Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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PGY1/ PGY2/ MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency

Pharmacy Practice Residencies
PGY-1 | PGY-1/PGY-2/MS Admin
PGY-2 Ambulatory Care | PGY-2 Infectious Disease
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Mission: The purpose of the PGY 1/2 Pharmacy Administration Residency at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center is to develop pharmacy leaders who are prepared to immediately assume a manager or assistant director level position within the Veterans Health Administration, and eventually a Chief of Pharmacy, VISN Pharmacy Executive, or National Pharmacy Executive position.

Application Process

Applicants will apply through the ASHP PhORCAS system.

Requirements for Completion of Residency

  • Successful completion of all PGY-1 requirements
  • Research project
    • Poster presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Platform presentation at ALCALDE Residency Conference
    • Research to be submitted in manuscript form for journal publication
    • Project defense for MS and completion of manuscript requirements for graduation
  • Staffing requirements
  • Formal presentations and journal clubs
  • Completion of MS in Pharmacy Administration

Practice Management Experiences

  • Involvement in pharmacy management meetings
  • Projects to improve the medication use process
  • Involvement in pharmacoeconomic cost savings measures
  • Presentation to Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Active involvement in hospital committees
  • Inventory control monitoring
  • Involvement in VISN initiatives
  • National Office project involvement


  • VA Central Office in Washington DC
  • VISN 16 Pharmacy Office in Little Rock, Arkansas and Jackson, MS
  • Clinical Operations
  • Inpatient Operations
  • Outpatient Operations
  • Automation and Technology
  • Finance/Budgeting
  • Regulatory/Joint Commission
  • Human Resources
  • Formulary Management

Salary and Benefits

  • PGY-1 Salary – about $45,000; PGY-2 Salary – about $50,000
  • 13 Days vacation and sick leave
  • Offered medical, dental, and life insurance policies
  • Desktop computer for use at MEDVAMC
  • 1 VA white coat


Brian Fase, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Pharmacoeconomist, Residency Director

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Pharmacy Service (119)
2002 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-791-1414 ext 26857
Fax: 713-794-7064