The PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is a one-year postgraduate training program.
Graduates of this PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency will be trained to practice as a highly qualified clinical pharmacy specialist or clinical faculty member, capable of effectively managing complex infectious diseases patients and leading an antimicrobial stewardship program in an academic medical center, community hospital, or health system. The resident will also develop the skills needed to provide education to healthcare professionals and trainees, while producing high quality clinical research.
Memorial Hermann-TMC is uniquely positioned as an academic medical center within a hospital system, allowing PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residents to learn from the complex cases at our institution, while understanding the intricacies of performing antimicrobial stewardship at a community hospital and at the hospital-system level. Patient populations regularly encountered at Memorial Hermann-TMC include severe trauma, burns, solid organ transplant, HIV, oncology, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, OBGYN, and pediatrics. Our close affiliation with the UTHealth McGovern Medical School offers many opportunities to educate and learn alongside physician trainees within their robust structure of clinical conferences, journal clubs, and lectures, in addition to those offered with pharmacy trainees. This affiliation also enables the resident to collaborate with world-renowned infectious diseases and microbiology faculty on research projects. A unique collaboration amongst infectious diseases pharmacists across the Texas Medical Center affords the resident the chance to present to and learn from ID pharmacy trainees and clinical specialists at multiple sites.
To apply for this program, you must submit the following through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS):
Letter of Intent
Should be 1 to 2 pages, using a 12-point font and 1 inch margins.
The letter should address all of the following:
Explain why you want to pursue a PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency
Discuss your long-term career goals and why you believe this program will help you achieve these goals
Please include a list of all completed and anticipated PGY1 rotations and completed APPE rotations.
Three Letters of Reference
Only the PhORCAS standardized reference form is required.
College of Pharmacy Transcripts
Should be submitted directly to PhORCAS
For further information, contact:
Jessica T. Babic, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP Program Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Phone: (713) 704-8895 E-mail: Jessica.Babic@memorialhermann.org
About Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
Pharmacy Residencies and Experiential Programs
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
At Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, our residency programs are designed to challenge residents to develop those skills which are crucial to becoming successful clinical pharmacy practitioners. Under the supervision of experienced clinical pharmacy specialists, residents work closely with physicians at all levels of training from the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, as well as nurses, and other health care practitioners to directly provide care to patients in an academic environment. Residents gain valuable precepting experience by working closely with a select group of pharmacy students in our Longitudinal Clinical Experiential Program and through completion of a teaching certificate program offered in conjunction with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy.
What Residency and Experiential Programs Do We Offer?
The Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Department of Pharmacy offers a comprehensive post-graduate pharmacy training program, which includes the following residency programs:
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
PGY2 Cardiology Ph...armacy Residency
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency
PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency
New for 2021-2022:
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center also offers the Longitudinal Clinical Experiential Program (LCEP) designed for Doctor of Pharmacy students during their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE).
About Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Founded in 1925, Hermann Hospital (now Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center) was the first hospital to open in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. For nearly a century, the hospital has set new standards of care in Texas and the nation through advances in the practice of medicine. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is the flagship campus of the Memorial Hermann Health System, one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in Texas.
As the primary teaching hospital for the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center provides exceptional care in cardiology, neuroscience, trauma, organ transplantation, pediatrics, and much more. Within the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center campus are Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, the Texas Trauma Institute, the Heart & Vascular Institute, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, and the Ironman® Sports Medicine Institute. The campus is also home to a Burn Center, Cancer Center, a pharmacist-operated Medication Therapy and Wellness Clinic and Solid-Organ Transplant Center. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is one of the busiest Level I Trauma Centers in the country, providing Level I Trauma care for both adult and pediatric patients, and is home to Memorial Hermann Life Flight®.
About the Department of Pharmacy
The Department of Pharmacy’s mission is to provide safe and effective patient care through multi-disciplinary collaboration, education, and medication distribution of medications used by the patients of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Through a collaborative relationship with healthcare teams, medications and services will be provided in a cost efficient manner. To achieve this mission, over 30 clinical pharmacy specialists maintain active practices in a wide-range of areas, including: ambulatory care, emergency medicine, cardio-vascular, hematology / oncology, infectious diseases, internal/family medicine, medical intensive care, neurosciences, pediatrics and neonatal / pediatric critical care, solid-organ transplant, pain management and surgery / trauma / burn.
The Department of Pharmacy is actively involved in the education and training of future pharmacists through relationships with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center College and the University of the Incarnate Word School of Pharmacy.