for teaching displayed by all preceptors within the Department of Pharmacy and exemplifies the Department’s commitment to training the next generation of pharmacists.
About the Residency
Required rotations include
Cardiac Transplant / Mechanical Circulatory Support OR Cardiovascular Surgery (CVICU)
Medical Intensive Care (MICU)
Neuroscience Intensive Care (NSICU): Cerebrovascular Service
Neuroscience Intensive Care (NSICU): Trauma Service
Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU)
Shock-Trauma Intensive Care (STICU)
Two elective rotations, options include
Repeat any required rotation
1 orientation month and 1 project month
Additional experiences designed to prepare the resident for a career as a clinical pharmacy specialist include:
Medication Use Evaluation
2 Formal Presentations
PGY2 Critical Care Lecture Series
Teaching Certificate (if not completed during PGY1 residency)
Code Blue Team
Clinical On-Call (every 3rd weekend)
Medication Variance Review Committee
Project design and implementation
Present at the TMC critical care residency conference
Prepare a written manuscript
Applications must be submitted in PhORCAS by January 2nd
Outstanding residency candidate with strong critical thinking ability, time management skills, and integrity who is self-motivated with a relentless desire for professional accomplishment.
Graduated from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy with a Pharm.D. degree.
Completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency.
Licensed as a pharmacist in Texas within 60 days of the start of the residency year.
Registered with PhORCAS and the ASHP Residency Matching Program.
Memorial Hermann will no longer hire individuals who use tobacco products in any form.
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is an 856-bed academic, tertiary-care medical center located in Houston, Texas. The hospital serves as the primary teaching hospital for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) McGovern Medical School, and is designated a Level I Trauma Center for both adult and pediatric patients. Within the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center campus are Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, the Heart & Vascular Institute, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, the Texas Trauma Institute, and the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute. The campus is also home to a Burn Center, Cancer Center, Transplant Center, Memorial Hermann Life Flight, and more. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is part of the Memorial Hermann Health System, a not-for-profit health system comprised of 15 acute-care hospitals and numerous specialty programs and services located throughout the Greater Houston area.