We are actively recruiting 1 qualified resident for this program. The residency program is designed to provide a training opportunity for individuals desiring to develop clinical competency in the specialized area of geriatric pharmacotherapeutics. The program incorporates both inpatient and outpatient rotations devoted to the development of skills essential for the delivery of pharmaceutical care with a focus on the older adult and complex patient care management.
The resident spends 8 months in core learning experiences to include acute, subacute, ambulatory and home base primary care, hospice, palliative care and transitions of care. The geriatric pharmacy resident is responsible for participating in the design and implementation of appropriate therapeutic regimens, monitoring the outcome of therapy, assisting in the application of pharmacokinetic principles to individualize therapy as needed and in the provision of patient, disease and drug specific information to other members of the health care teams. Elective opportunities are numerous in both ambulatory and acute settings.
The resident will be responsible for an independent residency project. The primary nature of these protocols center on care of the older adult.
The South Texas Veterans Health Care System is a comprehensive health care network that services the veterans of South Texas. It is composed of two divisions and an extensive network of clinics. The main hospital, Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital, has over 200 beds, including three intensive care units, an inpatient spinal cord injury unit, an inpatient long-term rehabilitation unit, three inpatient psychiatry units, and a bone marrow transplant unit, in addition to numerous primary care and specialty outpatient clinics. Clinical Pharmacy is an integral part of the veteran’s care. We have over 70 clinical pharmacy specialists covering areas such as Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Geriatrics, Hematology and Oncology, Mental Health, Infectious Diseases, Cardiology, Critical Care, Antimicrobial Stewardship, HIV, Hepatology, Renal, Anticoagulation, Bone Marrow Transplant Neurology and Spinal Cord Injury. We have 8 pharmacy residency programs to include PGY1 Pharmacy and PGY2 programs in Ambulatory Care, Geriatrics, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pain & Palliative Care and Psychiatry. Residents are offered a competitive salary plus sick leave, annual leave and administrative leave with health insurance plans available.