Pharmacy Residency Programs Internal Medicine Residency Program (PGY2)

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PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency – Purpose Statement

The PGY2 residency in Internal Medicine is designed to provide the resident with a concentrated twelve-month training program focused on adult Internal Medicine. At the completion of the residency, the resident will be prepared for a position as a Clinical Specialist in an inpatient setting or a non-tenure track faculty member with a significant commitment to an Internal Medicine practice.

Residency History

The PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency has been offered by University Medical Center Brackenridge and The University of Texas at Austin for over 20 years. In 2010, the residency was accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Alumni from our program are successfully practicing as clinical pharmacists and faculty members across the country. Our residents are well-respected and valued members of the Internal Medicine teaching teams.

Residency Rotations

The PGY2 Internal Medicine resident will complete one month of Orientation, six months of Internal Medicine, one month of Infectious Diseases and one month of Critical Care. One month of Medication Safety is also required. Experience in Academia / Teaching, Pharmacy Administration, and Research are gained longitudinally.

Sample Rotation Calendar:

July Orientation
August ID
September IM
October IM
November Medication Safety
December IM
January Critical Care
February Elective
March IM (precepting)
April IM (precepting)
May Elective
June IM

For five of the Internal Medicine months, the resident will be assigned to Internal Medicine teams. Residents will round with the team daily, assist in admitting patients from the Emergency Department, and participate in transitions of care activities. The resident will round with a minimum of five different attending physicians during the year. One month of Internal Medicine will be completed at a community hospital and two months of Internal Medicine will be focused on experiential precepting. A variety of electives rotations are available such as Cardiology (general Cardiology and Cardiac Transplant), Psychiatry, Oncology, Gastroenterology, and Medical Writing. Any required rotation may be repeated as an elective. All rotations are offered based on preceptor availability.

Teaching Experience

The PGY2 Internal Medicine resident will get broad exposure to teaching (large group lecture, small group facilitation, and experiential teaching). An Academic Training Program is offered by The University of Texas to help prepare the resident for the activities during the year. All residents will teach 1-3 didactic lectures, facilitate a small group Pharmacotherapy laboratory, and assist in precepting pharmacy students on the Internal Medicine rotation. Residents will also participate in a weekly resident seminar series at the University and will be required to deliver a 40-minute seminar presentation with handout.

Guidelines for Application

The PGY2 Internal Medicine program is ASHP-Accredited. We adhere to all rules and regulations associated with accreditation and we participate in the Residency Matching Process (RMP). Applications must be completed via the PhORCAS system. A full letter of recommendation must be uploaded (in addition to the PhORCAS recommendation form) in order for the application to be considered complete. Additional details can be found on the PGY2 FAQ.

Application Deadline is January 3, 2014

Contact Us

Stephanie D. Garrett, Pharm.D., BCPS
PGY2 Residency Program Director
University Medical Center Brackenridge
Department of Pharmacy
601 E. 15th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 324-7000 ext. 77009 (office)

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