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Pharmacy Residency Program

Program Description

Two pharmacy practice residency positions will be offered. Pharmacy residents are based at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and are affiliated with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Pharmacy. Residents will be actively involved in patient care, education, and research. Residents are required to complete 10 rotations and complete and present one major project. Residents may choose from the rotations listed below, or may pursue alternative rotations if interested in an area outside the listed rotations. Other areas of training are available with physicians serving as the supervising clinician. Residents will staff an average of 2 days per month.

This program will prepare pharmacist clinicians for any of the following:

  • Patient care clinical pharmacist and/or leadership role in a healthcare delivery system
  • An adjunct faculty position, or
  • PGY2 training in the area of choice

Pharmacists completing this residency program will be competent practitioners of pharmaceutical care. Residents will engage in patient care, project management and practice management and will develop substantial leadership and problem-solving skills. Residents will work as an integrated member of a multidisciplinary health care team. Upon completion of this residency, pharmacists will be able to apply their knowledge to all types of projects and patient care situations, and will be able to educate patients, caregivers and other healthcare professionals on appropriate medication therapy. During this program it is expected that the resident will grow professionally, and will exhibit a personal philosophy of professional growth and commitment to the profession.

Program Activities

Rotation Opportunities

  • Internal Medicine
  • Drug Information
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Management
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Critical Care
  • Nephrology
  • Other offsite rotations are available

Teaching Activities

Residents are appointed as Assistant Instructors with the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy and will have the opportunity to earn a Teaching Certificate. Clerkship teaching (involving both P3 and P4 students) is integrated into the resident practice model. Early in the program, the resident will observe faculty clerkship preceptors and become integrated into various aspects of clerkship teaching. During the second half of the residency program, residents have the opportunity to independently precept clerkship students.

Residency Project

Residents will complete one patient care project with the intent to present the acquired knowledge at a regional and/or national residency conference. It is preferred that this project be suitable for publication in manuscript form. Residents may chose any type of research project or quality improvement program, provided that the project:

  1. includes generation of original data;
  2. is suitable for publication or presentation at a national pharmacy meeting;
  3. can reasonably be completed within the residency year.

Information for Applicants


Applicants must be graduates of an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy. A doctor of pharmacy degree is required. Residents must be eligible for, and maintain licensure in the state of Texas throughout the residency.

Information regarding application materials, processes, and deadlines can be found under Applicant Information.

Site Information

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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas (THD) is a member of Texas Health Resources (THR), the largest fully integrated, not-for-profit health care system in Texas. THR formed from the merger of Presbyterian Healthcare System, Harris Methodist Health System, and Arlington Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc.

Since its opening in 1966, THD has become a respected center of quality health care. The campus includes a 900-bed acute-care hospital and various specialized ambulatory clinics. THD is recognized for excellence in cardiology, oncology, neurology, orthopedics, high-risk obstetrics and more.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy

TTUHSC School of PharmacyTTUHSC School of Pharmacy was established by the Texas Legislature in 1993 and is now located in a new 102,000-sq. ft. building. This state of the art facility includes a Drug Information Center, multimedia classrooms, two computer classrooms, and a pharmacy practice laboratory with a patient communication skills training center.

The School provides education and training for 72 entry-level Pharm.D. students per class. Faculty and students have access to computerized drug information systems and all educational materials by connecting to a dataport within the School or via telephone when outside of the School.

The residency training programs at TTUHSC School of Pharmacy are designed to produce practitioners who exhibit excellence in patient care. The programs offer diversity in training through a wide range of Pharmacy Practice and Specialty Programs over multiple campuses. Each program supported by TTUHSC is unique based upon curriculum and practice setting. However, all TTUHSC residency programs maintain consistent core values.

All programs:

  • are built upon an active learning and self-assessment process
  • are established on a foundation of active patient care services
  • recognize the importance of adhering to national standards for training
  • support a team approach to mentoring and training
  • stress the importance of developing well-rounded practitioners while supporting individual career goals

Program Leadership

For additional information, please contact:

Carla Philmon, Pharm.D.
Residency Program Coordinator
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
8200 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 345-7870
Fax: (214) 345-2601

Steven Pass , Pharm.D., FCCM, FCCP, BCPS
Vice Chair of Residency Programs
TTUHSC School of Pharmacy
4500 S. Lancaster Rd., Building 7 - R#119A
Dallas, TX 75216
Phone (214) 372-5300

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