Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

University Health System Department of Pharmacy, in collaboration with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and the University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy, is proud to offer an ASHP-Accredited Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Critical Care Pharmacy Residency position for July 1 – June 30 of the upcoming residency year. This 12-month residency is designed to provide a focused inpatient critical care training environment. Candidates must have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and have a strong desire to strengthen clinical, academic, research, and leadership skills in critical care pharmacy practice.

Overview

University Health System (UHS), in collaboration with The University of Texas College of Pharmacy and the University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy, is pleased to offer a Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) pharmacy residency in critical care. This 12-month residency is designed to provide a challenging training environment for individuals interested in developing clinical competency in the area of critical care.

As full-time employees of UHS, residents receive a competitive annual stipend of $57,000 plus excellent employee benefits. Residents are also appointed as Clinical Instructors with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy.

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Program Purpose and Description

Purpose

The University Health System PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 Pharmacy Residency training to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in the specialized area of Critical Care Pharmacy practice.  The PGY2 Residency provides residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge, and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete this accredited PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions related to critical care.

Description

The University Health System PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program provides a challenging, well-rounded training environment in a variety of critical care areas, including but not limited to surgical/trauma ICU, neuroscience ICU, medicine ICU, emergency medicine, and cardiology/cardiothoracic surgery.  Residents will have opportunities to care for adult and pediatric patients, teach and precept pharmacy students and respond to code blue situations throughout the hospital.  In addition, residents will demonstrate leadership and practice management skills and complete a critical care research project.