Program Description and Purpose Statement
Ascension Seton, in conjunction with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, is offering an ASHP accredited Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) pediatric focus pharmacy residency program. 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 Experiences
The primary base for the residency program is at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas (a large tertiary care academic teaching institution with a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Level I Trauma Center). Residents also have the opportunity to complete rotations at our adult academic teaching hospital and four of our community hospitals. Residents complete 12 one month rotations (including orientation). After completing the orientation month, residents are offered the following experiences:
- Neonatal Intensive Care
- Pediatric Acute Care
- Pediatric Critical Care – Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and/or Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
- Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
- Pediatric Infectious Diseases
- Pediatric Internal Medicine
- Pediatric Psychiatry
- Practice Management
- Adult Cardiac Transplant
- Adult Cardiology
- Adult Critical Care
- Adult Infectious Diseases
- Informatics (2-4 weeks)
- Adult Internal Medicine
- Investigational Drugs (2-4 weeks)
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 University of Texas College of Pharmacy.
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 also aid in proctoring a small group pharmacotherapy lab at UT. The resident will receive an Instructor of Clinical Pharmacy appointment in the Division of Health Outcomes and 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/the-pgy1-pharmacy-residency-pediatric-focus/ and https://pharmacy.utexas.edu/residencies/PGY1/ascension-seton-pediatric.