The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency 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, family medicine, bone and marrow transplant, obstetrics/gynecology, 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 the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and are encouraged to become pharmacy preceptors once all requirements according to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy are met.
Site Special Features
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, and general pediatric floors, and antimicrobial stewardship. We have built relationships with the 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.
Stephanie Ramirez, Pharm.D. (Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org) - Program Director
Cynthia A. Koger, RPh, BSPharm (Cynthia.Koger@christushealth.org) - Director of Pharmacy
1. Doctor of Pharmacy degree from ACPE-accredited pharmacy school
2. Eligible for pharmacist licensure in Texas
3. In PhORCAS complete the application and submit the following
Letter of intent
Pharmacy school transcripts
3 letters of recommendation
Application deadline: 12/31/2018
About CHRISTUS Health
At CHRISTUS Health, we deliver a complete healing experience that respects the individual. We serve our communities with dignity. And with a good deal of admiration. CHRISTUS Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit system made up of more than 600 centers, including long-term care facilities, community hospitals, walk-in clinics and health ministries. We are a community 45,000 strong, with over 15,000 physicians providing individualized care.
Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to every individual we serve.