Pharmacy Residency at South Texas Veterans Health Care System – San Antonio

in Conjunction with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy


Residency Program Director:

Jason Corbo, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP 
Geriatrics Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (GeriPACT)
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
7400 Merton Minter Blvd (119)
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 617-5300 ext. 17068
Jason.Corbo@va.gov

 

 

Residency Program Coordinator:

Dana Douglass, PharmD, BCPS
Internal Medicine/Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
7400 Merton Minter Blvd (119)
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 617-5300 ext. 16632
Dana.Douglass@va.gov

 

 


 

LOCATION: LENGTH OF RESIDENCY: START DATE:
San Antonio, Texas 1 year June 22, 2020

REQUIREMENTS:
U.S. citizenship
Pharm.D. degree from ACPE-accredited institution.
Eligible to practice pharmacy in at least 1 state – Texas licensure required for off-site rotations.
Selection is based on professional competence, scholastic achievement, references, communication skills, and clinical practice and research interests.


STIPEND:
Competitive salary plus sick leave, annual leave, and administrative leave available. Health insurance is available.


DESCRIPTION:
South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) is comprised of two inpatient campuses: the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio and the Kerrville VA Hospital in Kerrville, Texas.  STVHCS is part of the VA Heart of Texas Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 17). South Texas provides health care services for 80,000 unique Veterans. The Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital (ALMMVH) is a quaternary care facility affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). Comprehensive health care is provided through acute medical, surgical, mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, geriatric, and primary care services in addition to care provided in the Spinal Cord Injury Center, Community Living Center, Domiciliary, and Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP).  As a Level II Research facility, ALMMVH has projects that include aging, cardiac surgery, cancer, diabetes and HIV.  The facility has one of three National Institutes of Health sponsored clinical research centers in the VA. In addition, the Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center (GRECC) is a “Center of Excellence.” (https://www.southtexas.va.gov/about/index.asp)

The Pharmacy Service offers 24-hour coverage, centralized unit-dose drug distribution, complete IV-admixture program, and clinical services across many specialties and levels of care.  Pharmacies are also located in some outpatient clinics and operate during clinic business hours. The Clinical Pharmacy Program employs over 70 clinical pharmacy specialists.

Clinical Pharmacy is very involved in the care of our veterans. We have over 70 clinical pharmacy specialists covering areas such as Primary Care, Psychiatry, Hematology and Oncology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship, Hep C/HIV, Anticoagulation, Geriatrics and Spinal Cord Injury. Most of these pharmacists also retain adjunctive faculty appointments with the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. Our VA-funded PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Pharmacy specialty residencies also highlight our commitment to quality pharmaceutical care. We have specialty residency positions in Geriatrics, Infectious Diseases, Primary Care, Hematology/Oncology, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, and Pain/Palliative Care. Our residents are appointed as Clinical Instructors with the College of Pharmacy and have opportunities in both didactic and experiential instruction. VA residents also have the opportunity to work with other local pharmacy residents and masters’ students from the University of Texas.

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

For additional information, please refer to the STVHCS Pharmacy Residency website at:
https://www.southtexas.va.gov/Pharmacy_Residency_Information.asp


The University of Texas at Austin and its affiliated institutions are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.


Facebook link iconMake a Gift
Texas Pharmacy: The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy