Solid Organ Transplant 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 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 30 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 4 months of adult kidney, liver, and lung transplant; pediatric transplant; transplant ambulatory care; and histocompatibility/microbiology labs. Elective rotations include advanced medical critical care, heart transplant, and HIV inpatient. 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.  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:

http://www.universityhealthsystem.com/postgraduate-year-two-pgy2-transplant-pharmacy-residency/



CONTACT:

Reed Hall, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director
Clinical Specialist, Solid Organ Transplant
University Health System
Department of Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Services
4502 Medical Drive, MS 102-1
San Antonio, TX 78229-4493
Office: (210) 743-3854
reed.hall@uhs-sa.com

 

Elisabeth Kincaide, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Coordinator
Clinical Specialist, Solid Organ Transplant
University Health System
Department of Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Services
4502 Medical Drive, MS 102-1
San Antonio, TX 78229-4493
Office: (210) 743-3855
elisabeth.kincaide@uhs-sa.com

 


 

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

 


REQUIREMENTS:
Strong interest in solid organ transplant 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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