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.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited institution
Eligible to practice pharmacy in at least one state – licensure in Texas is required for off-site rotations
Selection is based on professional competence, scholastic achievement, references, communication skills and clinical practice and research interests
How to apply:
Please submit your application through PhORCAS( NMS Code 119613)and include the following:
Letter of intent
Three (3) letters of recommendation
Supplemental Application Questions –download from program website and submit through PhORCAS
Application Deadline: January 1, 2021 at Noon (CST)
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.