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 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
  • Required rotations are four weeks in length
  • One longitudinal experience
  • 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 staff work every third weekend and one holiday per year

Required Learning Experiences

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

Required Learning Experiences (choose three)

  • Cardiology
  • Hospitalists – Internal medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • OBGYN & Surgical oncology

Elective Learning Experiences (choose four)

  • Academia
  • Ambulatory care
  • Administration
  • Critical care: MICU, STICU
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious diseases

Teaching Component

  • Assist with IPPE and APPE students on rotations at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple
  • Provide lectures and assist in Pharmacotherapy Lab with P3 students at Texas A&M University Irma Lerma College of Pharmacy
  • 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 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 3.

Visit PhORCAS to apply

ASHP Code: 74103
Program match: 152413

Application Requirements

  • Have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
  • Eligible for Texas licensure by September 1
  • 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 PGY1 pharmacy 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

Megan Roberts, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Hospital Pharmacy Residency 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 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. Temple is centrally located and within driving distance to four of the largest cities in Texas.

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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