Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency at University Health System – San Antonio

in conjunction with the University of Texas, College of Pharmacy


Barrett R. Crowther, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASTBarret Crowther 2016
Residency Program Director 

University Health System
Department of Pharmacy Services
4502 Medical Drive, MS 102-1
San Antonio, TX 78229-4493
Office: (210) 743-3852

Pamela R. Maxwell, Pharm.D., BCPSPamela Maxwell, PharmD, BCPS 2016
Residency Program Coordinator
University Health System
Department of Pharmacy Services
4502 Medical Drive, MS 102-1
San Antonio, TX 78229-4493
Office: (210) 743-3856

San Antonio, Texas

1 year

July 1

Strong interest in developing clinical competency in the area of solid organ transplantation
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

As full-time employees of UHS, residents receive a competitive annual stipend of $48,000 plus excellent employee benefits.  Residents are also appointed as Clinical Instructors with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.

University Health System (UHS), in collaboration with The University of Texas College of Pharmacy, is pleased to offer an ASHP-Accredited Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency.  This 12-month residency is designed to provide a challenging training environment for individuals interested in developing clinical competency in the area of solid organ transplantation.

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.  University Hospital, the health system’s flagship institution which operates approximately 750 acute care and specialty beds, is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals and ranks as the best hospital in San Antonio and 6th in Texas.  UHS is also the first and only 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.

UHS has several world-class centers of excellence, including University Transplant Center (UTC), a UHS and University of Texas Health Science Center Partnership.  UTC has been a pioneering force in organ transplantation for over 30 years.  Our transplant program is built on a strong foundation of research, education, state-of-the-art facilities, and medical and surgical excellence.

UTC provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, inpatient and outpatient care for adult kidney, liver, lung, and pancreas, as well as pediatric kidney and liver transplant recipients. UTC performs approximately 100  liver, 100 kidney, and 40 lung transplants per year. The abdominal and thoracic transplant teams consist of surgeons, nephrologists, hepatologists, pulmonologists, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, dieticians, and students, residents, and fellows from these disciplines. UTC achieves patient outcomes exceeding national averages, and has received awards for excellence in increased organ donation and in lung transplant outcomes.

The PGY2 solid organ transplant pharmacy resident will receive advanced clinical training in inpatient and outpatient pre- and post-transplant pharmacotherapy management. Required rotations include orientation; transplant medicine/surgery; a minimum of 5 months of adult kidney, liver, and lung transplant; pediatric transplant; and histocompatibility/microbiology labs. Elective rotations include bone marrow transplant, advanced medical or surgical critical care, heart transplant, HIV-opportunistic infections, and transplant ambulatory care.  Residents will attend regularly scheduled meetings with preceptors to discuss patients.

Research responsibilities include completion of an individual major research project with presentation of results. Publication of results is highly encouraged.  Residents also participate in transplant-related issues of the DUE and P&T Committees, protocol/order set review and development, and a transplant-related DUE.  In addition, residents provide clinical staffing on the transplant unit plus on-call transplant pharmacy pager coverage.  Academic responsibilities include pharmacy student precepting and lecture; journal clubs; case presentations; transplant discussion group; and attendance and presentation at transplant grand rounds, 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 website at:

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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