Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

Program Description and Goals

The UT Southwestern Medical Center Pharmacy Practice& Residency Program is an ASHP-accredited health system pharmacy practice program. The Residency Program will accept three PGY-1 resident positions.

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.

Qualifications

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

Interested candidates must submit an application on PhORCAS no later than January 6, 2019.

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.

Current Residents

Dr. Louise De Souza

Dr. Louise De Souza is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. De Souza received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy. Her pharmacy interests include infectious diseases, adult medicine, cardiology and ambulatory care. She is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and the Rho Chi Society. During her free time, Dr. De Souza enjoys binging on Netflix, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Michael Kent

Dr. Michael Kent is a PGY-1 Resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Kent received his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas, and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. His pharmacy interests include infectious diseases, oncology, and cardiology. His favorite disease states include pneumonia, Clostridium difficile infections, and infective endocarditis. Dr. Kent is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society. His interests outside of pharmacy include home improvement, video games, podcasts, and movies.

Dr. Marilyn Mootz

Dr. Marilyn Mootz is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Mootz received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas Christian University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. Her pharmacy interests include ambulatory care, critical care, and adult medicine. She is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society. During her free time, Dr. Mootz enjoys engaging in volunteer service and mission experiences, going on outdoor adventures, and spending time with family and friends.