PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency

Our program uniquely focuses on ambulatory care.

The purpose of the Baylor Health Enterprises PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency is to build upon the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications. 

A unique aspect of this community residency program is the increased focus on ambulatory care. In addition, the graduate of this program will be able to function as adjunct faculty for college of pharmacy.

Baylor Health Enterprises operates 28 pharmacies within the Baylor Scott & White Health network. Pharmacy services in Central Texas include immunization services and medication therapy management.

Our pharmacies have formal affiliations with the following colleges of pharmacy:

  • The University of Texas at Austin and University of North Texas
  • Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Baylor Health Enterprises Community-Based Pharmacy Residency is a multi-site residency offering four positions – two in Central Texas at the Temple campus and two in North Texas at the Dallas campus.



The residents practice in year-long longitudinal rotations: management of anticoagulation patients under drug therapy protocol, management of patients with chronic diseases, medication therapy management and retail pharmacy operations.

The major training goals for our PGY1 residency follow those required by ASHP and include:

  • Manage and improve the medication-use process
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to optimize patient care
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills
  • Demonstrate project management skills
  • Provide medication and practice-related information, education, and/or training
  • Utilize medical informatics
  • Demonstrate skills required to function in an academic setting.

Each resident will participate in collaborative research and teaching experiences. Graduates are able to function as adjunct faculty for college of pharmacy.

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 January 4.

Visit PHORCAS to apply

ASHP code: 74039
Program match (Temple): 202715
Program match (Dallas): 202721

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 PGY1 community 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 ambulatory care supervisor (if possible/applicable)
  • Academic transcripts for professional pharmacy education
  • A recent professional photograph

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

Contact Us

Paul Godley, PharmD, FASHP
Program Director

Geri Gowan, PharmD
Program Coordinator (Temple)

PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency
Baylor Health Enterprises
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX 76508

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to a competitive stipend, 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 Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

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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