Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Infectious Diseases

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 infectious diseases. This 12-month residency is designed to provide a challenging training environment for individuals interested in developing clinical competency in the area of infectious diseases.

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 Infectious Diseases Service at University Health System.

Purpose and Description

Purpose

The University Health System PGY2 Infectious Diseases 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 Infectious Diseases 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 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions related to infectious diseases and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in infectious diseases.

Description

The University Health System PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program provides a challenging, well-rounded training environment including a variety of infectious diseases states seen in a variety of clinical areas, including but not limited to general medicine and surgery, surgical/trauma ICU, neuroscience ICU, medicine ICU, oncology, HIV, emergency medicine, and cardiology/cardiothoracic surgery. Residents will have opportunities to care for adult and pediatric patients and teach and precept pharmacy students. In addition, residents will demonstrate leadership and practice management skills and complete an infectious diseases research project.