Pharmacy residency Program PGY1 Pharmacy

Pharmacy Residency

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
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Primary Care

Elective Rotations

Residents may repeat any core rotation in which they have a particular interest. Elective rotations may be from, but are not limited to:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Investigational Drugs
  • Pediatrics

Practice Management

Each resident shall be expected to

  • Provide on­call coverage
  • Attend and participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Medication Use Safety Committee, and one subcommittee
  • Develop or revise policies and procedures

Presentations

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

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 Residency Matching Program
  • Submit application materials through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) System by December 31

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 ACPE­accredited college of pharmacy.

What is the official start date of the program?

The official start date of the program is July 1.

What documents are required in the application packet?

Applications shall be deemed complete upon the receipt of the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
    • Describe your reasons for pursuing a PGY1/PGY2/MS Pharmacy Administration 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.

When is the application deadline?

All PHORCAS application documents must be received by December 31. 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.

For additional information, please contact:

Goldina Erowele, PharmD, MBA
Residency Program Director
Director of Pharmacy Operations & Clinical Support Services
Office: 713­-873­-7090
Goldina.Erowele@harrishealth.org
Abel Davila, RPh, Ed.D
Residency Program Coordinator
Pharmacy Practice Advancement Manager
Office: 713­-634­-1523
Abel.Davila@harrishealth.org
Cindy Adibe, PharmD
PGY2 Pharmacy Administration Resident
Chief Pharmacy Resident
Office: 713­-592­-4934
Cindy.Adibe@harrishealth.org