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 VA Central Texas Healthcare Systemprovides experiences in a broad array of clinical inpatient and outpatient pharmacy practice areas.
Core Learning Experiences:
Primary Care (8-16 weeks)
Anticoagulation (4 weeks)
Internal Medicine (4 weeks)
Pharmacy Benefits Management (4 weeks)
Practice Management (2-4 weeks)
Outpatient Pharmacy Operations (4 weeks)
Inpatient Pharmacy Operations (4 weeks)
Longitudinal (12 months):
Education & Academia
Elective rotations are also available in hematology/oncology, psychiatry (inpatient and outpatient), geriatrics, critical care, infectious disease, emergency department, cardiology, and home-based primary care. Residents present formal lectures, patient cases, journal clubs, teach pharmacy students, and serve as the principal investigator on a residency project. Completion of a residency project is required with the option of to conduct a research or quality improvement project. Additionally, the residents manage the electronic drug information service, trainee conferences, newsletters, continuing education program, drug recalls, resident graduate tracking, and adverse drug event reporting for Pharmacy Service. Participation in the UT Pharmacotherapy Rounds is required, and the opportunity for completion of the Teaching and Leadership Fellows Program is available. Upon successful TLFP completion, a certificate is awarded at the end of the year. Residents staff an average of one weekend per month and up to 4 holidays per year in a patient discharge/transitions of care role.
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 direct preceptors and the Residency 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. CTVHCS has retained at least one resident per year into PGY2 or pharmacist positions.
There are four PGY1 positions for the 2024-2025 residency year.
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy Affiliated Programs Showcase booths 4167 and 4175 on MONDAY 1-4pm
The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System booth 4179 on MONDAY 1-4pm
Graduate of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy (Please note, per National VA Policy, colleges of pharmacy must be FULLY ACCREDITED at the time of application; unfortunately applicants from candidate status colleges of pharmacy are not eligible)
Licensure in any state upon earliest eligibility (must attempt licensure by September 1st, must be licensed by October 31st)
Submission of CV, letter of interest, transcripts (unofficial copies for undergrad/pre-pharmacy OK), and ONLY 3 templated letters of recommendation via PHORCAS/WebAdmit.
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.