PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Our program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy education and trains clinical pharmacists to be eligible for Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy (BCOP) and for post-graduate year two (PGY2) oncology pharmacy residency training.

Baylor Scott & White Health, in conjunction with The University of Texas College of Pharmacy, offers a hospital-based, American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)-accredited pharmacy residency designed to provide broad training and experience in hospital pharmacy practice.

Our residents experience the role of a decentralized clinical staff pharmacist participating in comprehensive care through the screening of all medication orders, interdisciplinary rounding, antimicrobial stewardship and providing clinical drug information. With coaching, modeling and facilitation, residents are exposed to the expanded experience with nurses, physicians, and other members of the health care team to directly impact the care of the patient.

We accept one resident each year.


This unique residency provides residents additional opportunities in oncology through oncology electives and research in the oncology population. Residents 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.

Teaching Component

Each resident has an opportunity to assist with P4 students on rotations at Baylor Scott & White Health, provide lectures to P3 students and assist in Pharmacotherapy Lab to P3 students at Texas A&M University Irma Lerma College of Pharmacy and The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.

Residents also provide a one-hour ACPE accredited continuing education lecture to the Baylor Scott & White system pharmacists. Residents have the ability to provide inservices to nurses and other providers throughout the year. 

Program Requirements

  • Achievement of 90 percent of ASHP residency objectives by end of residency year
  • Completion of an Institutional Review Board-approved research projects, including:
    • Poster presentations at ASHP, University of Texas Research Day and Baylor Scott & White Health Research Day
    • Alcalde Southwest Leadership Conference platform presentation
    • Manuscript
  • ACPE-accredited CME presentation to Baylor Scott & White pharmacists

Residents complete 13 rotations from July 1 through June 30 of the residency year. Required rotations are four weeks in length except for the two longitudinal rotations.

Elective rotations are most commonly four weeks in length but may be modified pending resident interests. This unique residency provides residents additional opportunities to gain experiences in oncology through oncology electives and research in the oncology population.

Staffing responsibilities vary depending on rotations. Residents generally work every fifth weekend and one holiday.

Required Experiences

  • Orientation
  • Research
  • Ambulatory care
  • Internal medicine
  • Administration/research topic discussions (longitudinal)

Patient Care Rotations

Residents choose at least five of the following rotations:

  • Internal medicine
  • Emergency trauma surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Neurology
  • Cardiology
  • Nephrology
  • Palliative care
  • Main pharmacy
  • Transitions of care: COPD, HF patient education
  • Clinic oncology


  • Academia
  • Administration
  • Critical care, including MICU, CTICU and STICU
  • Cardiology, including CVICU
  • Emergency department
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Informatics
  • Pediatrics
  • Solid organ transplant: Kidney, heart and LVADs

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 15.

Visit PHOCAS 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. Candidates should also have a strong interest in clinical practice at a teaching facility.

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

Jon Herrington, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Program Director

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Baylor Scott & White Health
2401 S. 31st St.
Temple, TX 76508

Working at Baylor Scott & White Health

Compensation and Benefits

The stipend for our pharmacy residents is set at $47,476 paid in 24 installments over a 12-month period. 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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