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 Medical City Plano provides the resident with diverse clinical and operational experiences in a variety of settings.

The PGY1 Pharmacy 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 Plano. Residents will staff, on average, every other weekend. Benefits include:

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

Core Learning Experiences

  • Orientation
  • Internal medicine
  • Critical care
  • Infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship
  • Administration and management

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Emergency department
  • Advanced critical care
  • Oncology
  • Nutrition support
  • Advanced infectious diseases
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Teaching certificate program

Longitudinal Residency Activities

  • Pharmacy student precepting (APPE)
  • Interdisciplinary education
  • Medication use process/formulary management
  • Research project
  • Service commitment (staffing)

Application Requirements

  • Doctor of Pharmacy or candidate
    • 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

Application deadline: January 3, 2020

Program Director

Anita Rahman, Pharm.D., BCPS
Director of Pharmacy Services, Medical City Plano
3901 W 15th St.
Plano, TX 75075
Phone: 972-519-1181
Email: Anita.Rahman@medicalcityhealth.com