Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency

Overview

The Department of Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Services University Health System (UHS) in San Antonio, Texas, 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) Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency position for July 1 - June 30 of the upcoming residency year. This residency is designed to provide a challenging training environment for individuals interested in developing clinical competency in the area of solid organ transplantation, with emphases on immunosuppression, transplant-related infectious diseases, and post-transplant complications.

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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Purpose and Description

Purpose

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 areas of 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.

Description

The University Health System PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency Program provides a challenging, well-rounded training environment in a variety of solid organ transplant types, including but not limited to kidney, pancreas, liver, and lung transplants. Residents will have opportunities to care for pediatric and adult patients, transplant donors and recipients, and both inpatients and outpatients, throughout all phases of transplant care including pre-, peri-, and post-transplant. In addition, residents will demonstrate leadership and practice management skills and complete a transplant research project. Residents who successfully complete this accredited PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions related to solid organ transplantation.