PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The Division of Pharmacy at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center offers a one-year PGY1 pharmacy residency program. MD Anderson has more than 600 inpatient beds and over 5,100 outpatient clinic visits daily. Pharmacy services provide integrated clinical and distributive services using centralized and decentralized applications. The residency program is a well-rounded program that includes multiple aspects of pharmacy practice. The residency learning experiences include both core rotations as well as elective time scheduled throughout the year to help the resident further individualize the residency to meet their goals. Through these experiences the one-year PGY1 residency program prepares graduates to become independent clinicians, pursue a PGY2 in a specialized area and serve as a preceptor for pharmacy students. Under the direction of Tami N. Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCM, and the pharmacy staff at MD Anderson, the resident will:

  • Provide comprehensive, pharmacotherapeutic patient management as a member of the following multidisciplinary teams:
    • Ambulatory Care
    • Cardiology
    • Critical Care
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nutrition Support
    • Oncology
  • Participate in monthly and longitudinal experiences in Practice Management, Medication Management and Analytics
  • Provide patient care pharmacy services on average two weekends per month
  • Refine presentation skills
  • Educate pharmacy, nursing and medical staff
  • Complete a major pharmacy project

Program Director

Tami N. Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCM
Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Division of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. – Unit 90
Houston, TX 77030-4009

Telephone: 713-563-1627


Required: The applicant must possess a Pharm.D. degree. Texas Pharmacist licensure is required within 90 days of starting the program.

Additional Program Information

Frequently Asked Questions

PGY1 Residency Responsibilities

PGY1 Overview

Application Information

Applications must be submitted by December 31. Please contact the program director prior to starting the application process.

Application Instructions

Institutional Information

Division of Pharmacy Overview

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Pharmacy Student Externship Program

Pharmacy students at the University of Houston and Texas Southern University are invited to apply to our new externship program

To apply, email your Curriculum Vitae, one to two letters of recommendation and a one-page letter of intent to the externship program coordinator by April 29, 2016.