Residency & Fellowship

Concurrent M.S./Residency

(M.S. in Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy & PGY1 Residency and PGY2 Pharmacy Administration Residency)

About the Program

The concurrent M.S./Residency program is designed to prepare pharmacists with the knowledge and skills to assume positions of leadership in health care. The 24-month program offers unique learning, teaching and collaboration opportunities to complete a M.S. in Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy (formerly Pharmacy Administration) with a focus on Pharmacy Leadership from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and concurrently complete PGY1/PGY2 residency training from six leading Texas Medical Center institutions:

  • Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Harris Health System;
  • Memorial Hermann Health System
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • CHI St. Luke's Health
  • Texas Children's Hospital


Mission and Vision


To develop contemporary pharmacy leaders to be change agents for the future of healthcare utilizing the vast experiential and academic resources available in the Texas Medical Center and the greater Houston area


We will be the premier training program for future health-system pharmacy leaders using a seamless partnership between academia and experiential training

Program Features

  • 24-month program offering M.S. in Pharmacy Administration/Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy and PGY1/PGY2 certificate
  • Central application process (2015 deadline TBA)
  • ASHP-matching, accredited residency programs offered by six Texas Medical Center institutions

To download 2013 Program Brochure PDF, click here  (requires Adobe Reader)

About the University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Founded in 1946, the University of Houston College of Pharmacy combines the opportunities and experiences of the Texas Medical Center's world-class healthcare community with resources of the University of Houston, a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university, to offer its students the best possible education in pharmacy. The College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and holds membership in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

The College's Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy program is one of the largest in the U.S., with faculty members conducting research in  pharmacoepidemiology and health outcomes published in leading national and international journals, and students among the winners of national and international awards for research excellence.

About the Texas Medical Center Institutions

Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC)

As a member of one of the world's largest integrated health care systems, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) serves as the primary health care provider for more than 103,000 veterans in southeast Texas. Located on a 118-acre campus and built in 1991, MEDVAMC is a state-of-the-art facility with 352 hospital beds, a 40-bed Spinal Cord Injury Center, and a 120-bed transitional care center for long-term care (includes five palliative care beds). MEDVAMC also uses robotic helpmates that transport medications and supplies from the pharmacy to various nursing units within the hospital. Pharmacy Practice Residents will have various experiential opportunities and a significant role in a well established, multidisciplinary Anticoagulation and Pharmacotherapy Clinic at the MEDVAMC.

For more information about the residency programs at MEDVAMC, please click here.

Harris Health System (formerly Harris County Hospital District)

The Harris Health System provides more than 1 million health care visits each year to residents of Harris County, the nation's third most-populous county. The hospital district operates Ben Taub General Hospital, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, Quentin Mease Community Hospital, 12 community health centers, a dental center, eight school-based clinics, 13 homeless shelter clinics and five mobile health units. The Department of Pharmacy prides itself in providing comprehensive, cost-effective pharmaceutical care to its patients through deployment of more than 400 full-time employees. The Department of Pharmacy provides pharmaceutical care in all patient care settings. These services include unit dose drug distribution, IV admixture preparation, chemotherapy admixtures, investigational drug studies, outpatient prescriptions, disease state management, clinical programs, training and education, and drug information for the patient and other healthcare providers.

For more information about the residency programs at HCHD, please click here.

Memorial Hermann Health System

Memorial Hermann Health System is a collection of 14 Hospitals, all within the greater Houston area, and one of the largest not-for-profit systems in the nation. Clinical specialists maintain active practices in surgical/trauma, neurosciences, cardiology/cardiovascular surgery, internal medical, transplant, neonatal, and pediatric critical care environments as well as internal medicine and general surgery. Clinical Pharmacy Residencies rotations are held at MH TMC, MH SW, and Children's. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital serve as the primary teaching site for The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The residency programs also maintain relationships with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, which provides clinical and operational experiences for pharmacy students.

For more information about the residency programs at Memorial Hermann, please click here.

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston is one of the nation's largest private, non-profit general hospitals. Dedicated to providing the highest level of patient care, Methodist has a 90-year legacy of medical breakthroughs, such as the world's first multiple-organ transplant in the 1960s, gene therapy for prostate cancer, and the first islet cell transplants in Texas. Houston Methodist Hospital Pharmacy Department's mission is to provide high-quality, cost-effective and innovative pharmaceutical care to the people we serve in a spiritual and safe environment of caring, compassion, teamwork and personal commitment. Pharmacy Services' goal in providing world-class pharmaceutical care stems from three strategic drivers: Clinical Scope; Operational Excellence; and Absolute Commitment to Quality and Safety.

For more information about the residency programs at HMH, please click here.

CHI St. Luke's Health

CHI St. Luke’s Health is comprised of six facilities, including CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, a world-class quaternary care facility that is home to the Texas Heart® Institute, which was founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, M.D.  Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center was the first hospital in Texas named a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence, receiving the award three times. CHI St. Luke’s Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), which operates in 18 states and includes 89 hospitals. The Department of Pharmacy utilizes a cartless, decentralized distribution and clinical pharmacy services model with extensive automation in the pharmacy and on the patient care units. Clinical Pharmacist Coordinators maintain advanced practices in critical care, pulmonology, cardiology, neurosciences, emergency medicine, renal transplant, nephrology, liver transplant, cardiothoracic transplant, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases and internal medicine. Use of bedside bar code medication administration, computerized prescriber order entry and an automated supply chain model promotes best practices to maximize safety and quality with the support of a team of pharmacy informatics and medication safety specialists.

The residency program includes a series of rotations designed to provide comprehensive core-learning of diseases and drug therapy issues as well as experiences in practice management and policy development. Administrative and management experiences are designed to develop a core skill set for future leaders of the profession. Experiential rotations in human resources management, operations management, strategic planning, financial management, supply chain management, organizational dynamics and budget planning are designed to develop leadership capabilities.

For more information about the residency programs at CSLHS, please click here.

Texas Children's Hospital (TCH)

Texas Children's Hospital is committed to a community of healthy children by providing the finest pediatric patient care, education and research. Renowned worldwide for its expertise and breakthrough developments in clinical care and research, Texas Children's is nationally ranked in all ten subspecialties in U.S. News & World Report's list of America's Best Children's Hospitals. Texas Children's has also embarked on a $1.5 billion expansion, which includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, a comprehensive obstetrics facility focusing on high-risk births, and a community hospital in suburban West Houston. Our mission is to provide quality pharmacy care through optimal medication use and safety in the support of the hospital's mission and values. In effort to accomplish this, the pharmacy creates an environment conducive to developing the skills of pharmacy students, residents, and pharmacists.

For more information about the residency programs at TCH, please click here.