Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Emergency Medicine 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 ASHP Accredited Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) pharmacy residency in emergency medicine with emphases on adult emergency medicine and trauma & emergency surgery. This 12-month residency is designed to provide a challenging training environment for individuals interested in developing clinical competency in the area of emergency medicine.

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.

Learn more about the Emergency Medicine Service at University Health System.

Purpose and Description


The University Health System PGY2 Emergency Medicine 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 Emergency Medicine 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 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions related to emergency medicine.


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