The VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Healthcare System (VATVCBHCS/”VCB”) provides services in the 20 counties in far south Texas referred to colloquially as “The Valley” and encompasses the Laredo, McAllen, Harlingen, and Corpus Christi clinics. Our residency, offered in collaboration with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, is a 12-month, full-time program that provides one resident an intensive experience in delivering mental health services to the Veteran population in South Texas.
The majority of the resident’s outpatient training will take place at the Corpus Christi Specialty Clinic and the Corpus Christi VA Outpatient Clinic, which are located near each other in Corpus Christi, Texas. The inpatient experiences will be coordinated with the South Texas VA Healthcare System (STVHCS) in San Antonio, TX. Core training experiences include: adult inpatient acute psychiatry, adult inpatient consult liaison service, adult outpatient behavioral health interdisciplinary program (BHIP) clinic, primary care-mental health integration (PCMHI) clinic, pain management, clinical pharmacy consultation services, education and professional development, and practice management. Elective rotations include substance abuse treatment program (SATP)/domiciliary, neurology, intensive community mental health recovery/ rural access network for growth enhancement (ICMHR/RANGE) clinic, and advanced academia.
All VCB residents will be afforded the following teaching opportunities: presenting formal didactic lectures statewide to VA clinical pharmacy specialists and residents, providing CE for all pharmacy staff, presenting patient cases to behavioral health teams, leading journal clubs, and precepting pharmacy residents/students. Completion of a residency project and participation in the UT Pharmacotherapy resident conference are required as well. This program is affiliated with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and a Teaching & Leadership Fellows Program (academic training program) is available through UT, which upon successful completion, awards a teaching certificate at the end of the year.
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Graduate of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy. Completion of ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1) or equivalent experience. An active licensure to practice pharmacy in any state. Participate in the ASHP Residency Matching Program. US citizenship with proof of naturalization if naturalized.
About The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is one of the premier institutions of pharmaceutical education and research in the country. Pharmacists have significant responsibility for managing drug therapy, counseling on medication use, and monitoring drug therapy outcomes. Our Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares future practitioners to meet these challenges as lifelong learners and leaders in drug therapy management. We offer graduate programs leading to research-focused M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in pharmacy including the inter-institutional Ph.D. program in translational research. An exceptional faculty brings cutting edge research and clinical expertise to the classroom and supervise student-learning experiences in both patient care and research. Our students are tomorrow’s pharmacy leaders. What starts here truly changes the world.