PGY1 pharmacy residencies 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 at Medical City Arlington provides the resident with diverse clinical and operational experiences in a variety of settings. This residency fosters growth and development of pharmacy graduates through a structured curriculum with diverse learning experiences that emphasize exceptional patient care and optimizing medication use.

Staffing and Benefits

Residents are full-time, benefits-eligible employees of Medical City Arlington. Residents will staff, on average, every third weekend and one half day during the week. Benefits include:

  • A competitive stipend
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Financial support for approved national, state, and/or local pharmacy conference

Required Learning Experiences

Concentrated (4 – 6 weeks each)

  • Academia
  • Administration
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neonatal ICU


  • Management
  • Research
  • Staffing
  • Recitation Course Co-Directorship
  • Teaching & Learning Certificate
  • Community Health & Wellness

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Emergency medicine (concentrated)
  • Informatics

Application requirements

  • Doctor of Pharmacy or Candidate
    • ACPE-accredited pharmacy school or school seeking accreditation
      • Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Committee (FPGEC) certification is required for graduates of ACPE-accredited schools (or schools seeking ACPE accreditation) outside of the United States
    • Have or be eligible for Texas pharmacist licensure
    • Submission of the following through PhORCAS:
      • Curriculum vitae
      • Letter of intent
      • Three (3) completed references using standard PhORCAS template
      • Copy of official pharmacy school transcripts
  • After the Match, an application through HCA Careers will also be required

Application deadline: January 5, 2024

Program Director/Contact

Irene Kwon, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP 
Clinical Operations Specialist/Program Director
3301 Matlock Road

Arlington, TX 76015


Phone: 682-509-3773
Email Irene Kwon

ASHP Accredited

Medical City Arlington is an ASHP-Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program