The purpose of the PGY1/PGY2 Residency in Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership combined program with a MS in Pharmacy Leadership and Administration is to develop pharmacy leaders by providing the administrative and clinical skills necessary to lead a large health-system pharmacy or other healthcare organization in advancing patient care. We combine both a didactic and practical learning environment to train the pharmacy profession's future leaders.
Required participation in the ASHP National Matching Program
NMS Program Code: 163618
Licensure and employment: Texas pharmacist licensure is required within 90 days of starting the program. Failure to do so will result in termination of employment.
Houston Methodist is committed to improving the health of our patients, employees and community. As a health care provider, it is our responsibility to promote a healthier environment for our employees. Accordingly, effective January 1, 2013, Houston Methodist no longer hires tobacco users. Applicants will be tested for tobacco usage during the post-offer physical and drug screening. If an applicant tests positive for tobacco use or recreational drug use, the offer will be rescinded.
Learning Experiences: Core rotations: Community Hospital Management, Finance/Budgeting, Human Resources, Informatics, Operations Management, Regulatory Compliance, Strategic Planning, Cardiology, Critical Care, Drug Information, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Medication Safety
Elective rotations: Purchasing/Procurement, Clinical Service Management, Hospital Administration, Formulary Management, Investigational Drug Services, Other clinical rotations
Master's Program: Each resident will earn a MS in Pharmacy Leadership and Administration through UH alongside Administrative Residents from other hospitals in the Texas Medical Center. This platform allows residents to learn and experience innovations being implemented at the various hospitals in the largest medical center in the world.
Supervise the employee internship program
Develop/revise policies and procedures
Manage process improvement initiatives
Participate in both employee and resident recruitment and selection processes
Lead the HMH pharmacy resident team in organizing Pharmacy Week activities
Participate in administrative on-call duties
Staffing every third weekend
One evening shift every two weeks averaged over a four week period starting in Year 2 of program
Residents will work two holidays per year
Each resident will plan, design and complete one major research project each year. One of these projects may serve as the Master’s research project or thesis.
Research results are presented at the Alcalde Southwest Leadership Conference and/or the Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference, among other meetings.
Residents will spearhead projects stemming from departmental initiatives.
Teaching Certificate Program through the University of Houston College of Pharmacy to promote scholarship in academia
Attend monthly meetings with co-residents and program directors to discuss a variety of topics including patient cases, journal clubs, guidelines and leadership
Present an ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education activity
About Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) is located in the heart of the world renowned Texas Medical Center. Offering many opportunities for clinical and didactic teaching, it is a teaching affiliate for several top ranked universities and colleges of pharmacy. U.S. News & World Report ranked Houston Methodist Hospital in 9 specialties nationally and the No. 1 hospital in Texas and Gulf Coast. Houston Methodist highly performs in nine of nine common conditions and procedures evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, HMH is included on Forbes magazine's list of "America's Best Employers". For more information, visit www.methodistpharmacy.org