PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Baylor Scott & White PGY1 Pharmacy Residency aims to expose and develop our residents with coaching, modeling, and facilitation, to the expanded pharmacist's role in directly impacting patient care while preparing them for a PGY2 and BCPS certification

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, transitions of care, education, and research.

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to developing clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and 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 and pediatrics
  • Opportunities for our residewnts:
    • Teaching certificate through Texas A&M Irma angel College of Pharmacy
    • Manuscript writing program for publication
    • Write and present an ACCP-accredited CE
    • Attendance at Multiple Research and Pharmacy Conferences for networking and learning
    • Ability to choose a variety of electives to design learning experiences to your interest 
    • Multiple co-residents in a variety of fields (over 30 residents through the BSW system)
    • No On-Call
    • Multiple mentors in a variety of areas


  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Administration
  • Research
  • Longitudinal leadership, administration, research topic discussions


  • Academia
  • Family Medicine Ambulatroy Care Clinic
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Outpatient Cancer Clinic
  • Critical Care: MICU, Surgical ICU, Cardiac ICU, Neuro ICU
  • Hematology/Oncology Inpatient
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pediatrics (at BSW McLane Children's Hospital)
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Department
  • Informatics
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Hospitalist - Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Trauma and Bariatric Surgery
  • OBGYN and Surgical Oncology
  • Hospice
  • Main Pharmacy


  • Holidays: 1 major holiday per year
  • Weekends: Every 3rd weekend
  • Evening Staffing - longitudinal 1 day per week from 5pm until 9pm

  • Coordinated program with Texas A&M University Irma Lerma College of Pharmacy for Teaching Certificate
  • Assist with IPPE and APPE students on rotations at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Provide lectues and assist in the Pharmacotherapy Lab with P3 students and Texas A&M University Irma Lerma College of Pharmacy
  • Provide in-services to healthcare providers

Sample Calendar and Schedule

Program Requirements

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 Midyear, Texas A&M Research Day, Baylor Scott & White Health Research Day, and Alcalde Southwest Leadership Conference
  • Create a manuscript of publishable quality
  • Deliver an ACPE-accredited presentation to Baylor Scott & White pharmacists

Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We constantly outline goals to support a diverse workforce by creating an inclusive and engaged work environment. Our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is dedicated to ensuring these values are upheld within the program, building a team, and encouraging an environment that reflects the diversity of the BSWH System.

We embrace diversity and welcome those of all backgrounds and perspectives, irrespective of race, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, age, religion, orientation, culture, or life experience. The program hopes to celebrate each person's uniqueness and drive the pharmacy profession forward.

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 within the United States or equivalent experience
  • Have a license in good standing to practice PHarmacy from a recognized State Board of Pharmacy or in pursuit of and eligible for licensure eligibility in Texas by September 1
  • Enrolled in the ASHP Match Process
  • 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 (including pre-pharmacy college transcripts)

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

Working at Baylor Scott & White Health

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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