PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

With coaching, modeling and facilitation, our residents are exposed to the expanded pharmacist’s role in directly impacting the care of the patient.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple, in conjunction with the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and the Texas A&M University Rangel College of Pharmacy, offers an ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency designed to provide a broad experience in hospital pharmacy practice.

Our resident focuses on the comprehensive care of patients through evaluation and intervention of medication orders, interdisciplinary rounding, antimicrobial stewardship, education and research. This unique residency provides additional opportunities through oncology electives and research in the oncology population. The resident may not exceed one-third of residency in the oncology population.

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

We accept one resident each year.



This unique PGY1 residency provides additional opportunities through oncology electives and research in the oncology population. The resident may not exceed one-third of residency in a specific disease state or population (e.g. oncology). The schedule may be modified throughout the year to individualize the experience.

Residents complete 13 rotations from July 1 through June 30 of the residency year. Learning experiences are four weeks in length with the exception of the one longitudinal experience.  Residents generally work every third weekend and one holiday.

Required Learning Experiences

  • Orientation
  • Ambulatory care
  • Longitudinal leadership, administration, research topic discussions
  • Oncology
  • Research
  • Internal medicine
  • Main pharmacy

Learning Experiences (choose three)

  • Cardiology
  • Hospitalists – Internal medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Outpatient oncology clinic
  • Family medicine
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Surgery – OB/GYN

Learning Experiences (choose four)

  • Administration
  • Cardiology: CVICU
  • Emergency department
  • Oncology
  • Informatics
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Transitions of care

Teaching Component

Each resident has the opportunity to assist with P4 students on rotations at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple, provide lectures to P3 students, assist in Pharmacotherapy Lab with P3 students at Texas A&M University Irma Lerma College of Pharmacy and University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, and provide inservices to health care providers.

Sample Calendar and Schedule

For residents to successfully graduate from the program, they must:

  • Achieve 90 percent of ASHP residency objectives by the end of residency year
  • Complete an Institutional Review Board-approved research project
  • Participate in poster presentations at ASHP, University of Texas Research Day, and Baylor Scott & White Health Scholars Day
  • Deliver a platform presentation at the annual Alcalde Southwest Leadership Conference
  • Create a manuscript of publishable quality
  • Deliver an ACPE-accredited presentation to Baylor Scott & White pharmacists

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 6.

Visit PhORCAS to apply

ASHP Code: 74103
Program match: 152422

Application Requirements

Eligible candidates must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy and Texas licensure eligibility by Sept. 1.

Applicants must also submit:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A letter of intent detailing reason for interest in completing a PGY1 pharmacy residency, short and long-term career goals, and how our program will assist in meetings those goals
  • Three ASHP recommendation forms. Preferred letter authors ranked from most to least desired: P4 preceptors, employers, college faculty, committee and personal colleagues
  • Academic transcripts for professional pharmacy education

Contact Us

Jon Herrington, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
2401 S. 31st St.
Temple, TX 76508

Samera Hall
Phone: 254.724.2524

Program Administrator III Pharmacy and Allied Health
Graduate Medical Education
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
2401 S. 31st St.
Temple, TX 76508

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to our 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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