Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at University Health System – San Antonio

in collaboration with The University of Texas, College of Pharmacy

University Health System (UHS) is the public hospital district for Bexar County and the primary teaching facility for The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. It is home to the premier Level 1 Trauma Center for adults and the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in South Texas, serving a 22 county region.  Since 2001, University Hospital, the health system’s flagship institution which operates 639 acute care and specialty beds, has been consistently ranked  by U.S. News & World among the best hospitals in Texas and the San Antonio region. UHS is also the first health system in San Antonio and South Texas to earn Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which is widely accepted as the “gold standard” in measuring the quality of care that healthcare consumers can expect to receive.  A full range of medical services is available at numerous community clinics, including the renowned Texas Diabetes Institute.

The University Health System PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program provides a challenging, well-rounded training environment including a variety of infectious diseases states seen in a variety of clinical areas, including but not limited to, general medicine and surgery, surgical/trauma ICU, neuroscience ICU, medicine ICU, oncology, HIV, emergency medicine, and cardiology/cardiothoracic surgery.  Rotations include Microbiology Laboratory, ID consults, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Inpatient HIV Medicine,  with additional electives to include but not limited to HIV/HCV/CF clinic, BMT, Solid Organ Transplant and multiple ICU opportunities.   Residents will have opportunities to care for adult and pediatric patients and teach and precept pharmacy students.  In addition, residents will demonstrate leadership and practice management skills and complete an infectious diseases research project.

Research responsibilities include completion of an individual major research project with presentation of results.  Publication of results is highly encouraged.  Residents also participate in infectious diseases-related issues of the DUE and P&T Committees and conduct an infectious diseases-related DUE.  In addition, residents provide clinical staffing for the UHS Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.  Academic responsibilities include pharmacy student precepting and lecture, case presentations, weekly antimicrobials discussion/journal club, attendance and presentation at pharmacotherapy rounds and pharmacotherapy seminar.  Additionally, residents will have opportunities to evaluate their self-growth throughout residency.

For further details about the program, please visit our health-system specific website: https://www.universityhealthsystem.com/healthcare-professionals/residency-programs/pharmacy-residency/postgraduate-year-two-infectious-diseases


CONTACT:

Kristi Traugott, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Residency Program Director
Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases
University Health System
Department of Pharmacy Services
4502 Medical Drive, MS 102-1
San Antonio, TX 78229-4493
Office: (210) 358-0421
kristi.traugott@uhs-sa.com

 

Elizabeth Hand, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Residency Program Coordinator
Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases
University Health System
Department of Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Services
4502 Medical Drive, MS 102-1
San Antonio, TX 78229-4493
Office: (210) 743-3876
elizabeth.hand@uhs-sa.com

 


 

LOCATION: LENGTH OF RESIDENCY: POSITIONS AVAILABLE: START DATE:
San Antonio, Texas 1 year 1 position July 1

 


REQUIREMENTS:
Strong interest in infectious diseases clinical pharmacy practice
U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
Completion of an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. Degree program
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program
Participation in the ASHP Resident Matching Program
Eligibility for Pharmacist Licensure in the State of Texas


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
University of Texas (UT) Residency Application
Current curriculum vitae
Three professional letters of recommendation
Official college of pharmacy transcripts
Recent photograph (color or black & white)
Letter of interest/intent


STIPEND:

As full-time employees of UHS, residents receive a competitive annual stipend of $57,000 plus excellent employee benefits. Residents are also appointed as Clinical Instructors with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.


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.


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