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 4, 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

Esther Bae, Pharm.D.

Esther Bae, Pharm.D.
Esther Bae, Pharm.D.

Dr. Esther Bae is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Bae received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy. Her pharmacy interests include oncology, cardiology, and pharmacy informatics. She is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and the Rho Chi Society. During her free time, Dr. Bae enjoys reading, watching her favorite movies, and staying active. One of Dr. Bae’s long-term goals is to run a free clinic for the underprivileged patients with her husband, who also is a pharmacist.

Kayla Barrett, Pharm.D.

Kayla Barrett, Pharm.D.
Kayla Barrett, Pharm.D.

Dr. Kayla Barrett is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Barrett received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Baylor University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the UNT System College of Pharmacy. Her current interests include infectious disease, critical care, and transplantation. She is a member of Phi Delta Chi pharmacy fraternity, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, and the Rho Chi Society. In her spare time, Dr. Barrett enjoys reading, watching movies, going to concerts, biking, and spending time with family and friends.

Jessie Cruz, Pharm.D.

Jessie Cruz, Pharm.D.
Jessie Cruz, Pharm.D.

Dr. Jessie Cruz is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center. After three years of pre-pharmacy studies at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Cruz received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. His pharmacy interests include transplant (solid organ and bone marrow), infectious diseases, and oncology. During his free time, Dr. Cruz enjoys working out, playing and watching sports, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.