- Primary Care
- Anticoagulation (longitudinal)
- Endocrinology (longitudinal)
- Geriatrics (longitudinal)
The primary care rotations will focus on the following areas: chronic disease state management, nephrology, pulmonology, women’s health, and men’s health.
New and exciting elective rotations are currently being developed. An updated list of elective rotations will be available soon. Residents may repeat any core rotation in which they have a particular interest.
Opportunities for incoming residents to cultivate new practice services may be available.
Each resident shall be expected to facilitate administrative and clinic duties. These duties include but are not limited to demonstrating management skills in the provision of care for ambulatory care patients and providing comprehensive medication management to ambulatory care patients following a consistent patient care process. Listed below are some pharmacy resident practice management responsibilities and services:
- Telephonic consult services
- Attend and participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Medication Use Safety Committee, and subcommittee meetings
- Develop or revise Policies and Procedures
- Assist in expansion and/or development of clinical services
Each resident is expected to present a formal case, a journal review, and/or administrative topic review to pharmacy staff as required for rotation.
The residency staff component will be completed at one or more of the community pharamacies within Ambulatory Care Services and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy.
Each resident is expected to plan, design, and complete at least one major project with the guidance of a project mentor. Residents are required to complete two additional minor projects, such as a medication use evaluation (MUE).
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
- Completion of a ASHP accredited Postgraduate Year One Residency Program
- Have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average for pharmacy school curriculum (on a 4.0 scale)
- Enroll in the Residency Matching Program
- Submit application materials through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) System by December 31, 2020
Can Harris Health sponsor applicants with visas?
Harris Health cannot sponsor student work visas.
What is Harris Health System's Ambulatory Care Postgraduate Year Two Program ASHP Accreditation Status?
The Postgraduate Year Two Ambulatory Care program conducted by Harris Health System, Houston, TX has an accreditation candidate status with ASHP. However, our world class ambulatory care preceptor team has provided guidance and stewardship in the specialized practice of ambulatory care pharmacotherapy to our ASHP accredited Postgraduate Year One Program and Postgraduate Year Two Administration program residents for nearly 15 years.
What documents are required for program application?
Applications shall be deemed complete upon the receipt of the following:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Interest
- Describe your reasons for pursuing a PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency. The letter should include details about your professional interests, achievements, and your five-year goals as a pharmacist.
- Official Transcripts
- 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.
- One letter of recommendation must be from a pharmacist who has supervised you or an APPE preceptor.
What is the official start date of the program?
The official start date of the program is July 1, 2021.
When is the application deadline?
All PHORCAS application documents must be received by December 31st, 2020.
How can I apply for this residency program?
Application materials shall be submitted via the PhORCAS System.
Can the program extend beyond the 12 months of Residency Class?
Residents will not be allowed to extend the program with or without pay beyond the allotted 12 months of Resident year.
For additional information, please contact:
Ambulatory Care PGY2
Residency Program Director
Clinical Pharmacy Operation Manager
Ambulatory Care Services
Harris Health System
Residency Program Coordinator
Clinical Pharmacist II
Ambulatory Care Services
Harris Health System