University Hospital is home to the premier Level 1 Trauma Center for adult care and the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in South Texas, serving a 22-county region. The Adult Emergency Department consists of 111 beds including 8 for medical resuscitation and 20 for traumatic resuscitation. There is an 18 bed pediatric emergency department. There are 84 adult ICU beds including medical, surgical/trauma, neurosurgical, and cardiac at University Hospital where provision of care is accomplished by attending physicians, intensivists, residents, acute- care mid-level practitioners, clinical pharmacists and other care personnel. In addition, University Hospital is certified as a Cardiac Cath Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association – the highest level of certification available.
University Hospital, 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 rigorous ASHP Accredited Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) pharmacy residency in emergency medicine with well- rounded required training experiences in emergency medicine, trauma and emergency surgery, pediatric emergency medicine, toxicology, surgical/trauma ICU, and medicine ICU. Electives may be chosen from a variety of areas, including but not limited to internal medicine, infectious disease, neurology, neurosurgical ICU pediatrics, and cardiology. 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 scenarios throughout the hospital. In addition, residents will demonstrate leadership and practice management skills and complete an emergency medicine research project. Residents in The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy Affiliated Programs are eligible for appointment as an Instructor in Clinical Pharmacy with the College of Pharmacy. There are also opportunities for participation in Pharmacotherapy Rounds, the Teaching and Leadership Fellows Program, teaching in labs and precepting clerkship students. Graduates of the program are prepared to take clinical pharmacy specialist and faculty positions related to emergency medicine.
In order to be considered for this residency, the applicant must:
Possess a strong interest in emergency medicine clinical pharmacy practice
Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Complete an ACPE-accredited PharmD Degree program
Be enrolled in or complete an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Participate in the ASHP Resident Matching Program
Once accepted into the residency program, candidates should submit a completed Job Application by May 1 and obtain a Registered Pharmacist License in the state of Texas by August 1.
The applicant must submit the following application materials via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) at https://portal.phorcas.org:
Letter of interest/intent
Current curriculum vitae
Three professional letters of recommendation (via standard PhORCAS reference form)
Official college of pharmacy transcripts
Recent photograph (color or black & white)
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.