Pharmacy Residency Programs

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – Purpose Statement

The Seton Family of Hospitals, in conjunction with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, is offering an ASHP accredited Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residency. The PGY1 pharmacy residency is a twelve-month program designed to expose residents to a rich clinical environment in which they experience concentrated, yet diverse training in a variety of pharmacy practice areas. At the completion of the program, the resident will be prepared to function, with confidence, as a general clinical practitioner in an acute care setting. As an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited PGY1 program, the graduate will also be prepared to pursue a PGY2 residency.

Resident Rotations

The primary base for the residency program is at the University Medical Center Brackenridge (a teaching hospital) but residents have the opportunity to complete rotations at 43 of our community hospitals, our psychiatric hospital and our pediatric hospital. Residents complete 12, one-month rotations (including orientation). After completing the orientation month, residents are offered the following experiences:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Pediatrics (critical care, neonatal intensive care, infectious diseases)
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Acute Care
  • Cardiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Oncology
  • Cardiac Transplant
  • Practice Management
  • Informatics
  • Investigational Drugs

While most rotations offered are inpatient experiences, the Oncology and Cardiac Transplant rotations offer exposure to both inpatient and ambulatory care patients. Research, academics, and staffing are required longitudinal experiences. The resident will complete an original research project suitable for presentation at a national meeting and present a seminar to faculty and fellow residents at the College of Pharmacy. The resident will aid in proctoring a small group Pharmacotherapy lab. An Academic Training Certificate Program is conducted for residents affiliated with the University of Texas in order to strengthen the resident’s teaching skills. The resident will receive an Instructor of Clinical Pharmacy appointment in the Division of Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice. A residency certificate will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the program.

Start Date

July 1


  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Texas licensure by August 1
  • Enrollment in the ASHP Residency Match Program


Competitive salary plus an attractive benefits package (resident stipend for 2014-2015 was – $45,000)

Guidelines for Application

Application deadline is January 2, 2016 All materials must be received by the deadline in order to be considered for an on-site interview. Applications must be completed through the WebAdMIT/PhORCAS system Completed applications include:

  • Letter of intent
  • Official college of pharmacy transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three references completed in PhORCAS

Information for reference writers: We ask that the reference writers complete the four questions that are optional in PhORCAS and include the same quantity and quality of information that they would normally include in a traditional letter of recommendation in their responses to these questions.

Information regarding visas: While Seton Healthcare Family sponsors work visas for hard to fill positions, pharmacy residencies are not considered “hard to fill”.  Therefore, we cannot guarantee sponsorship for the PGY1 program. In addition, we require all of our residents to become a licensed pharmacist in the State of Texas by August 1st.  The criteria for becoming a licensed pharmacist in Texas are located on the Texas State Board of Pharmacy website.