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 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 residents focus on the comprehensive care of patients through evaluation and intervention of medication orders, interdisciplinary rounding, antimicrobial stewardship, education and research.

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 four residents each year.


Residents complete 13 rotations from July 1 through June 30 of the residency year. Required rotations are four weeks in length, with the exception of the one longitudinal experience.

Elective experiences are typically four weeks in length. Residents may not exceed one-third of their experiences in a specific disease state or population (e.g. oncology). Of note, we do provide a unique opportunity for one resident to gain experiences in oncology.

Staffing responsibilities vary depending on the rotation. Residents generally work 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 (choose five)

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

Electives (choose four)

  • Academia
  • Administration
  • Critical care
  • Cardiology, CVICU
  • Emergency department
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Informatics
  • Pediatrics

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.

Rotation Start Date Resident 1 Resident 2 Resident 3 Resident 4 Resident 5
1 7/1



Orientation Orientation Orientation
2 7/31 Neurology Patient Care -  Richard Wong Orthopedics Patient Care – Annie Hong IM – Farris Transitions of care -  Dollin/Johnson / Ibarra Solid Organ Transplant - Moore
3 8/28 IM – Perez IM – Farris Orthopedics Patient Care – Hong Solid Organ Transplant - Moore Transitions of care – Dollin/Johnson/Ibarra
4 9/25 Outpatient Cancer Center Wiseman, C. Smith Transitions of Care – Roberts / Julie Kim /. Ibarra Oncology - Herrington Surgery Patient Care - Hernandez IM – Perez
5 10/23 Oncology - Herrington Critical Care – Hayes Internal Medicine / surgery / OB-GYN Patient Care - Whiteker IM – Perez

Cardiology Patient Care - Westmoreland/Ibarra/Julie Kim

6 11/20 Research / Patient Care Research / Patient Care Research / Patient Care Research / Patient Care Research / Patient Care


12/18 Ambulatory Care - Baty CVICU – Jirasek*, Hayes Administration – Clary & Westbrook Transitions of care – O’Banion, Smith / Ibarra Internal Medicine Patient Care – Roberts
8 1/15 Transitions of care - Westmoreland / Ibarra Neurology Patient Care – Richard Wong Ambulatory Care - Baty Infectious Diseases - LaDow MICU – Hayes
9 2/12 Infectious Diseases - Roberts Academia – Farris Transitions of care -  Dollin/Johnson / Ibarra Internal Medicine / Palliative Care – C. Evans Ambulatory Care - Baty
10 3/12 Oncology - Herrington Transitions of care -  Midday - Dollin/Johnson / Ibarra Neurology Patient Care – Richard Wong Academia – Farris Academia – Ivy
11 4/9 Internal Medicine / surgery / OB-GYN Patient Care - Whiteker Infectious Diseases - LaDow Critical Care – Hayes Ambulatory Care - Baty Transitions of care – C. Evans / Ibarra
12 5/7 Solid Organ Transplant – Moore Ambulatory Care – Baty Infectious Diseases – Roberts Transitions of care –  Hong/Ibarra Surgery Patient Care - Hernandez
13 6/4 Oncology Herrington Internal Medicine / Palliative Care – C. Evans Transitions of care – O’Banion, Smith / Ibarra Critical Care – Hayes / Westbrook Infectious Diseases - LaDow
Longitudinal 8/1 – 5/31 Pharmacy Management, Research & Education Longitudinal: Monthly MANDATORY lectures by preceptors on various ASHP required topics.  Dates TBA

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 Research 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) for applications, transcripts and other supporting application materials.

Application deadline is January 15.

Visit PhORCAS to apply

ASHP Code: 74103
Program match: 152413

Application Requirements

Eligible candidates must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy and be eligible for Texas licensure by Sept. 1. Candidates should also have a strong interest in clinical practice at a teaching facility.

Applicants must also submit through the online PhORCAS system:

  • 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 letters of recommendation forms (located in PhORCAS). Preferred authors of your letters 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
Program Director

Samera Hall
Program Administrator
Phone: 254.724.2524

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
2401 S. 31st St.
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 offer our residents a full menu of employee benefits.

Life in Temple

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