Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at University Health

Kristi Traugott

Kristi Traugott, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Residency Program Director  
Lead Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases  
Department of Pharmacotherapy & Pharmacy Services  
University Health  
4502 Medical Drive, MS 102-1  
San Antonio, TX 78229-4493  
Office: (210) 358-0421

Dr. Emily Kirkpatrick

Emily Kirkpatrick, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHIVP

Residency Program Coordinator 
Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases 
Department of Pharmacotherapy & Pharmacy Services 
University Health 
4502 Medical Drive, MS 102-1 
San Antonio, TX 78229-4493

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. It is home to the premier Level 1 Trauma Center for adults and the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in South Texas, serving a 22 county region.  Since 2001, University Hospital, the health system’s flagship institution which operates 639 acute care and specialty beds, has been consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report 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.

The University Health PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program provides a challenging, well-rounded training environment including a variety of infectious diseases states seen in a variety of clinical areas, including but not limited to, general medicine and surgery, surgical/trauma ICU, neuroscience ICU, medicine ICU, oncology, HIV, emergency medicine, and cardiology/cardiothoracic surgery.  Rotations include Microbiology Laboratory, ID consults, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Inpatient HIV Medicine, with additional electives to include but not limited to HIV/HCV/CF clinic, BMT, Solid Organ Transplant and multiple ICU opportunities.  

Residents will have opportunities to care for adult and pediatric patients and teach and precept pharmacy students.  In addition, residents will demonstrate leadership and practice management skills and complete an infectious diseases research project.

Research responsibilities include completion of an individual major research project with presentation of results.  Publication of results is highly encouraged.  Residents also participate in infectious diseases-related issues of the DUE and P&T Committees and conduct an infectious diseases-related DUE.  In addition, residents provide clinical staffing for the UH Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.  Academic responsibilities include pharmacy student precepting and lecture, case presentations, weekly antimicrobials discussion/journal club, attendance and presentation at pharmacotherapy rounds and pharmacotherapy seminar.  Additionally, residents will have opportunities to evaluate their self-growth throughout residency.

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

1 position

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 infectious diseases 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