PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Core Rotations

Required core learning experiences are four to six weeks and include the following:
  1. Orientation
  2. General Pediatrics
  3. Pediatric Intensive Care
  4. Neonatal Intensive Care
  5. Hematology/Oncology
  6. Managed Care Pharmacy
  7. Specialty Pharmacy
  8. Project Management
  9. An additional acute care rotation
Required longitudinal learning experiences:
  1. Pharmacy Administration
  2. Clinical Practice Advancement
  3. Pharmacy Practice (Staffing)

Elective Rotations

Completion of Orientation and the required core rotations will allow the resident to choose three elective rotations. The resident may choose to do more than one rotation in a given practice area; however, the rotation must provide a different learning experience or patient population. The resident is encouraged to select elective rotations to provide a breadth of experience; therefore, a maximum of three rotations will be allowed within a specific patient population and not more than two non-direct patient care rotations.

Elective learning experiences include the following:
  1. Adult Acute Care
  2. Cardiac Intensive Care
  3. Renal Transplant
  4. Investigational Drugs & Research
  5. Pulmonology Clinic
  6. Pharmacy Informatics
  7. Extended experiences in any of the core clinical or non-direct patient care rotations

Pharmacy Practice Experience

Pharmacy practice experience begins in August and is completed in June. Residents will work two eight hour shifts every other weekend. Weekend pharmacy practice experience requirements do not entitle the resident to any additional time off during the week. In addition, each resident will be required to staff two of the major holidays.

DCH PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Facts

  • Duration/Type: 12-month residency
  • Number of Positions: 2
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 3
  • Starting Date: Varies, last week of June or first week of July
  • Interview Required: Yes
  • Training Site Type: Hospital
  • Owner Affiliate: Public
  • Model Type(s): Community, Acute Care
  • Tax Status: Non-Profit

Salary and Benefits

  • Annual salary of $55,000
  • Medical insurance (Health, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • Discounted meals and meal stipend
  • Free parking
  • Discounted membership to Wellness Centers
  • Professional travel reimbursement
  • On-site ACPE-accredited continuing education

PGY1 Residency Program Staff

Residency Program Director: Christina Schwarz, PharmD, BCPPS  |  christina.schwarz@dchstx.org

Residency Program Coordinator: Heather Garcia, PharmD  |  heather.garcia@dchstx.org

Pharmacy Director: Jessy Thomas, PharmD, MBA  |   jessy.thomas@dchstx.org