Post-Pharm.D. Education and Training

Post Pharm.D. Education & Training

Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at University Health System
in conjunction with the University of Texas, College of Pharmacy


Colleen Barthol, Pharm.D., BCPS
Residency Program Director
University Health System
Department of Pharmacy Services
4502 Medical Drive, MS 102-1
San Antonio, TX 78229-4493
Office: (210) 358-2099
Pager: (210) 203-2519

Mr. Conrad Gamboa


San Antonio, Texas

1 year

July 1

Three professional letters of recommendation
Official college of pharmacy transcripts
Recent photograph (color or black & white)
Letter of interest/intent

As full-time employees of UHS, residents receive a competitive annual stipend of $47,000 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) 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 450 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 17th 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.

University Hospital is home to the lead Level 1 Trauma Center for a 22-county region of South/Central Texas.  It is also the only pediatric trauma center for San Antonio and South Texas.  There are 55 adult ICU beds, 12 pediatric and 60 neonatal ICU beds at University Hospital where provision of care is accomplished by attending physicians, intensivists, residents, acute-care mid-level practitioners, clinical pharmacists and other critical care personnel.  The trauma research program focuses on identifying new and innovative ways to improve the care, management and treatment of trauma and critically ill patients.

The PGY2 critical care pharmacy resident will receive advanced clinical training in surgical/trauma ICU, neurosurgical ICU, medicine ICU, cardiac ICU, emergency medicine and pediatric/neonatal intensive care.  Clinical responsibilities include critical care patient monitoring and daily multi-disciplinary rounds.  Electives may be chosen from a variety of areas, including but not limited to infectious diseases, solid organ transplant, cardiothoracic surgery, nephrology and neurology.

Research responsibilities include an individual major research project with presentation and publication of results.  Residents also participate in critical care-related issues of the DUE and P&T Committees and conduct a critical care-related DUE.  In addition, residents provide clinical staffing for the adult critical care areas and respond to all “code blue” alerts throughout the hospital.  Academic responsibilities include pharmacy student precepting and lecture, case presentations, weekly critical care discussion/journal club, attendance and presentation at pharmacotherapy rounds and pharmacotherapy seminar, and regularly scheduled meetings with preceptor to discuss patients.

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.
Last Reviewed: February 5, 2014

College Information

Mailing Address:
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmacy


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