Pharmacy Residency Program PGY1/PGY2/MS Pharmacy Administration Residency

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 Post­Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) and Post­Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) certificate, upon successful completion. The purpose of Harris Health System's PGY1/PGY2/MS Residency Program is to develop pharmacy leaders capable of practicing in a variety of patient care settings, providing the experience and confidence to effectively manage a health­ system pharmacy.

The 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 leaders.



Each resident is expected to present a formal case, a journal review, or administrative topic review to the pharmacy staff every month.

Service Component

Each Pharmacy Administration resident is expected to staff every third weekend (year 1 and 2).


Each resident is expected to plan, design, and complete a major project with the guidance of a project mentor. One minor project, often a medication use evaluation (MUE) is also required.

Core Rotations

  • Administration
  • Automation/IT
  • Clinical Services
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Internal Medicine
  • Operations
  • P&T Formulary Management
  • Primary Care
  • Quality and Regulatory

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:

  • Anticoagulation
  • Contract Management
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Inventory Management
  • Investigational Drugs
  • Medication Safety
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics

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 a 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
  • All PGY1/PGY2/MS candidates must also complete the application process for the University of Houston (UH) Master's Program by January 5, 2018

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 ACPE­-accredited college of pharmacy.

What documents are required for program application?

Applications shall be deemed complete upon 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.
  • Completed application to the University of Houston College of Pharmacy MS Program

What is the official start date of the program?

The official start date of the program is July 1.

When is the application deadline?

All PHORCAS application documents must be received by December 31. All University of Houston application documents must be received by January 5, 2018. Early application to the program is highly recommended.

For additional information, please contact:

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