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PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency


Ran Xu, PhD, PharmD, BCPS
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services 
Clinical Pharmacy Manager 
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director 
[email protected] 
P:  (936) 266-3076 



  • Prior to start of residency, should have already take NABPLEX and MPJ exams
  • Texas pharmacist licensure must be in good standing by the 6th week of residency
  • Staff every third weekend and clinical practice month rotation
  • Staff one major and one minor holiday
  • Start Residency by the last week of June
  • Attend 2-day Hospital Orientation
  • Major project
  • Best practice improvement project (medication safety/CPM)
  • Drug class review, monograph, treatment guideline or protocol 
  • Medication use evaluation
  • Manuscripts on projects must be completed by end of residency program
  • Code Blue participation
  • On-call responsibility
  • Journal Clubs
  • Case Presentations and Seminars


You must apply online through the ASHP PhORCAS program ( (application documents are not to be mailed).

The following documents are required to be submitted as part of a complete application for the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency.  The deadline for application is January 15 at 11:59 PM.

  1. Cover Letter: Provide a cover letter for your application materials which addresses  a) your short and long term career goals, b) your thoughts on how a pharmacy practice residency will help you to achieve these goals, c) a description of activities/projects/experiences that have contributed to your skills in any or all of the following areas:  written/verbal communication, public speaking, time management, leadership d) any information about yourself and your candidacy which may not be apparent on other documents. 

  2. A copy of your curriculum vitae (CV). 

  3. Most recent College of Pharmacy and/or Graduate School transcript(s).

  4. Three references are required.  The reference writers must complete the online information via PhORCAS.  The reference writers will need to address your potential for success in the residency program.  

  5. Passport size photo must be submitted to us after you have received and accepted the offer to interview with us.   

An on-site interview is considered very important and is required for a complete application.  All applications will be screened by our Residency Advisory Council, and all applicants chosen for interview will be contacted by the end of January. The on-site interview is a full day and will include a fifteen minute presentation on a disease state management topic of your choice to a group of pharmacists. You will interview with two groups of Clinical Pharmacists as well as Pharmacy Director and Managers.  The last date for interviews is normally one week before the ASHP match list submission date.  Financial assistance for the on-site interview is not available, but we will work with you in any way we can to reduce expenses.

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