The PGY1 portion of this combined residency program provides an in-depth clinical experience at Ascension Texas / Seton Healthcare Family, which consists of a 13-hospital network throughout central Texas. The health-system includes a large academic medical center, a children’s hospital, and number of community and critical access sites. Clinical training is tailored to the resident’s background and special interests. The resident will be a preceptor for the pharmacy clerkship students and will be involved in teaching activities through the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.
The PGY2 portion of the combined program provides opportunities for the resident to be immersed in an extensive and professionally diverse leadership and management experience. The residency is conducted in a corporate environment that impacts pharmaceutical care, medication management and patient care across the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. Ascension sites of care include critical access hospitals, large academic tertiary care institutions and smaller community clinics. Ascension provides residents the opportunity to freely exchange ideas and best practices for the benefit of every patient at every facility while working with the hundreds of professionals across the country, maximizing the resident’s post-residency career opportunities. The PGY2 resident will be working virtually with the dynamic leadership team.
Our one-of-a-kind, Pharmacy Resident Program is designed to mold the management-focused resident into an elite, highly competitive candidate for a position in health system administration. The PGY2 resident will be working virtually with the dynamic leadership team.
The resident will train extensively in the foundational aspects of contemporary, corporate health-system administration so that she or he may emerge an elite and highly competitive candidate for a post-resident leadership position in the profession. Areas include: clinical and operational pharmacy administration, system-wide budgeting, formulary considerations and cost-efficacy dynamics, system-wide implementation of guidelines and directives, informatics, and executive leadership. This residency necessarily entails tapping into an extensive group of connections, affording the opportunity not only to freely exchange ideas and best practices for the benefit of Ascension during the residency, but also to network with a range of contacts in a manner that may benefit the resident's post-training career pursuits.
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About Ascension Seton Texas/Ascension National PGY1/PGY2 HSPA-L Combined Residency Program
Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and DC.
These unique programs in Ascension offers the extraordinary opportunity to obtain outstanding administrative and clinical training in various aspects of pharmaceutical care to a diverse patient population. Our programs are dedicated to providing the resident with hands-on experience in a wide variety of settings.
The atmosphere is friendly and ministry hospital leadership genuinely supports the comprehensive process we use for optimizing medication management processes across the system. This environment is complemented by collaboration with system physician, nursing and pharmacy leaders in our facilities around the nation.