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Residency FAQs


General Information

What is a pharmacotherapy residency?

A pharmacotherapy residency is a two-year program that creates a well-rounded clinician with skills and knowledge in diverse practice areas.  The advantages of a pharmacotherapy residency include opportunities to work in varied practice settings with clinical pharmacists and faculty in specialties including ambulatory care, cardiology, critical care, infectious diseases, oncology, transplant medicine, and more.

Can I specialize in this program?

We currently offer the most rotations in critical care, internal medicine and ambulatory care. There is an opportunity to tailor your elective rotations based on specialty interest and availability.

What are the core components of the residency?

The residency aims to develop a pharmacist who excels in clinical practice, teaching, research, and service..

About Our Program

Why should I choose UIW?

Please read more about why our current residents chose to complete the UIW pharmacotherapy residency on the Residents tab.

How many positions are available?

Currently, there are two PGY1 residents, and two PGY2 residents. Each year, we admit two new PGY1 residents.

Is this program ASHP-accredited?

This program offers a variety of different rotation sites at multiple facilities throughout San Antonio.  As such, the program does not have ASHP accreditation.  However, the program follows ASHP accreditation standards and policies. The accreditation status of the program has not previously, and does not generally, tend to effect opportunities for employment after completion of the program.

Can I sit for the Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy exam after this residency?

Residents who complete this program may sit for the BCPS exam after the first year of employment after residency.

If I am accepted into this program, will I need to formally withdraw from the ASHP match?

Yes, if you are accepted into the UIW pharmacotherapy residency, you must withdraw from the ASHP match.

What career pathway do residents often pursue after residency training?  

The program will prepare you to be a clinical pharmacy specialist or clinical faculty member. Please see the Residents tab for more information about the employment of our previous residents.

Compensation & Benefits

What is the salary?

The average salary is $47,000 and competitive with other local residency programs. Residents are paid monthly and direct deposit is available.

What professional meetings may I attend?

PGY1 residents may attend 1 national meeting of choice as well as ALCALDE Southwest Leadership Conference and potentially others as appropriate.  PGY2 residents may attend 1 national meeting of choice, ALCALDE Southwest Leadership Conference, and ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. 

Will I have dedicated office space?

Each resident will have a designated work space that will include at a minimum, a desk, computer, telephone and bookshelf. Faculty, staff and residents will share a printer, copy machine and fax machine located in the faculty workroom. Initial office supplies needed may be requested from the Secretary for the Department of Pharmacy Practice.

Will I have access to main campus facilities?

Residents will have access to all UIW main campus amenities such as the natatorium, library, wellness center, etc. Residents will also receive free admission to all UIW sporting events.

How do I 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 Dr. Rebecca Attridge.

If I have further questions about the program, who should I contact?

You may contact the program director, Dr. Rebecca Attridge, any member of the residency advisory committee (RAC) or any of the current residents for more information regarding the program.