Pharmacy Residency Programs PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Austin, Texas
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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 3 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 (PICU, NICU, Pedi ID)
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Cardiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Oncology
  • Cardiac Transplant
  • Practice Management

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, 2015

All materials must be received by the deadline in order to be considered for an on-site interview.

Applications must be completed through the PhORCAS system

Completed applications include:

  • Letter of intent
  • Official academic transcript
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three written letters of recommendation

Contact Us:

Carrie A. Shuman, Pharm.D., BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Director
University Medical Center Brackenridge
Department of Pharmacy
601 E. 15th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 324-7000 ext 77384 (office)

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