Pharmacotherapy Residency

2017 residents 

University of the Incarnate Word

Feik School of Pharmacy

Pharmacotherapy Residency Program

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Feik School of Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Residency Program focuses on patient care, teaching, service, and scholarly activity. The program is designed to provide pharmacy graduates a positive environment to sharpen the skills required to excel as clinicians and educators. After program completion, the resident will be well-equipped to function effectively as a pharmacotherapy specialist or clinical faculty member.

The following components are central to the 24-month pharmacotherapy residency program:

  • Clinical Experiences: Provide clinical services in a variety of inpatient and outpatient practice settings.
  • Teaching: Complete a longitudinal teaching certificate program with both didactic and small group teaching experiences.
  • Scholarship: Create scholarship, including the completion and submission of two peer-reviewed articles (one original research article and one additional article).
  • Service: Contribute a required service component of eight hours per year.

General Information about the University of the Incarnate Word

UIW is a faith-based university founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. The university is committed to educational excellence with an emphasis on development of the whole person. The core values of the UIW Mission are faith, service, innovation, truth, and education.

Founded in 2004, the Feik School of Pharmacy embraces the mission of the university as it develops a group of faculty, students, and residents dedicated to impacting the health care needs of our community and the nation. In 2010, the Feik School of Pharmacy started a 24-month pharmacotherapy residency program to continue the mission values of education and service.

The Feik School of Pharmacy has more than 20 pharmacy practice faculty with expertise in multiple clinical areas including ambulatory care, cardiology, critical care, geriatrics, infectious diseases, internal/family medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, and solid organ transplant.

Residency Rotations Overview

UIW Pharmacotherapy residents have ten required and two elective rotations in postgraduate year one (PGY1). Postgraduate year two (PGY2) residents will complete four required and eight elective rotations.

Rotation experiences are designed to afford the pharmacotherapy resident with a broad array of learning environments in a variety of settings. Rotation sites include inpatient and outpatient settings throughout San Antonio, including University Health System (Level I trauma center), South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio Military Medical Center, and Christus Santa Rosa Health System.

Elective opportunities include administration/management, anticoagulation, ambulatory care, cardiology, critical care, diabetes care, emergency medicine, geriatrics, infectious diseases, internal/family medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, and solid organ transplant and others as identified based on resident interest.

Clinical Rotation Schedule

Year 1 Year 2

Internal/Family Medicine (2 months)

Adult Primary Care (2 months)

Drug Information/Orientation (1 month)

Critical Care (1 month)

Infectious Disease (1 month)

Special Populations (1 month)

Psychiatry (1 month)

Research (1 month)

Electives (2 months)

Acute Care (2 months)

Ambulatory/Outpatient Specialty Care (2 months)

Electives (8 months)

 

Academia and research will occur longitudinally throughout both years of the program

Please see the Residency Rotations tab for more detailed information regarding available rotation experiences.

Teaching Certificate Program

Education is central to the mission of UIW and a vital, dynamic part of the profession of pharmacy. All residents are expected to complete a two-year teaching certificate program.

Components of the teaching certificate program include:

  • Attend 12 two-hour teaching seminars
  • Present at least three hours of didactic teaching
  • Facilitate pharmacy case-based labs
  • Create and maintain a teaching portfolio
  • Develop a teaching philosophy
  • Obtain a preceptor license through the Texas State Board of Pharmacy

Please see the Teaching Certificate Program tab for more detailed information.

Research & Presentations

Research and dissemination of knowledge are important activities for all clinical pharmacists and educators.

In this program, the resident is expected to:

  • Complete at least 1 major research project and submit for publication
  • Complete at least 1 additional peer-reviewed article and submit for publication
  • Present research findings at UIW Research Day and in a formal research seminar as a PGY2
  • Present research both years at the ALCALDE Southwest Leadership Conference
  • Present 1 continuing education seminar through a professional organization
  • Present 1 formal presentation per year in "Controversies in Clinical Therapeutics" seminar
  • Participate in 1 peer-review of a manuscript
  • Present 1 poster or platform presentation at a professional meeting

Please see the Research & Presentations tab for more detailed information regarding program requirements and past presentations and publications.

Please see the Residents tab for information on former UIW Pharmacotherapy residents.

Residency Advisory Committee

The UIW Pharmacotherapy Residency Program has four faculty who serve on the Residency Advisory Committee:

Program Director:  Rebecca L. Attridge, PharmD, MSc, BCPS

Advisory Council:   Kimberly A. B. Cauthon, PharmD, CGP, BC-ADM

Jason M. Cota, PharmD, MSc

Christina Guerra, PharmD, BCPS

Kathleen A. Lusk, PharmD, BCPS

Lucy Wilkening, PharmD

Amy P. Witte, PharmD

How to Apply

Interested applicants should have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be eligible for licensure in Texas.

To apply: complete the application and upload a letter of intent and curriculum vitae at https://jobs.uiw.edu/  (search postings; job title = resident/instructor).

In addition, 3 letters of recommendation and pharmacy school transcripts should be sent no later than January 1st to:

Rebecca L. Attridge, PharmD, MSc, BCPS

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy

4301 Broadway, CPO 99, San Antonio, TX  78209

Phone: (210) 883-1086

Email: rowens@uiwtx.edu

For More Information...

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions link for answers to common questions. For more information, please contact Rebecca L. Attridge, PharmD, MSc, BCPS, at rowens@uiwtx.edu or (210) 883-1086.