Post-Pharm.D. Education and Training

Post Pharm.D. Education & Training

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


Pamela R. Maxwell, 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) 358-4564
Pager: (210) 203-3321

San Antonio, Texas

1 year

July 1

Strong interest in developing clinical competency in the area of solid organ transplantation
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

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 500 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.

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 25 years.  Our transplant program is built on a strong foundation of research, education, state-of-the-art facilities, and medical and surgical excellence.  We are the San Antonio and South Texas leader in liver, kidney and kidney-pancreas, and lung transplantation, performing approximately 200 total transplants annually. The Solid Organ Transplant program prides itself on a long history of providing excellent multi-disciplinary, comprehensive, personalized patient care.  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.

The PGY2 solid organ transplant pharmacy resident will receive advanced clinical training in inpatient and outpatient pre- and post-transplant pharmacotherapy management, with required, specifically focused rotations in liver, kidney, and lung transplantation, as well as transplant infectious diseases.  Clinical responsibilities include transplant patient monitoring, daily multi-disciplinary rounds, and patient education.  An additional required rotation is spent in the microbiology and transplant HLA laboratories.    Electives may be chosen from a variety of areas, including but not limited to advanced medical or surgical critical care, bone marrow transplant, heart transplant, and pediatric solid organ transplant.

Research responsibilities include an individual major research project with presentation and publication of results.  Residents also participate in transplant-related issues of the DUE and P&T Committees, including the Transplant Subcommittee, and conduct a transplant-related DUE.  In addition, residents provide clinical staffing on the transplant unit plus on-call transplant pharmacy pager coverage.  Academic responsibilities include pharmacy student precepting and lecture; journal clubs; case presentations; transplant discussion group; attendance and presentation at transplant grand rounds, pharmacotherapy rounds, and pharmacotherapy seminar; and regularly scheduled meetings with preceptor to discuss patients.

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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 4, 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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