Pharmacy Residency at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

south austin medical center

Daniel Giddings, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director
Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
901 W Ben White Blvd  ·  Austin, TX 78704
office    512-816-6160
fax        512-816-7457

Kathryn Merkel, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, BCIDP
Residency Program Coordinator

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center (SDSAMC) provides the resident with a solid foundation in acute patient care. Required learning experiences include: Hospital Pharmacy Practice, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, and Emergency Medicine. Longitudinal learning experiences are Residency Research Project, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Inpatient Staffing, Pharmacy Administration and Management, and Academic Teaching Certificate. The elective learning experiences are flexible based on the resident’s goals and options include: Cardiology (inpatient and outpatient), Shock Trauma, Oncology, Trans-plant and Cellular Therapy (inpatient and outpatient) and potentially other rotations based on preceptor and site availability. SDSAMC is a preceptor site for University of Texas IPPE and APPE pharmacy students. The resident has the opportunity to present their research project at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists mid-year meeting and Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists ALCALDE meeting.
SDSAMC is a 350-bed acute care facility offering a range of complex specialties and sub-specialties with robust clinical pharmacy services supporting a nationally accredited transplant and cellular therapy program (the area's only program); trauma program that includes a Level II trauma center; comprehensive cardiac program; full-service maternity and newborn care, and two full service emergency centers.
Application deadline is January 3.

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Residency Details


Austin, Texas

Length of Residency

1 year

Positions Available

1 position

Start Date

July 1


Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE-accredited institution

Eligible for Texas licensure

Minimum of 3.0 GPA

A strong desire to strengthen their clinical, academic, research, and leadership skills.


Residents will receive a competitive salary of ~$41,000 plus excellent employee benefits. Residents will also receive support to attend national and state pharmacy association meetings.