PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

The UT Southwestern Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Program is an ASHP-accredited health-system pharmacy program. Our PGY1 residency program will accept three residents each academic year.

Residents will select four elective rotations to meet their professional goals in addition to the orientation to pharmacy operations and completion of the practice related required learning experiences. After training in acute care, ambulatory care, and practice management, residents should attain 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.

Program Structure

Required Learning Experiences

  • Orientation (July)
  • Project /Research (December)
  • Advanced Staffing
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Pharmacy Administration

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Include but not limited to:
    • Advanced Critical Care
    • Advanced Infectious Disease/Consult
    • Advanced Internal Medicine/Geriatrics
    • Advanced Internal Medicine/Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    • Ambulatory Care
    • Anticoagulation – Ambulatory Care
    • Bone Marrow Transplant
    • Cardiovascular Intensive Care
    • Clinical Administration
    • Hematology/Oncology
    • Investigational Drug Services
    • Neonatal Intensive Care
    • NeuroCritical Care
    • Pain & Palliative Care
    • Pharmacy Informatics
    • Solid Organ Transplant (Kidney, Liver, Lung, Heart)
    • Surgical Critical Care and Nutrition Support Services

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Drug Information
  • Major Research Project
  • Professional Development
  • Staffing (every third weekend)
  • Teaching Certificate

Program Expectations

  • ACPE Accredited CE Presentation
  • Code Blue/Code Stroke Responses
  • Drug Monograph
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Precept Pharmacy Students

Program Length

12 months, beginning in July

Available Positions

Three PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

Applying to the Program


  • Graduate from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy program with a Pharm.D. degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale
  • Eligibility for Texas licensure
  • Formal interview


Salary and Benefits

  • Classified as a full-time employee of UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Annual estimated salary of $49,500
  • Paid vacation/holiday leave
  • Comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and life insurance
  • Travel funding for conferences

Current Residents

Stephanie Anderson, Pharm.D.

Stephanie Anderson, Pharm.D.

Dr. Stephanie Anderson is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Florida and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy. Her pharmacy interests include oncology, internal medicine, and ambulatory care. She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Rho Chi Society, and Phi Lambda Sigma Society. Dr. Anderson enjoys hiking, yoga, watching movies, and spending time with her border collie, Ellie!

Tyler Boyd, Pharm.D.

Tyler Boyd, Pharm.D.

Dr. Tyler Boyd is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia and his Doctor of Pharmacy from Wingate University School of Pharmacy. His pharmacy interests include cardiology, infectious diseases, critical care, and internal medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Phi Lambda Sigma, Kappa Epsilon, and Rho Chi Society. During his free time, Dr. Boyd enjoys any outdoor activities, watching Georgia sports, and spending time with his family, friends, his two cats (Baxter and Franklin), and his dog (Russell).

Kyle Fischer, Pharm.D., M.B.A.

Kyle Fischer, Pharm.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Kyle Fischer is a current PGY1 pharmacy resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, where he went on to complete his pharmacy prerequisites at the University of Texas at Austin and then graduated from the Rangel College of Pharmacy in 2021. Kyle’s professional and research interests include acute and chronic heart failure, acute decompensated heart failure, advanced heart failure, cardiac critical care, acute coronary syndromes, preventative cardiology, and sleep and its relation to cardiovascular disease. Kyle is also very active on Twitter (@Kfischer_10) and Instagram (@KGFischeRx) and routinely posts infographics over different disease states. He is also a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and American College of Clinical Pharmacy – Cardiology PRN. During his free time, Kyle enjoys watching sports, being outdoors, and reading.