Residency Program

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Feik School of Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Residency Program focuses on patient care, teaching, service, and scholarly activity. The program is designed to provide pharmacy graduates a positive environment to sharpen the skills required to excel as clinicians and educators. After program completion, the resident will be well-equipped to function effectively as a pharmacotherapy specialist or clinical faculty member.

The following components are central to the 24-month pharmacotherapy residency program:

  • Clinical Experiences: Provide clinical services in a variety of inpatient and outpatient practice settings.
  • Teaching: Complete a longitudinal teaching certificate program with didactic teaching experiences.
  • Scholarship: Create scholarship, including the completion and submission of one review article and one original research article. This additional requirement further prepares the resident for a successful career in clinical pharmacy and/or academics.
  • Service: Contribute a required service component of eight hours per year.
  • Staffing: Complete the program staffing requirement of two weeks of orientation and training followed by one weekend day per month.

General Information about the University of the Incarnate Word

UIW is a faith-based university founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. The university is committed to educational excellence with an emphasis on development of the whole person. The core values of the UIW Mission are faith, service, innovation, truth, and education.

Founded in 2004, the Feik School of Pharmacy embraces the mission of the university as it develops a group of faculty, students, and residents dedicated to impacting the health care needs of our community and the nation. In 2010, the Feik School of Pharmacy started a 24-month pharmacotherapy residency program to continue the mission values of education and service.

The Feik School of Pharmacy has more than 20 pharmacy practice faculty with expertise in multiple clinical areas including ambulatory care, cardiology, critical care, drug information, geriatrics, infectious diseases, internal/family medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, and solid organ transplant.

Residency Rotations Overview 

UIW Pharmacotherapy residents have nine required and three elective rotations in postgraduate year one (PGY1). Postgraduate year two (PGY2) residents will complete four required and eight elective rotations.

Rotation experiences are designed to afford the pharmacotherapy resident with a broad array of learning environments in a variety of settings. Rotation sites include inpatient and outpatient settings throughout San Antonio, including University Health System (Level I trauma center), South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Christus Santa Rosa Health System, and Baptist Health System.

Elective opportunities include administration/management, anticoagulation, ambulatory care, cardiology, critical care, diabetes care, drug information, emergency medicine, geriatrics, infectious diseases, internal/family medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, and solid organ transplant and others as identified based on resident interest.

Clinical Rotations

Year 1

Year 2

Internal/Family Medicine (2 months)

Acute Care (2 months)

Ambulatory/Outpatient Specialty Care (2   months)

Electives (8 months)

Adult Primary Care (2 months)

Drug Information (1 month)

Critical Care (1 month)

Infectious Disease (1 month)

Pediatrics or NICU (1 month)

Research (1 month)

Electives (3 months)

Academia and research will occur   longitudinally throughout both years of the program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please see the Residency Rotations tab for more detailed information regarding available rotation experiences.

Teaching Certificate Program 

Education is central to the mission of UIW and a vital, dynamic part of the profession of pharmacy. All residents are expected to complete a two-year teaching certificate program. Components of the teaching certificate program include:

  • Attend 12 two-hour teaching seminars
  • Present at least three hours of didactic lectures
  • Facilitate pharmacy case-based labs for at least two semesters
  • Create and maintain a teaching portfolio
  • Develop a teaching philosophy

Please see the Teaching Certificate Program tab for more detailed information.

Research & Presentations 

Research and dissemination of knowledge are important activities for all clinical pharmacists and educators. In this program, the resident is expected to:

  • Complete at least one major research project and submit for publication
  • Submit at least one review article
  • Present research findings at UIW Research Day, in a formal research seminar, and at the ALCALDE Southwest Leadership Conference
  • Present 1 continuing education seminar through a professional organization
  •  Present 1 formal presentation per year in “Controversies in Clinical Therapeutics” seminar

Please see the Research & Presentations tab for more detailed information regarding program requirements and past presentations and publications.

