Program Description and Purpose Statement
Ascension 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 12 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 Learning Experience
The primary base for the residency program is at Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas (a teaching hospital) but residents have the opportunity to complete rotations at four of our community hospitals 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
- Acute Care
- Cardiac Transplant
- Practice Management
- Investigational Drugs
- Remote Patient Monitoring and Transitions of Care
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 Pharmacy Practice. A residency certificate will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the program.
For more information, please visit: https://www.seton.net/medical-services-and-programs/pharmacy-services/pharmacy-residency-program/pharmacy-practice-residency-program-pgy1/ and https://pharmacy.utexas.edu/residencies/pgy1/seton-healthcare-family.