Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Critical Care Pharmacy Residency


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 $47,000 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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Purpose and Outcomes


The purpose of the UHS PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency program is to prepare graduates to become critical care pharmacy specialists and/or obtain a clinical pharmacy faculty position.


Residents completing the UHS PGY-2 critical care specialty residency will optimize the outcomes of critically ill patients by providing evidence-based medication therapy as an integral member of the interdisciplinary critical care team. In addition, they will demonstrate leadership and practice management skills which include performing quality improvement activities to enhance the safety and effectiveness of medication-use processes. Residents will enhance their verbal and written communication skills through completion of a critical care research project. Finally, they will demonstrate excellence in the provision of training or educational activities for health care professionals and participate in the management of medical emergencies.