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 3, 2020.

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

Claire Klimko, Pharm.D.

Claire Klimko, Pharm.D.
Claire Klimko, Pharm.D.

Dr. Claire Klimko is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Klimko received her Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, as well as in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, from Rice University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. Her pharmacy interests include critical care and internal medicine. She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Rho Chi Society. In her spare time, Dr. Klimko enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

Yi Kee Poon, Pharm.D.

Anke Poon, Pharm.D.
Yi Kee Poon, Pharm.D.

Dr. Yi Kee “Anke” Poon is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Poon received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin. Her pharmacy interests include critical care, infectious disease, and internal medicine. She is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Phi Lambda Sigma, and Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists. During her free time, Dr. Poon enjoys spending time with her corgi, writing food reviews, and hiking.

Mary Young, Pharm.D.

Mary Young, Pharm.D.
Mary Young, Pharm.D.

Dr. Mary Young is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Young received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the St. Edward’s University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Texas Southern University. Her pharmacy interests include oncology, pediatrics, and pharmacy informatics. She is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Phi Lambda Sigma, Texas Pharmacy Association, and Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc. During her free time, Dr. Young enjoys playing tennis, cooking, and trying new restaurants.