PGY1 Pharmacy & PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency with Masters

Commitment to excellence and service is the philosophy of Texas Children’s Hospital Pharmacy Department. The Pharmacy Leadership Team works with the pharmacists, students, and residents to provide an environment that supports learning and growth in leadership and management.

About the Residency Program

The ASHP accredited PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency at Texas Children’s Hospital is designed to develop accountability practice pattern habits while also providing the expert knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities needed for success in pharmacy practice and health-system pharmacy administration. Residents will have the opportunity to function independently as practitioners and leaders by integrating knowledge and experience in operations and clinical services. A pediatric teaching hospital is able to provide residents with healthcare management training while also providing a focused opportunity to explore the specialized needs of the pediatric environment. Upon completion of the program, the resident will have developed the clinical knowledge, business acumen, and professional skills required to become an effective pharmacy leader in any health care organization.

Upon successful completion of this program, residents will receive a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency certificate and a PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency certificate from Texas Children’s Hospital. Additionally, residents of the program earn a Master of Science in Pharmacy Leadership and Administration, taught through the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. To learn more about this portion of the residency program, please visit the University of Houston Pharmacy MS Program homepage.

Program Director

Stephen Davis, PharmD, MS

Program Coordinators

Laura Stokes, PharmD, MS

Andrea A. White, PharmD, MS

Program Objectives

The pharmacy administration resident will be able to successfully perform the following objectives during and upon completion of the residency program:

  • Design, implement, and manage a safe and effective medication-use system
  • Apply contemporary quality methodology to the management of pharmacy services
  • Lead and manage the health system pharmacy’s human resources
  • Leverage technology and automated systems to optimize the medication-use system
  • Demonstrate personal leadership qualities and business acumen essential to operate effectively within the health system and advance the profession and practice of pharmacy

Required Rotations

PGY-1 Rotations

  • Orientation
  • General Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Introduction to Clinical Management
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Operations
  • Introduction to Administration
  • Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU)
  • Pulmonary
  • Ambulatory Services

PGY-2 Rotations

  • Advanced/Executive Administration
  • Pharmacy Operations (2 months)
  • Clinical Management (2 months)
  • Finance/Procurement
  • Informatics
  • Support Services
  • Clinical Outcomes and Research

Projects and Program Requirements

Residents will be expected to complete the following projects during their residency. Additional projects may be assigned over the course of the two-year residency.

PGY1 Research Project or Quality Improvement Project and PGY2 Formal Master’s Thesis Project

  • Work with a mentor on interdisciplinary research project with the goal of publication by the end of your residency year
  • Submit a formal manuscript for publication
  • Present research results at the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacist (TSHP) Alcáldé Southwest Leadership Conference


  • At minimum, one journal club
  • One ACPE accredited continuing education presentation
  • Four 30-minute presentations to pharmacy department

Medication and Formulary Management

  • Residents provide support to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee through serving as editor for one edition of the quarterly Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Newsletter
  • Conduct a medication use evaluation with poster presentation of results at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

Staffing Requirements

  • PGY-1: Every other weekend
  • PGY-2: Every third weekend / Manager-on-Call every six weeks 


The following benefits are available to residents of the pharmacy administration residency:

  • Stipend: $52,000
  • Partial Tuition Compensation
  • Insurance (medical, dental, vision, life)
  • 14 paid vacation days per year
  • Travel budget for ASHP Leadership Conference, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, and TSHP Alcáldé Southwest Leadership Conference
  • One professional organization membership

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