PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Our program offers the vast expertise afforded by Baylor Scott & White Health coupled with the individualized attention allowed in a smaller setting.

The Baylor Scott & White Health PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Our program is based on standards developed by ASHP and managed by the Residency Advisory Committee (RAC). The RAC closely follows residents' progress through the training program and provides direction when necessary.

We accept two residents each year.


As affiliates of the world-renowned Baylor Scott & White Health Care System (BSWH), Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth offers the vast expertise of a long-standing health care system with the family feel of a smaller setting. The hospital has 538 licensed beds, provides comprehensive services in many specialized areas such as transplant, advanced heart failure and left ventricular assist devices, oncology, and neonatal intensive care. In the fall of 2021, BSW All Saints Medical Center- Fort Worth transitioned to a university teaching hospital, welcoming the inaugural class of medical residents.

Our pharmacist preceptors have taken the time to build reputable and trusted relationships with our physicians and nursing staff. This in part attributed to the longevity of our pharmacist preceptors. Additional board certifications obtained by our preceptors have also further elevated our pharmacists' knowledge, services, and expectations.

To help guide our residents through their year, each picks an advisor for the year. The resident advisor consistently meets with and is one of the many supporters of the resident during the year, along with the residency program director and department leadership.

Since 2003, BSW All Saints Medical Center- Fort Worth has offered an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency. Each year, our preceptors have worked with our residents to build upon their PharmD education and prepare them to be confident, effective pharmacy leaders providing the highest standard of patient care.

Our program is designed to give each resident an individualized experience based upon foundational learning objectives as well as expanded involvement in those areas where special interests exist. The goal is to develop and augment personal leadership abilities, preparing each resident to meet the challenges of the future.

Required Areas of Training

Our five-week rotations include:

  • Hospital pharmacy orientation
  • Internal medicine
  • Critical care
  • Nutrition
  • Management

Longitudinal Experiences

Residents are exposed to these longitudinal experiences throughout the duration of the residency:

  • Drug information
  • Practice management
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Major project
  • Teaching certification (provided in coordination with University of North Texas School of Pharmacy)


Elective rotations are tailored to each individual resident’s needs and desires. Each resident may select 5 to 6 elective rotations for the year. Our elective opportunities include:

  • Neonatal critical care
  • Cardiology
  • Nephrology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Medication safety
  • Oncology
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Emergency medicine
  • Ambulatory care
  • Community pharmacy practice


David Rivas

Email: David.rivas@bswhealth.org 


Alana Dorfstatter

Email: Alana.Dorfstatter@bswhealth.org

How to Apply

We use the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PHORCAS) to accept applications, transcripts and other supporting application materials.

Application deadline is Wednesday, January 3, 2022.

Application Requirements

Eligible candidates must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Texas licensure eligibility.

Applicants must also submit:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A letter of intent detailing reason for interest in completing a pharmacy practice residency, short and long-term career goals and how our program will assist in meetings those goals
  • Three ASHP recommendation forms, with at least one completed by an employment supervisor
  • Academic transcripts for professional pharmacy education

Contact Us

Theresa Yarger, PharmD, BCPS
Phone: 817.922.1835

Rick Myers, Director of Pharmacy

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth
1400 8th Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our residents a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas-Fort Worth provides access to metropolitan entertainment and culture while maintaining the lowest cost of living among the top 10 largest U.S. cities.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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