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 (4) elective rotations to meet their professional goals in addition to the orientation to pharmacy operations and completion of 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)
  • Advanced Staffing
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Project/Research (December)

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
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Hematology/Oncology
    • Investigational Drugs 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

  • Ambulatory Care Clinic - Internal Medicine
  • 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 (3) 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 or "Pass" grade on each class and rotation if from a "Pass/Fail" program
  • 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

Kathy Le, PharmD, BS

Kathy Le, PharmD, BS

Dr. Kathy Le is a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Austin Peay State University in her hometown, Clarksville, TN. She went on to complete her Doctor of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Dr. Le’s clinical interests include solid organ transplantation, critical care, and cardiology. She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Rho Chi Society. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and eating her way through Dallas.

Madeline Scarbrough, PharmD

Madeline Scarbrough, PharmD

Dr. Madeline Scarbrough is a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She completed her pharmacy prerequisites at Texas Tech University and received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy. Her pharmacy interests include critical care, emergency medicine, and internal medicine. She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Phi Lambda Sigma, Rho Chi Society, and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. During her free time, Dr. Scarbrough enjoys working out at Orangetheory Fitness, reading, spending time with family, and being outdoors.

Darrell Smith, PharmD, MBA

Darrell Smith, PharmD, MBA

Dr. Darrell Smith is a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is from the small town of Deville, Louisiana. Dr. Smith received his Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration from the University of Louisiana Monroe. His pharmacy interests include cardiology, critical care, and infectious diseases. He is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Phi Lambda Sigma, Phi Delta Chi, and Rho Chi Society. During his free time, he enjoys playing golf, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.