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PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

About the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program is a 12 month post graduate curriculum that offers training opportunities in acute care, ambulatory care, drug information, drug use policy development, clinical services and pharmacy leadership. The residency is designed to offer an individualized training plan for each resident based on their interests, goals and past experiences. Residents will be required to complete core rotations in order to build a strong knowledge base and have the opportunity to select elective rotations in different fields of interest.

The program is designed to develop the following competencies:

  • Patient Care
  • Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care
  • Leadership and Management
  • Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge
  • Pharmacy Research

Residency Facts

Location: Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR), Edinburg, Texas

Length of Residency: 1 year

Start Date: First Monday in July

Number of positions available: 2

Stipend: Competitive salary and benefits package. Paid vacation

Residency Structure

Required Rotations
  • Orientation
  • Family Medicine Team
  • Internal Medicine Team
  • Critical Care
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Hospital Administration
  • Infectious Disease
Any of the required rotations may be repeated once
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Transplant Medicine
Longitudinal Experiences
Regularly scheduled experiences for a quarter, six months or 12 months
  • Staffing
  • CareLink Clinic
  • Academic Training Program
  • Research project
  • Patient Discharge Counseling
  • Pharmacokinetics

How to Apply

Application Requirements

  • PharmD degree from ACPE-accredited institution
  • Texas Licensure by Aug. 31
  • Participation in ASHP Resident Match Program
  • Applications accepted through the ASHP Phorcas Applicant Portal (Program Code: 74077; NMS Code: 246213) 

Residency Contact Information

Rene Verduzco Jr., PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Director
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Texas A&M College of Pharmacy
5501 S. McColl Rd.
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: 956.362.5189

Daniela Bazan, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Coordinator
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Texas A&M College of Pharmacy
5501 S. McColl Rd
Edinburg Tx 78539
Phone: 956-362-5336

2019-2020 Residents

Portrait of Alaa AbdelhakiemAlaa Abdelhakiem Pharm.D.

Education and Training:
Missouri State University, B.A. Chemistry, 2015
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Doctor of Pharmacy, 2019



Research Interests:

  • Pediatrics
  • Infectious Disease
  • Oncology
  • Leadership & Advancement of pharmacy practice services
  • Cultural/Religious competence in the medical field

Career Goals

  • PGY 2 Residency
  • Academia with aspirations in senior leadership


Portrait of Erica TorresErica Torres

Education and Training:
University of Texas at Austin, B.S. Chemistry, 2015
University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy, 2019



Research Interests:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Transitions of Care
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship

Career Interests

  • PGY 2 opportunities in Ambulatory Care or Internal Medicine
  • Board Certification

2018-2019 Residents

Portrait of Terrilynne PhamDr. Terrilynne Pham Pharm.D.

Current Position:
Clinical Pharmacist, HCA Houston Healthcare, Clear Lake, TX



Portrait of Annette de SantiagoDr. Annette De Santiago, Pharm.D.

Current Position:
PGY 2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy Medication Management Center



2017-2018 Residents

Dr. Kayla Phillips Pharm.D.

Current Position:
Clinical Pharmacist, Bellin Hospital, Green Bay, WI


Dr. Sara Solomon Pharm.D.

Current Position:
Clinical Pharmacist, HCA Houston Healthcare, Kingwood, TX