Department of Pharmacy

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

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.

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. 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.

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.

UTMB Health ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Outcomes

  1. Provide safe and effective patientcare to a diverse range of patients in collaboration with the healthcare team.
  2. Advance practice and improve patient care.
  3. Exercise leadership and management skills.
  4. Provide teaching, education and dissemination of knowledge.

Program Structure 2017-2018PRINT THIS (PDF)

Orientation (First 4 weeks of the residency)

  • Residency Project Selection
  • On-line Training
  • Inpatient Pharmacy
    • Central pharmacy
    • Compounding
    • Narcotics/vault
    • Robot/carousel
  • IV Room
  • TPN
  • Epic EMR
  • PyxisDrug Information Resources

Required Rotations (5)

  • Internal Medicine Jennie Sealy Hospital
  • Critical Care Medical ICU or Surgical ICU
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Consult Service
  • Drug Information
  • Practice Management

Elective Rotations (4)

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Internal Medicine
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital
  • Medical ICU
  • Surgical ICU
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pharmacy Metrics and Benchmarking

All rotations are 5 weeks in length. 

Longitudinal Practice Experiences

  • Residency Project
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Staffing
  • On-call responsibility
  • Community Service (2 events required)
  • Committees (Antimicrobial Advisory Subcommittee, Pharmacy-Nursing, and P&T)

All longitudinal practice experiences are from July through June of the residency year.

Preceptor Biographies and Rotation Descriptions

Resident Biographies