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


PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide 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 or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.


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. Graduates of the program are prepared to take clinical pharmacy specialist and faculty positions related to emergency medicine.