Current Residents

Postgraduate Year One

 

Alireza FakhriRavari, PharmD 

Education Doctor of Pharmacy, 2014Texas A&M University Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville, Texas 
Clinical Focus Critical care and infectious diseases 
Research Focus To be decided
Why UIW?I chose UIW because it had everything that I was looking for in a residency program. The appealing components consist of presentation and teaching opportunities, a diverse patient population, research opportunities, a wide variety of rotations, and many networking opportunities throughout San Antonio. It was also appealing that academia and research occur longitudinally throughout both years of the program, which would allow me to have adequate time to work on a research project and achieve accurate results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Kilgore, PharmD 

Education Doctor of Pharmacy, 2014University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy, San Antonio, Texas
Clinical Focus Internal medicine and ambulatory care 
Research Focus To be decided 
Why UIW?I chose UIW because it offers a wide variety of clinical experiences among various San Antonio hospitals with diverse populations. It also provides a strong longitudinal teaching component and truly focuses on the residents’ education. There are so many specialty options in pharmacy, and this program allows for further exploration of multiple areas and development of the residents’ interests. Additionally, UIW provided me with an excellent pharmacy school foundation, and I know that this residency and its experienced faculty will equip me with the skills necessary to become a competent and confident clinical pharmacist.

 

Postgraduate Year Two

 Adamson Braden

Braden Adamson, PharmD 

Education Doctor of Pharmacy, 2013Midwestern State University, Glendale, Arizona 
Clinical Focus Critical care medicine and infectious diseases 
Research Focus Risk factors for selected pathogens in community-dwelling pneumonia patients from the CDC National Hospital Discharge Survey
Why UIW?I chose to do my residency with the UIW FSOP Pharmacotherapy Residency Program because I have always had a desire to work with pharmacy students and participate in their training and education. I find satisfaction in watching the progression of students as they advance from didactics to clinical rotations, graduation, and post-graduate experiences and know that I helped along the way. Another reason I came to this residency program is that it offers rotations with multiple hospital sites and systems which allows for many different learning opportunities. I feel the opportunity to work with many different faculty and non-faculty preceptors has given me a larger foundation in pharmacy practice. I have no regrets and this has been the best decision I have made for my future as a clinical pharmacist.

 

 Patel Hansita

Hansita B. Patel, PharmD 

Education Doctor of Pharmacy, 2013Texas A&M University Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville, Texas 
Clinical Focus Ambulatory Care 
Research Focus Utilization of twice daily dosing of insulin glargine in type 2 diabetes mellitus
Why UIW?I chose UIW because it had all the components of a residency program that will help me achieve both my current and future career goals. Upon completion of the program, I hope to pursue a career in ambulatory care and academia. This program will not only adequately prepare me to be an excellent clinician but an excellent faculty member as well. I particularly enjoy working with the clinical faculty at the UIW Feik School of Pharmacy, many of whom are experts in a wide variety of specialties from ambulatory care, critical care, infectious diseases, pediatrics, cardiology, and more. The faculty members here are not only mentors to me, but role models as well. Even if I was not pursuing a career in academia, this program offers the unique opportunity to have diverse rotation experiences at several institutions in the area. Working at a variety of institutions is not only an excellent way to broaden one’s horizons, but it provides networking opportunities as well.

Please see Residents for information on former UIW Pharmacotherapy residents.

Residency Advisory Council

The UIW Pharmacotherapy Residency Program has eight faculty who serve on the Residency Advisory Council:

Program Director:    Rebecca L. Attridge, PharmD, MSc, BCPS

Advisory Council:
Russell T. Attridge, PharmD, MSc, BCPS
Renee A. Bellanger, PharmD
Rebecca L. Brady, PharmD, BCPS
J
ason M. Cota, PharmD, MSc
Cheryl K. Horlen, PharmD, BCPS
Kathleen A. Lusk, PharmD, BCPS
Amy P. Witte, PharmD

How to Apply 

Interested applicants should have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be eligible for licensure in Texas. To apply, complete the application and upload a letter of intent and curriculum vitae at http://www.uiw.edu/hr/ (search postings; job title = resident/instructor). In addition, 3 letters of recommendation and pharmacy school transcripts should be sent no later than January 1st to:

Rebecca L. Attridge, PharmD, MSc, BCPS
Residency Program Director
University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy
4301 Broadway, CPO 99, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: (210) 883-1086
Email: rowens@uiwtx.edu

For More Information . . . 

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions link for answers to common questions. For more information, please contact Rebecca L. Attridge, PharmD, MSc, BCPS, at rowens@uiwtx.edu or (210) 883-1086.