The purpose of the Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Solid Organ Transplant Residency Program at Houston Methodist is to provide pharmacists an additional year of specialized advanced pharmacy training in the care and management of solid organ transplant patients.
The pharmacist completing this PGY2 SOT pharmacy residency program will be qualified to independently manage the pharmaceutical care of solid organ transplant patients. The pharmacist will work as part of the transplant multi-disciplinary team, consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse coordinators, social workers, nurses, and case managers, to provide optimal pharmaceutical care in this patient population. Additionally, the pharmacist will be capable to disseminate knowledge through teaching and educating patients, students, and other healthcare providers. The pharmacist will be able to conduct self-assessment and commit to continuous self-learning. Upon completion of this residency program, the pharmacist will be competitive for a role as a transplant clinical pharmacist.
Positions available: 2
Duration: 12 months, beginning early July
Application deadline: January 5th
Submit all application materials through PhORCAS
On-site interview required
Required participation in the ASHP National Matching Program
NMS Program Code: 619076
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 If an applicant tests positive for tobacco use or recreational drug use, the offer will be rescinded.
Core rotations: Kidney/Pancreas Transplant I & II; Liver Transplant I; Heart Transplant I; Lung Transplant I & II; Longitudinal experiences in Clinical research, Practice Management and Outpatient Transplant Clinic
Elective rotations: Kidney/Pancreas Transplant III, Heart Transplant II, Liver Transplant II, Transplant ICU and MCS Devices, Infectious Diseases
Provide clinical specialist coverage on transplant floors every third weekend and one evening every two weeks averaged over a four week period
Residents will work one major and one minor holiday
Plan, design, and complete a major research project with preceptor guidance
Research results presented in poster format at the Vizient Pharmacy Network Meeting
Project platform presentation at the Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference
Complete an additional minor project (i.e. Medication Use Evaluation, Continuous Quality Improvement project)
Attendance at a professional transplant meeting
Present an ACPE-accredited continuing education activity
Submit one solid organ transplant-related writing assignment for publication
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