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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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PGY2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Practice Residency


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Mission: The purpose of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center PGY2 Residency in Infectious Diseases is to prepare pharmacists to become independent clinical practitioners of direct patient care in infectious disease settings, with the skills necessary for attainment of a clinical pharmacy position, adjunct faculty position at college of pharmacy, and/or further training through a fellowship or other post-graduate program in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy.

Requirements for Completion of Residency

To successfully complete this program, the PGY2 resident must complete all required, elective, and longitudinal rotations. The resident must complete a research project and submit a manuscript suitable for publication.  Additional requirements include attendance at national and regional pharmacy conferences, precepting residents and students, weekly non-formulary request reviews, and various lectures and presentations throughout the year.

Required Rotations (7 months)

  • Infectious Diseases Consult Service (3 months)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (1 month)
  • HIV/ID Outpatient Clinic (1 month)
  • Microbiology/Infection Control (1 month)
  • Research (1 month)

Elective Rotations (4 months)

  • VA PBM Infectious Diseases 
  • Medical ICU
  • Hepatitis C Clinic
  • Liver/Kidney Transplant
  • Academia
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Surgical ICU/Surgery Unit
  • Infectious Diseases Consult Service at other TMC institutions

Longitudinal Rotations 

  • HIV/ID Outpatient Clinic (one-half day each week)

Teaching Opportunities

The PGY2 will gain many diverse teaching experiences throughout the year, such as precepting PGY-1 residents and students. In addition, the resident will be expected to provide in-service presentations to medical and pharmacy staff and present journal clubs, case presentations, and a minimum of one Therapeutics lecture at Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The resident is highly encouraged to apply to become a Texas State Board of Pharmacy licensed preceptor.


  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

Salary and Benefits

  • Yearly salary of $50,197 
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 13 days v(acation and sick leave)
  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance 
  • Administrative leave to attend professional meetings and conferences

Application Requirements

   To apply you must:

  • Be a citizen of the USA
  • Be a licensed pharmacist in any state
  • Have completed or in the process of completing a PGY-1 residency
  • Be a graduate of an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program
  • Participate in an on-site interview

Applications must include:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official copies of pharmacy school transcript(s)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • VA Application form 10-2850c

Applicants should submit all application materials through PhORCAS. The deadline is January 3, 2017. The National Matching Service Code is 674455.


Richard Cadle, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ-ID), FASHP
PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program Director
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Outpatient Clinical Pharmacy Program Manager
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Pharmacy Service (119)
2002 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-794-7175
Fax: 713-794-7064