Residency Listing

Houston Methodist Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Code: 74043
NMS Code: 211913
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Michael G Liebl, B.S., Pharm.D., BCPS
(713) 441-6973
Fax: (713) 441-1225
Director of Pharmacy: Alex C. Varkey, PharmD, MS
(713) 441-2141
Fax: (713) 441-1225
Program Contact: Michael G Liebl, B.S., Pharm.D., BCPS
(713) 441-6973
Fax: (713) 441-1225
Residency Information:

12 months/PGY1

Number of Positions: 3
Application Deadline: 12/25/2017
Starting Date:


Estimated Stipend: 49700
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

The PGY1 Residency for International Graduates exists to provide advanced pharmacy training opportunities for international pharmacy graduates. This program develops the resident's clinical, operational and leadership skills necessary to advance pharmacy practice in both US-based or international hospital pharmacy settings.

The program provides experiences in cardiology, critical care, drug information/formulary management, infectious diseases, internal medicine, research/management, continuity of care, community hospital clinical service and medication safety. Many elective rotations are available including hematology/oncology, neurology, pharmacy informatics and solid organ transplantation. Residents will conduct a major project of publishable quality and a minor project (MUE) longitudinally during the residency year. The clinical and operational staffing experience occurs every third weekend. Opportunities for participating in a teaching certificate program and providing lectures are available through the University of Houston.

The program is specifically designed with a start date and content to meet the unique needs of the international pharmacist graduate.

Fringe Benefits:   
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan
  • Funding for ASHP Summer Meeting and Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   
  • PharmD
  • Texas licensure within 90 days of starting residency
  • Letter of intent, CV, 3 letters of recommendations and college of pharmacy transcript must be submitted in PhORCAS for your application to be considered complete
Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Private
Model Type(s): Teaching, Tertiary
Tax Status: Nonprofit
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Site Special Features:   

Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) is located in the heart of the world renowned Texas Medical Center. Offering many opportunities for clinical and didactic teaching, it is a teaching affiliate for several top ranked universities and colleges of pharmacy. U.S. News & World Report ranked Houston Methodist Hospital in 8 specialties nationally and the No. 1 hospital in Texas and Gulf Coast for the 6th year in a row. Houston Methodist highly performs in nine of nine common conditions and procedures evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, HMH is included on Forbes magazine's list of "America's Best Employers". For more information, visit