Residency Listing

Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin Street, MS DB109
Houston, TX 77030
Code: 74451
NMS Code: 583452
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Critical Care Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Michael Sirimaturos, PharmD, BCNSP, BCCCP, FCCM
(713) 441-3717
Fax: (713) 441-1225
Director of Pharmacy: Alex C. Varkey, PharmD, M.S.
(713) 441-2141
Fax: (713) 441-1225
Residency Information:

12 months/PGY2

Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: 1/5/2018
Estimated Stipend: 49700
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

Houston Methodist Hospital has over 130 ICU beds in 5 distinct ICU settings providing residents with excellent subspecialty learning opportunities. There are 5 clinical core rotations in the coronary, cardiovascular surgery, medical, general surgery and liver, and neurosurgical ICUs. Two months are dedicated to research/management rotations. Two elective rotations can also be selected. The resident can repeat a core ICU rotation or can choose from other internal elective rotations including bone marrow transplant, emergency department, endocrinology, infectious diseases, and solid organ transplant. Potential external elective rotations include academia, neonatal ICU, neuro trauma ICU, nutrition, and shock trauma ICU and are subject to availability.

In addition to writing a manuscript from their major project, PGY2 Critical Care residents submit a separate writing assignment for publication (i.e. case report, therapy review). Residents will have opportunities in serving as a primary responder on the code blue team and as the primary preceptor for one student in the spring. All residents prepare and present a 1 hour ACPE accredited continuing education program. Weekend staffing is every 3 weeks and is clinical staffing in the ICU areas.

Fringe Benefits:   
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan
  • Funding for Vizient/ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference and the Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   
  • PharmD
  • Completion of PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
  • 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