The H-E-B Pharmacy/University of Texas PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program is dedicated to developing compassionate, confident, clinical providers of advanced patient care services in a community pharmacy setting.
Residency Program Purpose
To build upon the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.
Medication Therapy Management Services – Residents provide telephonic and in-person Comprehensive Medication Reviews (CMRs) and Targeted Intervention Program (TIPs) patient care services utilizing the MirixaPro and OutcomesMTM platforms.
Disease State Education & Management – Residents lead programs for H-E-B Partners for various health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and diabetes prevention.
Volunteer Healthcare Clinic– Residents will work at Austin’s Volunteer Healthcare Clinic (VHC) providing person-centered, high quality health care in a volunteer-driven and collaborative environment. The residents serve as pharmacist in the clinic’s pharmacy and provide disease state education to this uninsured, underserved, and diverse population. More information at: http://www.volclinic.org/
Patient-Centered Dispensing – Giving you the skill and knowledge to be a efficient, effective, and safe professional pharmacist. All residents will provide this service at their primary pharmacy site at least 1 day per week and rotate through the other residency sites 1 day per week.
Project Management – Residents will advance community-based practice and patient care by completing multiple projects during their residency year including:
A quality improvement project;
The development, implementation, and evaluation of a new pharmacy service or to the enhancement of an existing service;
A practice innovation or research project.
Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge – Residents articipate in College of Pharmacy’s Academic Training Program. In addition to interacting with APPE and IPPE students, residents will facilitate labs of the course titled – Nonprescription Pharmacotherapeutics II. There are also various opportunities for various educational experience including presentations to pharmacists, nurses, physicians assistants, physicians, other healthcare providers, patients, and the public.
Local Organizational Involvement and National Conferences
Involvement with the local Capital Area Pharmacy Association (CAPA) monthly meetings where members can network with fellow pharmacists and hear informative presentations about innovations in pharmacy practice.
The residency team will travel to the American Pharmacist Association (APhA) Annual Meeting and American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP) Mid-Year Clinical Meeting.
The program will equip the resident to:
Provide direct patient care to diverse populations
Engage in collaborations with physicians and other health care providers
Serve as a role model and be able to educate pharmacy students and providers
Manage and develop viable new advanced patient care programs that are economically feasible
Provide leadership for advancing the practice of community pharmacy and the profession
Serve as an educator for health/wellness and disease prevention for the community
Lead and manage a successful community chain pharmacy that provides dispensing and clinical services
Graduate with a Pharm.D. from an ACPE-accredited college or school of pharmacy and eligible for Texas licensure.
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.