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. Here is a story about our newest resident, Brittany Cox.


We are a pharmacy department that puts pharmaceutical care into action for all of its registered pharmacists. The department is structured to provide rounding pharmacists an enhanced patient care role without traditional dispensing duties.

Some of the innovative approaches used to accomplish this include the use of non-dispensing rounding (decentralized) pharmacists with centralized medication dispensing. This is facilitated by the use of automated dispensing cabinets that are interfaced with the pharmacy information system.

Available throughout the hospital is the pharmacy clinical information system, which provides the pharmacist expanded patient information, including ready access to all lab values. A drug information system is accessible to health care providers hospital-wide, as is access to numerous electronic full-text journals and books through the Baylor Health Sciences Library.

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. Our elective opportunities include:

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


Elizabeth Berihun

Email: Elizabeth.Berihun@bswhealth.org 


Sierra Mullen

Email: Sierra.Mullen@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 1st, 2020.

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

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

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

Working at Baylor Scott & White Health

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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