CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System (CSRHS) is one of the top healthcare organizations in South Central Texas and has hospitals located on four campuses. The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio campus is San Antonio’s first freestanding children’s hospital located in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and San Antonio, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is a Catholic, faith-based, nonprofit health and wellness ministry dedicated to extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and providing the highest quality medical care and services available. In February 2013, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, Baylor College of Medicine, and Texas Children’s Hospital began to work in collaboration to ensure that the children of San Antonio and South Texas will have access to world-class pediatric care.
The pharmacy department at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is continuing to expand its services throughout the hospital. We offer 24 hour inpatient services and have decentralized pharmacy services during the week in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, hematology/oncology, emergency department, general pediatric floors, and antimicrobial stewardship. We have built relationships with University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and the University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy which serve to benefit both the regional hospitals and the residents.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, established in 2002, is an ASHP-accredited program based in a pediatric hospital with two positions offered each year. The residency program incorporates many aspects of clinical pharmacy practice by offering a broad spectrum of experiences. Residents have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of services including pharmacokinetics, formulary management, medication safety programs, and continuous quality improvement initiatives. Rotations are four to six weeks long and tailored to the resident’s interest. Required rotations during the residency year include pediatric critical care, pediatric hematology/oncology, neonatal intensive care, general pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, and infectious disease. Elective rotations include but are not limited to academia, obstetrics/gynecology, family medicine, transplant, or outpatient pediatric clinics i.e. pulmonology, endocrine. Our residents are expected to present pharmacy research at the national, state, or local level, including the annual PPAG (Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group) Spring Conference. The residents also have the opportunity to obtain a teaching certificate through UT College of Pharmacy and are encouraged to become pharmacy preceptors once all requirements according to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy are met.
Our program offers two PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency positions every year with experiences primarily in pediatric patient care.
In order to be considered for an interview, an applicant must have:
Graduated, or will graduate, from an ACPE accredited pharmacy school
A Texas pharmacy license or be eligible to obtain a Texas pharmacy license by September 30th of residency year
Applications will be accepted starting December 1st with a deadline of December 31st. We will begin the interview process in January and host interviews on Mondays and Fridays through the end of February. The residency year will begin July 1st and end June 30th. Residents must complete pre-employment health screening and general hospital orientation in June, prior to beginning the residency.
How to apply:
Applications should be completed through PhORCAS. The following items should be uploaded to PhORCAS:
Letter of intent
Three letters of recommendation
Pharmacy School Transcript
All positions are offered through the ASHP Pharmacy Resident Matching Program. ASHP Code: 74550 NMS Code: 140713
About The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is one of the premier institutions of pharmaceutical education and research in the country. Pharmacists have significant responsibility for managing drug therapy, counseling on medication use, and monitoring drug therapy outcomes. Our Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares future practitioners to meet these challenges as lifelong learners and leaders in drug therapy management. We offer graduate programs leading to research-focused M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in pharmacy including the inter-institutional Ph.D. program in translational research. An exceptional faculty brings cutting edge research and clinical expertise to the classroom and supervise student-learning experiences in both patient care and research. Our students are tomorrow’s pharmacy leaders. What starts here truly changes the world.