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.
ASHP Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and
abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents
who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care,
practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient
care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced
education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residents will engage in a diverse array of experiences and tasks designed to develop the essential abilities for working as a clinical pharmacist in a hospital environment.