Post-Pharm.D. Education and Training

Post Pharm.D. Education & Training

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Seton Healthcare Family
in Conjunction with the University of Texas, College of Pharmacy

Carrie Shuman, Pharm.D., BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
University Medical Center Brackenridge

Department of Pharmacy
601 E. 15th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Office: (512) 324-7000 ext 77386

Austin, Texas

1 year

July 1

Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited school or college of pharmacy
Texas licensure by August 1st  
Enrollment in the ASHP Residency Match Program

The application must be completed through the PhORCAS system.
Completed applications include:

Letter of intent
Official academic transcript
Curriculum vitae
Three letters of recommendation

Competitive salary plus an attractive benefits package
(resident stipend for 2013-2014 was approximately $44,000)

The Seton Family of Hospitals, in conjunction with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, is offering an ASHP accredited Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residency.

The Seton Family of Hospitals PGY1 pharmacy residency is a twelve-month program designed to expose residents to a rich clinical environment in which they experience concentrated, yet diverse training in a variety of pharmacy practice areas.  At the completion of the program, the resident will be prepared to function, with confidence, as a general clinical practitioner in an acute care setting.  As an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited PGY1 program, the graduate will also be prepared to pursue a PGY2 residency.

Residents complete 12, one month rotations (including orientation).  After completing the orientation month, residents are offered the following experiences: Infectious Diseases (adult and pediatric), Internal Medicine, Adult Psychiatry, Oncology, Cardiology, Cardiac Transplant, Critical Care (adult and pediatric), and Anticoagulation Clinic. While most rotations offered are inpatient experiences, the Oncology and Cardiac Transplant rotations offer exposure to both inpatient and ambulatory care patients. Additionally, the resident will complete the following three longitudinal rotations: Academics, Administration (including staffing), and Research.

The resident will complete an original research project suitable for presentation at a national meeting and present a seminar to faculty and fellow residents at the College of Pharmacy.  The resident will aid in proctoring a small group Pharmacotherapy lab.  An Academic Training Certificate Program is conducted for residents affiliated with the University of Texas in order to strengthen the resident’s teaching skills.  The resident will receive an Instructor of Clinical Pharmacy appointment in the Division of Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice. A residency certificate will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the program.


The PGY1 pharmacy residency program is based at University Medical Center Brackenridge (UMCB), a 399-bed surgical and acute care hospital in downtown Austin.  The UMCB Emergency Department sees more than 100,000 patients per year and UMCB is a Level I Trauma Center.  Residents have the opportunities to complete rotations at four additional Seton Hospitals (Dell Children’s Medical Center, Seton Medical Center-Austin, Seton Shoal Creek, and Seton Northwest – all located close in proximity to UMCB).

Founded on faith by the Daughters of Charity in 1902, the Seton Healthcare Family is the region's largest healthcare organization and is the leading provider of healthcare in Central Texas.  The Seton Family includes the only Heart Transplant Center in Central Texas.  The Seton Family is regarded as the area's most advanced healthcare provider, bringing the latest technology and patient-friendly facilities together with teams of leading clinicians to offer the highest standard of care. Its family of professionals truly cares for the whole patient - in a respectful, spiritual environment that promotes healing.

As a non-profit organization, Seton is committed to serving people who would not otherwise have access to health care. In recent years, Seton has contributed nearly $250 million annually in uncompensated care through its hospitals and clinics. Seton is a member of Ascension Health, the nation's largest not-for-profit health network.

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.

Additional Information

For additional information about the PGY1 Residency Program, please visit our website at

UMC Brackenridge (

University Medical Center Brackenridge has long been recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation. Now, UMCB is accelerating its presence in the field of academic medicine. The Clinical Education Center uses high-fidelity interactive mannequins and a vast array of leap-ahead technology to train clinicians in the latest procedures working with state-of-the-art equipment. UMC Brackenridge is also home to the region's first nursing residency program, and recently celebrated its 75th year of graduate medical education.

The nationally renowned Brain & Spine Center is engaged in pioneering research and treatment of injuries and diseases of the spine, brain, and cardiovascular system.

UMCB has been recognized as a Certified Stroke Center, a designation which reflects UMCBs reputation as one of the nation's leading hospitals in the treatment and prevention of stroke.

The American Nurses Association has bestowed the highest honor, the Magnet award, to the nurses at UMC Brackenridge. Magnet designation provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care they can expect to receive.
Last Reviewed: September 17, 2013

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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