The ASHP Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Memorial Medical Center prepares its graduates to practice as clinical pharmacists in small and medium- sized community teaching hospitals and clinic settings or pursue PGY2 training.

The residency training focuses on the development of skills necessary to provide optimal drug therapy, function competently on inter-professional teams, and become leaders in the medication use process.



Required 4-6 Week Rotations

Family Medicine Inpatient service I and II

Acute Care

  • Critical Care
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Service
  • Internal Medicine (Hospitalist Service)
  • Infectious Disease

Ambulatory Care

  • Family Medicine Clinic/Mental Health
  • Oncology

Elective Rotations

  • Anticoagulation Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Decentralized Clinical Pharmacy Services
  • Pain Management & Hospice Care

Longitudinal Rotations


Patient Care

  • Continuity Pharmacist Clinic
  • Inpatient Pharmacy Staffing

Pharmacy Practice Management

  • Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committee
  • Drug Monograph
  • Medication Safety
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Formulary Management
  • Management of Drug Shortages
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Department Leadership


  • CME Presentation during Grand Rounds
  • Family Medicine Didactic Presentations
  • Journal Club
  • Pharmacy and Nursing In-services
  • Co-precepting Pharmacy Students

Research Project

Additional Experiences

  • Attend National Meetings
  • BLS, ACLS & PALS Certifications
  • Pharmacists Clinician Course/Hours
  • Community Outreach Opportunities

Special Features

  • This is a 12-month program which can be tailored to the background and interests of the individual resident.
  • Pharmacy resident will work closely with Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residents during the inpatient and outpatient experiences.
  • Opportunity to provide comprehensive medical care in an underserved, border community.

Application Information

Submit an application on to PhORCAS with the following:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation from healthcare professionals

Application deadline: January 10

An onsite interview is required.

Requirements & Benefits


  • Must obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy in the U.S.
  • Be eligible for license to practice pharmacy in New Mexico.


  • Stipends: $50,000
  • Paid Time Off : 80 hours
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Travel and registration paid for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Western States Residency Conferenc e

Contact Information


Patrick Leung, Pharm.D., BCPS, PhC

Manager of Pharmacy Clinical Services
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director

2450 S. Telshor Blvd.,
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Tel: (575) 532-7431
Email: Patrick.Leung@LPNT.net


Davena Norris, Pharm.D., BCPS, PhC    

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Coordinator

2450 S. Telshor Blvd.,
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Tel: (575) 521-5651
Email: Davena.Norris@LPNT.net