Community Pharmacy Residency

Program Description

The Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (TSU COPHS), Pharmacy Practice Department is offering a one-year residency in community pharmacy practice. This residency program starts July 1st of the year. The goal of the Community Pharmacy Residency is to systematically train pharmacists to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in the areas of patient-centered health care as well as pharmacy operational services in the community setting. The Community Pharmacy Residency provides a structured, postgraduate training experience that focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to provide pharmaceutical care, medication therapy management, disease state management and community outreach to a diverse patient population. The Resident completes required rotations and has two elective rotations that can be customized.

Residency Program Experiences

  • Disease State Management and Medication Therapy Management
  • Patient Education Workshops and Research Focused on Preventative Care
  • Teaching opportunity in Pharmacy Practice Labs and Lectures
  • Precept Pharm.D. IPPE students on ambulatory rotation
  • Conduct a residency research project to be presented at ASHP MidYear and Alcalde Southwest resident conference
  • Community Outreach Projects
  • Staffing responsibilities
  • Manuscript preparation for publication in a professional peer-reviewed pharmacy journal

Practice Site Overview

Texas Southern University
The mission of the Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) is to produce ethnically diverse population of quality health professionals, especially African-Americans and other ethnic minorities, who are competent in the delivery of interdisciplinary health services while addressing critical urban issues. A major goal of the COPHS is to provide sustainable post graduate professional training for pharmacist. COPHS is located in Houston the fourth largest city in the US and minutes from the world largest medical campus -Texas Medical Center.

San Jose Clinic
The mission of the San José Clinic is to provide quality healthcare and education to those with limited access to such services in an environment which respects the dignity of each person. It is one of the oldest charity clinics in the United States and it provides primary and specialty medical care, dental care, pharmacy and laboratory services to the uninsured, low-income patients in the Greater Houston area. San José Clinic provides a variety of general and specialized medical services within the clinic.  The clinic operates a Class A Pharmacy that provides patients with prescription medications at a very low cost and assists qualified patients in obtaining medications from various Patient Assistance Programs (PAP). Housed in a charity clinic, this pharmacy is granted certain allowances such as donated medications and samples that otherwise would not be permitted for a Class A Pharmacy in the State of Texas. In addition to the traditional dispensing role of the pharmacy, patient centered care services such as Disease State Management, Medication Therapy Management, patient education and medication reconciliation services are performed. Every year San José Clinic sees approximately 4,000 patients, predominately Hispanics, of which about 22% have diabetes and other co-morbidities, specifically hypertension, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome and obesity.  For this reason, these disease states are the primary focus of most of the pharmacy’s services.  The implementation of Disease State Management two years ago has become critical to the care and compliance of these patients and resulted in the recruitment of 16 actively referring physicians within the clinic.

While San Jose Clinic remains the primary practice site for the resident, other sites in the Greater Houston area will be involved in ensuring that the resident meets all learning experiences for a community pharmacy residency.

Houston is the nation’s fourth largest city, home to 2 million people and a leader in business, entertainment, the arts, and more. Houston has it all, from professional sports to outdoor fun to an out-of-this-world space experience and incredible dining. Houston offers everything from breathtaking museum exhibits to vibrant downtown entertainment. Explore the wonder of space or spend the day shopping in The Galleria. Houston Texas is home to the world's largest concentration of medical professionals, world's largest rodeo, NASA, Grand Prix of Houston, Shell Houston Open, Rotary Lombardi Award, world-renowned museum and theater districts, Houston Rockets (NBA) Basketball, Houston Astros (MLB) baseball, Houston Texans (NFL) football and Houston Dynamo (MLS) soccer. (


The applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Eligible to work in the United States
  2. Have a Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from an ACPE accredited institution
  3. Eligible for pharmacy licensure in the state of Texas

Stipends and Benefits
The Community Pharmacy resident will receive a competitive annual salary with full benefits after 90 days of employment and 11 days of paid-time off. In addition, the resident will receive educational leave and stipend to participate in ASHP MIDYEAR and ALCALDE conferences.

Who should apply?
Applicants with an interest in a career in community pharmacy, academia, managed care, indigent patient care, preventative care and eager to receive real life experiences to contribute to lifelong learning.

Application Materials

  1. Resident Candidate Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. School Transcript
  4. Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline

January 15th of the year. Program participates in the ASHP matching program.

On-Site Interview

After all applications are reviewed, candidates will be contacted to schedule a half-day on-site interview.

For more information, please contact:

Nora Osemene, MSc. Pharm.D.
Texas Southern University
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
3100 Cleburne St, Houston, TX 77004
Phone: (713) 313 – 4492