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Pharmacy Residency

About the Program

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic offers a 12-month PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residency. This program will prepare the resident with skills to deliver pharmaceutical care utilizing three practice models:

  1. Individual patient care in which the pharmacist communicates findings and recommendations to those health care providers who provide care directly to the patient.
  2. Care provided to targeted groups of patients in which the pharmacist designs, conducts, monitors, and evaluates the outcomes of organized and structured programs.
  3. Population care management in which the pharmacist develops and conducts medication-use evaluations. The resident will also be trained for proficiency in the direct patient care model of practice.


KelseyCare Advantage is a local Medicare Advantage plan offering the Kelsey-Seybold network of physicians. The service area includes the Texas counties of Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery and portions of Galveston.

KelseyCare Advantage was designed to offer more coverage than traditional Medicare and to help save money on out-of-pocket Medicare costs. This health plan includes a fully qualified Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.

The resident will work directly with KelseyCare Advantage, a local Medicare Advantage plan and will gain skills in pharmacy operations and oversight management, health plan design, budgeting, contracting, marketing and quality improvement.

The resident will also gain the skills needed for population-based pharmaceutical care.

This includes:

  • Maintenance and implementation of formularies
  • Patient and physician education programs
  • Quality improvement projects
  • Implementation of evidenced-based prescribing


In addition, the resident will have the opportunity to develop drug usage guidelines and perform medication usage evaluations.

The resident will be held responsible and accountable for the following:

  • Designing and implementing clinical programs
  • Ensuring the safety and quality of the medication-use systems
  • Providing medications and practice-related information
  • Education and/or training
  • Designing effective benefit structures
  • Exercising leadership and practice management skills
  • Demonstrating project management skills


The resident will design and conduct a project during the year to gain experience in study design/methodology, data collection, and statistical analysis, along with written and oral presentation of results. The resident will have the opportunity to set goals for the residency and develop a training plan for achieving these goals.