Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

Program Description and Goals

The UT Southwestern Medical Center PGY-1 residency program is a newly formed postgraduate training program seeking ASHP accreditation in health-system pharmacy practice. There will be two PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice resident positions available for 2014-2015 academic year.

Residents will select five elective rotations to meet their professional goals in addition to the orientation to pharmacy operations and practice related to required experiences in acute care, critical care, infectious disease, cardiology, and pharmacy administration/management. After training in acute care, ambulatory care, and practice management, residents should possess the knowledge and skills needed to enable them to provide a high level of clinical service, and pharmaceutical care throughout their careers as well-rounded practitioners and practice leaders.


Candidates must graduate from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy program with a doctor of pharmacy degree (or equivalent combination of education and clinical experience) with a minimum GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be eligible for Texas licensure and are expected to obtain licensure as a pharmacist in Texas within the first 90 days of the start of the program year.

Recruitment and Selection

The following information must be submitted prior to January 14, 2014, for the applicant to be considered for an on-site interview:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Completed application form
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • College of Pharmacy transcripts

Application and recommendation forms are available by contacting the program coordinator, Latresa Billings, Pharm.D., at Once completed applications are reviewed, competitive applicants are invited to attend an on-site interview in February. Applicants must register with the Resident Matching Program and submit their rank order list.

Salary and Benefits

Pharmacy residents are classified as full-time, benefits-eligible employees of UT Southwestern. They are paid a competitive salary and also receive a benefits package that includes enrollment in the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or optional enrollment in the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); health, dental, and life insurance; and various staff discounts. They also are afforded travel benefits to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December and the Texas ALCALDE Residency Conference held each spring.