Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency at University Health

Ellen Robinson

Ellen Robinson, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCEMP

Residency Program Director  
Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine  
University Health  
Department of Pharmacotherapy & Pharmacy Services  
4502 Medical Drive, MS 102-1  
San Antonio, TX 78229-4493  
Office: (210) 743-3891  

Luke Neff

Luke Neff, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCEMP

Residency Program Coordinator  
Lead Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine  
University Health  
Department of Pharmacotherapy & Pharmacy Services  
4502 Medical Drive, MS 102-1  
San Antonio, TX 78229-4493  
Office: (210) 743-3891  

University Health (UH) is the public hospital district for Bexar County and the primary teaching facility for The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. University Hospital, the health system’s flagship institution, operates 639 acute care and specialty beds. Since 2001, U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked University Hospital among the best hospitals in Texas and the San Antonio region.  UH is also the first health system in San Antonio and South Texas to earn Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which is widely accepted as the “gold standard” in measuring the quality of care that healthcare consumers can expect to receive.  A full range of medical services is available at numerous community clinics, including the renowned Texas Diabetes Institute.

University Hospital is home to the premier Level 1 Trauma Center for adult care and the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in South Texas, serving a 22-county region. The Adult Emergency Department consists of 111 beds including 8 for medical resuscitation and 20 for traumatic resuscitation. There is an 18 bed pediatric emergency department.  There are 84 adult ICU beds including medical, surgical/trauma, neurosurgical, and cardiac at University Hospital where provision of care is accomplished by attending physicians, intensivists, residents, acute-care mid-level practitioners, clinical pharmacists and other care personnel.  In addition, University Hospital is certified as a Cardiac Cath Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association – the highest level of certification available.

The PGY2 emergency medicine pharmacy resident will receive advanced clinical training in emergency medicine, trauma & emergency surgery, surgical/trauma ICU, medicine ICU, and pediatric emergency medicine/ICU.

Clinical responsibilities include bedside resuscitation, patient monitoring and daily multi-disciplinary rounds.  Electives may be chosen from a variety of areas, including but not limited to infectious diseases, cardiology, neurosurgical ICU, and neurology.  Residents will attend regularly scheduled meetings with the preceptor to discuss patients and didactic lectures with emergency medicine residents.

Research responsibilities include completion of an individual major research project with presentation of results.  Publication of results is highly encouraged.  Residents also conduct an emergency medicine-related DUE and participate in P&T Committee.  In addition, residents provide clinical staffing for the emergency department and respond to “code blue” alerts throughout the hospital. Academic responsibilities include pharmacy student precepting and lecture, case presentations, emergency medicine discussion/journal club, attendance and presentation at pharmacotherapy rounds and pharmacotherapy seminar.  Additionally, residents will have opportunities to evaluate their own professional development and growth throughout the residency year.

For further details about the program, please visit our health-system specific website!

The University of Texas at Austin and its affiliated institutions are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

Residency Details


San Antonio, Texas

Length of Residency

1 year

Positions Available

2 positions

Start Date

July 1


As full-time employees of UH, residents receive a competitive annual stipend of $62,000 plus excellent employee benefits.

Residents are also appointed as Clinical Instructors with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.


Strong interest in emergency medicine clinical pharmacy practice

U.S. citizenship or permanent residency

Completion of an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. Degree program

Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program

Participation in the ASHP Resident Matching Program

Eligibility for Pharmacist Licensure in the State of Texas

Application Requirements

University of Texas (UT) Residency Application

Current curriculum vitae

Three professional letters of recommendation

Official college of pharmacy transcripts

Letter of interest/intent