- Community Pharmacy
- Ambulatory Care
- Integrated Pharmacy Services
- Pharmacy Leadership & Professional Development
- Transitions of Care
- HIV Specialty Pharmacy
Electives can be designed and offered based on residents interests/requests
The resident will work on 4 projects throughout the residency year that are required for successful completion of the program. They include a practice related or research project, a new service development or enhancement, quality improvement project, and collaborative practice agreement project.
Other Program Requirements
Each resident is expected to staff every third weekend.
- Poster presentation at national conference
- Podium presentation at regional conference
- Complete teaching certificate program in partnership with the University of Houston
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 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, 2022
What are the licensing requirements?
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 July 31st, 2023.
Per ASHP requirements, a minimum of 2/3 of the residency must be completed as a licensed pharmacist, therefore resident interns/pharmacists who have failed to meet the licensure deadline (July 31st) due to failure of either the NAPLEX or Texas MPJE exam shall be dismissed from the residency program.
Can Harris Health sponsor applicants with visas?
Harris Health cannot sponsor student work visas.
Are applicants graduating in August considered?
Applicants must graduate by 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 3, 2023.
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 PGY1 Pharmacy Practice 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.
When is the application deadline?
The deadline to apply to our program is December 31, 2022.
How can I apply for this residency program?
Application materials shall be submitted via the PhORCAS System.
How can I get more information regarding your program and learning experiences?
An in depth overview of our program can be found here. You may also contact the residency program director with any additional questions.
For additional information, please contact:
Residency Program Director
Pharmacy Supervisor, Integrated Pharmacy Services
Residency Program Coordinator
PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Resident
Chief Pharmacy Resident