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.

Teaching Component

The 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. The resident has 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 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 one longitudinal rotation.

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. The resident generally works every third weekend and one holiday.

Required Learning Experiences (Rotations)

  • Orientation
  • Research
  • Ambulatory care
  • Internal medicine
  • Longitudinal administration/research topic discussions
  • Patient care experiences

Patient Care Experiences

Residents choose at least five of the following rotations:

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency trauma surgery
  • Family medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • OB/GYN and surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Nephrology, including dialysis and kidney transplant
  • Neurology
  • Palliative care
  • Psychiatry
  • Main Pharmacy
  • Oncology infusion center at Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center
  • Transitions of care: COPD, HF patient education


  • 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

Sample Calendar and Schedule

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 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 pharmacy practice 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

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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