Department of Pharmacy

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The residency is an ASHP-accredited PGY1 program of one year's duration.  The curriculum includes a challenging learning and practice experience in our progressive department of pharmacy.  The resident will become proficient in a broad range of services structured to develop their individual strengths, as well as learn and participate in new endeavors.

Spanning 84 acres and overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, UTMB Health is home to the oldest medical school in Texas, established in 1891. UTMB Health’s tertiary care academic medical center has 430 beds.  UTMB Health is also home to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Hospital, a 150-bed medical facility contracted to provide hospital care to 80% of prison inmates in the state of Texas.  Since the mid-1990s, computerized physician order entry (CPOE) has been employed by the UTMB Health System.  An electronic medical record, Epic®, has also been incorporated and is utilized in both the inpatient setting and ambulatory clinics.

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Program Features

Program Features

The UTMB Health residency program graduated its first resident in 1961 and has been accredited by ASHP since 1967. The primary focus of the residency program is inpatient/acute care. The resident will develop and enhance his/her clinical practice skills through the required and elective rotations listed below.

In addition, the resident will expand his/her teaching skills by interacting with students from four area colleges of pharmacy. Residency projects are presented as posters at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition and as a platform presentation at Alcáldé, a regional residency conference.

Available Rotations

Available Rotations

Required (5)

Electives (4)

Internal Medicine - John Sealy Hospital

Infectious Diseases

Adult Critical Care - Medical ICU or Surgical ICU

Internal Medicine - Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Neonatal ICU / Pediatrics

Medical ICU

Drug Information

Surgical ICU

Practice Management

Solid Organ Transplant


Emergency Medicine


Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

At UTMB Health, we strive to develop residents who will be successful in the application of pharmaceutical care and can compete in the changing health care market place. To accomplish this goal, we have listed the following as the desired outcomes of our PGY1 residency program: 

  • Manage and improve the medication-use process
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills
  • Demonstrate project management skills
  • Provide medication and practice-related education/training
  • Utilize medical informatics

Preceptor Biographies and Rotation Descriptions

Resident Biographies

For further information, contact:
Eddie Lee, Pharm.D., BCPS
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director