Pharmacy Residency Programs
Virtually Connect with Our Current Residents
We invite you to attend these informal Q&A sessions via Zoom to meet directly with our current residents and ask questions regarding the experience.
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday starting December 1 through December 17 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. CST
What: Informal 1-hour Q&A sessions with current residents
Meeting ID: 991 8074 5738
What Our Residents Say
Zach Stephens, Pharm.D.
Which learning experience has been your favorite so far, or which one are you looking forward to?
So far, internal medicine has been my favorite rotation because of the interaction with medical residents. I think that being on an internal medicine team with these individuals really helps both of our professions come together to learn and collaborate on patient care. There are going to be more internal medicine blocks in the future that I am also excited for as I will be taking students with me, which is another great time to both learn and teach.
What do you like the most about your facility?
The best part about the Lubbock campus and University Medical Center is that they work as separate entities entirely and so you get to go between them and really bring them together as a pharmacy resident. The actual hospital itself is also very nice and has a good amount of fairly new and state of the art facilities. I also really like the staff here as they are very helpful and the pharmacy staff in particular are always available for questions. They also enjoy teaching and sharing their knowledge which has really come in handy for rotations. It is also really nice to have a residency office that all of the residents sit in because we can all help each other out with things from the convenience of our desks.
What drew you to your current program?
When I originally applied for residency I had one goal in mind of completing a PGY1
and if at the end of it I wanted to continue I would attempt a PGY2 in an area that
I had the most interest in. I then came across pharmacotherapy as a two year program
that not only expanded on a traditional PGY1, but also offered a second year of objectives
that would further expand on a traditional PGY1 and give residents in the program
the ability to expand knowledge in any area of interest. This was very appealing to
me as narrowing to one interest was always something that I felt would limit my abilities
as a pharmacist to gain knowledge in many areas in the future.
Zach Stephens, Pharm.D.
PGY1 Pharmacotherapy Resident