HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake provides sophisticated, world-class medicine with the comfort, care, and convenience of a community hospital. Since 1972, we have been providing high-quality, comprehensive healthcare to the Bay Area Houston region.

At HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake, the educational training and environment prepare our residents for a lifetime of learning.

PGYI pharmacy residency

This program is designed for the pharmacy graduate who intends to pursue hospital pharmacy, clinical pharmacy practice, or a PGY2 specialty pharmacy residency. Our residents are provided with the experience necessary to practice in a wide variety of hospital settings and pursue additional specialist training. Our program prepares the pharmacy resident to become board certified, through the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS).

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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.

A solid and excellent clinical and pharmacy operation foundation is developed through robust clinical experiences in areas such as internal medicine, critical care, cardiology, emergency medicine, infectious disease, antimicrobial stewardship, teaching and clinical research. In addition, dynamic leadership and medication safety rotations are offered as well.

Application requirements

Must be graduates or candidates for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). At a minimum, the program must be a five-year pharmacy degree program.

  • Evidence of participation in the NMS- ASHP Resident Matching Program
  • Letter of intent
  • College of pharmacy transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation

For more information or to apply to our program contact:

Laura Blackburn, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Residency Program Director
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Phone: (281) 338-3256

Requirements for program completion

  • Attendance of formal residency orientation and completion of all required competencies
  • Completion of all designated rotations and key rotational requirements
  • Achievement of 100% of direct patient care educational goals and objectives (R1)
  • Achievement of 80% of non-patient care educational goals and objectives (R2, R3, R4) with satisfactory progress at minimum
  • Completion of a Grand Rounds seminar presentation
  • Completion of a longitudinal research project
  • Preparation and presentation of a Medication Use Evaluation (MUE)
  • Attendance and presentation of research project at ASHP Midyear
  • Attendance and presentation of research project at TSHP ALCALDE Conference
  • Preparation of a research manuscript suitable for publication and approved by RPD
  • Completion of teaching certificate through the University of Houston College of Pharmacy
  • Achievement and maintenance of BLS and ACLS certifications
  • Completion of all resident evaluations of designated rotations and preceptors
  • Evaluation of pharmacy residency program, RPD, and research project
  • Completion of residency portfolio

Teaching opportunities

As part of the program, residents will participate in the University of Houston College of Pharmacy teaching certificate. In addition, HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake is a rotation site for pharmacy students.

We are currently affiliated with the University of Houston and The University of Texas at Austin Colleges of Pharmacy. We accept pharmacy students for IPPE and APPE rotations where they may rotate in areas such as cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, internal medicine, and management.

For more information on our PGYI Pharmacy Residency, please visit ASHP.