PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency – Purpose Statement
The PGY2 residency in Internal Medicine is designed to provide the resident with a concentrated 12 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.
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.
The PGY2 Internal Medicine resident will complete one month of orientation, five to six months of internal medicine, one month of infectious diseases, and one month of cardiology. Experience in academia/teaching, pharmacy administration and research are gained longitudinally.
The five to six months of internal medicine will occur in two of our community hospitals as well as our large tertiary academic medical center. One month of internal medicine will be focused on experiential precepting. Elective rotations are available in a variety of medicine subspecialties such as critical care, cardiac transplant, psychiatry, oncology and medical writing. Any required rotation may be repeated as an elective. All rotations are offered based on preceptor availability.
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 one to three 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.
- Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited school or college of pharmacy or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate
- 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 – $48,000)
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. Application deadline is Jan. 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 Aug. 1. The criteria for becoming a licensed pharmacist in Texas are located on the Texas State Board of Pharmacy website.
Application Deadline is Jan. 2, 2016