Postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency

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 Columbia Hospital at Medical City Dallas provides the resident with diverse adult and pediatric 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 Dallas. Residents will staff, on average, every third weekend. Benefits include:

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

Required learning experiences

  • Orientation (concentrated)
  • Adult Internal Medicine (concentrated)
  • Staffing (concentrated and longitudinal)
  • Adult Critical Care (concentrated)
  • Infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship (longitudinal)
  • Administration and management (concentrated)
  • Presentations and education (longitudinal)
  • Research (concentrated and longitudinal)

Elective learning experiences

  • Pediatrics (concentrated)
  • NICU (concentrated)
  • PICU/CICU (concentrated)
  • Adult Bone Marrow Transplant (concentrated)
  • Solid Organ Transplant (concentrated)
  • Pediatric Oncology (concentrated)
  • Informatics (concentrated)
  • Emergency medicine (concentrated)
  • Cardiology (concentrated)
  • Teaching certificate program (longitudinal)

Application requirements

  • Doctor of Pharmacy or candidate of an ACPE-accredited pharmacy school or school seeking accreditation
  • 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
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0

Application deadline: December 31

Program director

Paul Nguyen, Pharm.D.
Pharmacy Supervisor, Medical City Dallas
7777 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75230
Phone: 972-566-2756
Email: minh.nguyen3@medicalcityhealth.com