Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency at University Health

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Isaac J. Perales, PharmD, BCPS

Residency Program Director 
Clinical Specialist, Internal Medicine 
Department of Pharmacotherapy & Pharmacy Services 
University Health 
4502 Medical Drive, MS 102-1 
San Antonio, TX 78229-4493 
Office: (210) 743-8040

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Josie Jacobs, PharmD, BCPS

Residency Program Coordinator 
Clinical Pharmacist, Neurology 
Department of Pharmacotherapy & Pharmacy Services 
University Health 
4502 Medical Drive, MS 102-1 
San Antonio, TX 78229-4493 
Office: (210) 743-3844

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 has operated 639 acute care and specialty beds and 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 and only 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 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program provides a challenging, well-rounded training environment that will expose residents to a variety of acute disease states and clinical practice settings including but not limited to general medicine, oncology medicine, transplant medicine, hospitalist medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, cardiology, neurology and critical care. In addition to direct patient care of hospitalized patients, residents will have opportunities to develop their academic skills by precepting pharmacy students and teaching other learners such as medical students and medical residents. Residents will also demonstrate leadership and practice management skills through completion of an internal medicine research project, committee involvement and protocol development. Graduates of the program are prepared to take clinical pharmacy specialist and faculty positions related to internal medicine.

Research responsibilities include completion of an individual major research project with presentation of results.  Publication of results is highly encouraged.  Residents also participate in internal medicine-related issues of the DUE and P&T Committees.  In addition, residents will provide clinical staffing on medicine units. During scheduled clinical staffing, the resident will have the opportunity to perform comprehensive medication regimen reviews, therapeutic drug monitoring, verify orders and address clinical problems for patients on medicine units.  Academic responsibilities include pharmacy student precepting and lecture, case presentations, regularly scheduled topic 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 internal medicine clinical pharmacy practice

U.S. citizenship or permanent resident

Completion of an ACPE-accredited PharmD Degree program

Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

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