PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency creates an environment to promote refined problem-solving strategies, strong professional values and growth through supervised practice under the guidance of model practitioners. Residents will be responsible for acquiring outcome-based competencies for the management and optimization of the medication-use process; providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams; and exercising leadership and practice management. Residents will also focus on demonstrating project management skills and utilizing medical informatics.
The program director will develop an experiential plan at the beginning of the program for each resident. The experiential component shall consist of the following core or elective learning experiences (see image below). The needs of the resident and the attributes of the residency program will be utilized in the development of the plan. Additional electives may be available based on the resident’s interests.
PGY 1 Pharmacy Residency
The PGY 1 Pharmacy Residency is designed to accelerate the resident’s growth beyond entry-level professional competence in pharmacy services and to further develop leadership skills. The residency offers an environment for accelerating growth beyond entry-level professional competence through supervised practice under the guidance of model practitioners. Residents will be held responsible and accountable for acquiring outcome-based competencies for the managing and improving the medication-use process, providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams, exercising leadership and practice management, demonstrating project management skills, providing medication and practice-related education/training and utilizing medical informatics. The PGY 1 Pharmacy Residency graduates will possess competencies that enable success as general clinicians. Graduates are prepared to enter general clinical practice, PGY2 residency or a fellowship program.
Staffing commitment shall be a total of 274 hours during the residency year (average of every third weekend) and is divided into two categories. Each PGY1 resident will staff every fourth weekend in the outpatient pharmacy for a total of 144 hours. The remainder of the staffing requirement (130 hours) is completed on any shift or combination of hours and may consist of any practice area within the department.
A teaching certificate is offered in conjunction with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy. Residents will also have the opportunity to interact and precept pharmacy students, participate in Grand Rounds and collaborate on quality improvement projects.
Each resident is assigned to a Pharmacy Scholarly Oversight Committee to provide support and mentorship for the longitudinal research project. This committee will allow the resident to create and maintain realistic deadlines and goals to complete a successful project and develop a manuscript for publication submission.
PGY1 residents will have the opportunity to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Alcáldé Southwest Leadership Conference.
Travel support for ASHP Midyear Meeting and TSHP Alcáldé Southwest Leadership Conference
Dedicated work space with desktop computer and laptop
Hospital benefits program:
403b plans available
Program Requirements/Application Process
Applicants must be graduates or candidates for graduation of an American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in the process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
Applicants must also be eligible for licensure in the state of Texas. Each resident is required to become licensed in the state of Texas within 90 days of the residency start year. The Children’s Medical Center Pharmacy Practice Residency Program (PGY1) uses the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service[MF1] (PhORCAS) for all required materials. Candidate selection is based on evaluation of documents submitted in PhORCAS and phone/on-site interview(s).
A pre-employment screening process will follow the receipt of your application and may include a criminal background check, verification of prior employment, drug screen, physical, and evidence of authorization to work in the United States.
Applicants must submit the following documents via PhORCAS by January 1st, 2019:
- One-page letter of intent
- Curriculum vitae
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
- Official transcript from pharmacy school
- Rank order of areas of interest in pediatric pharmacy practice
Note: a separate link for this information will be provided to applicants upon receipt of application.
Applicants must complete an online video questionnaire called Convey. A link to complete this will be emailed to the applicant after his/her PhORCAS application is received. The applicant will have 72 hours to complete the video questionnaire. Take the Interview is required for an application to be considered complete.
***Onsite interviews for PGY1 residency candidates will be conducted February 18th – 22th, 2019.
PhORCAS Program Name: Children’s Medical Center Dallas
For all additional information regarding the program or application process, contact:
Stephanie Weightman, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS
Residency Program Contact: