Central Texas VA PGY1 - Affiliated with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Location: Temple, Texas
The ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System provides experiences in a broad array of clinical inpatient and outpatient pharmacy practice areas. Four positions are currently offered each year. Core learning experiences include block training in primary care, internal medicine, inpatient operations, outpatient operations, pharmacy benefits management and practice management. Longitudinal core experiences include leadership and education & academia. Elective rotations are also available in hematology/oncology, psychiatry, geriatrics, critical care, cardiology and home based primary care. Residents are required to staff an average of one Saturday per month.
The resident continuously interacts with staff throughout the hospital and additionally through participation in journal club, case discussion sessions, and our continuing education programs. Through our collaboration with The University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy, all residents have many teaching opportunities at UT and at the hospital throughout the year.
The resident is an employee of The Department of Veterans Affairs, directly responsible to the Chief, Pharmacy Service. Daily guidance and supervision will be provided by the Residency Program Director or Assistant Program Director. Residents will be supported in pursuing further post-graduate training or employment opportunities. A national database is available to assist residents who may be interested in VA PGY-2 residencies or pharmacy positions. Past residents accepted positions in health systems, academia, and PGY2 residencies. We have hired at least one resident per year into CTVHCS positions from either our PGY-1 or PGY-2 residency programs.
There are four PGY1 positions for the 2023-2024 residency year.
About The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is one of the premier institutions of pharmaceutical education and research in the country. Pharmacists have significant responsibility for managing drug therapy, counseling on medication use, and monitoring drug therapy outcomes. Our Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares future practitioners to meet these challenges as lifelong learners and leaders in drug therapy management. We offer graduate programs leading to research-focused M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in pharmacy including the inter-institutional Ph.D. program in translational research. An exceptional faculty brings cutting edge research and clinical expertise to the classroom and supervise student-learning experiences in both patient care and research. Our students are tomorrow’s pharmacy leaders. What starts here truly changes the world.