Pharmacy Residency at Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital of South Texas

Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas

Mike De Luna, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Pharmacy Operations Manager
Residency Program Director (Interim)
Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital
7700 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78299
Office: 210-575-9114

Heather Johnson, Pharm.D., MS, BCCP, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Residency Program Director
Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital
7700 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78299
Office: 210-575-9114

Methodist Healthcare System began as Methodist Hospital, a single, five-story acute care facility that was chartered in 1955 and first opened its doors in 1963. Methodist Hospital was built on dairy and ranch land on the outskirts of northwest San Antonio, beginning the nationally renowned South Texas Medical Center. Methodist Healthcare System was formed in 1995 by Methodist Hospital’s Board of Trustees that formed a 50-50 co-ownership between Methodist Healthcare Ministries, South Texas' largest non-public funding source of community healthcare; and HCA, the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services. We are proud to be part of the South Texas community and have such an exceptional team of doctors in San Antonio and the surrounding region. 
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. Graduates of PGY1 programs are eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. 
Graduates of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program will be competent and confident practitioners equipped to meet the challenges of current and future pharmacy practice.  The twelve-month residency offers the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge at a quaternary referral medical center caring for a full range of adult and pediatric surgical and medical service lines. Graduates will realize the value of the interdisciplinary patient care approach and respect the importance of each discipline and it’s contribution to providing excellent patient care. Foremost, our program focuses upon training residents in the medication use process, both clinical and procedural. Graduates of the residency program will be skilled in verbal and written communications, and will be trained in self-assessment.  
The program consists of a seven week orientation and nine additional five week rotations. Seven rotations are required. The resident may choose two elective rotations to tailor their learning experience to their career goals. Up to two rotations may be completed offsite at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital (MSTH). Required rotations include: Orientation, Administration, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Research. Elective rotations include: Advanced Core, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant, Bone Marrow Transplant, Burn and Reconstructive Surgery, Inpatient Psychiatry, Medication Reconciliation, and Solid Organ Transplant. Residents will be required to staff every other weekend and complete a major project and medication use evaluation. 
This program is affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy (UTCOP) and the University of Texas Health San Antonio (UTHSA). All residents are required to complete the Teaching and Leadership Fellows Program during the residency year and are appointed as Adjunctive Faculty for UTH-SA. Residents will also attend weekly Pharmacotherapy Seminar and Pharmacotherapy Resident Rounds and present at each once throughout the residency year. There are teaching opportunities available, including lectures and facilitation of P3 students for Pharmacotherapy Lab.

Residency Details


San Antonio, Texas

Length of Residency

1 year

Positions Available


Start Date

June 26th


US Citizenship or permanent residency

Texas pharmacist licensure eligibility

Submission of all required application materials through PhorCAS

Participation in the ASHP Resident Matching Program

Stipend and Benefits

Competitive stipend

Health insurance options

Paid time off

Travel reimbursement

Cafeteria discount

Free parking

Relocation package available for qualifying applicants