PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency

About Us

Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) is a part of Baylor Scott & White Health and located in downtown Dallas, TX. As the flagship hospital for a 26-hospital health system, our institution is an integral part of driving change within the system. BUMC is a designated Level 1 Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Chest Pain Center and ECMO Center of Excellence with a state-of-the-art 85-bed emergency department that averages over 100,000 visits per year.

The PGY2 Emergency Medicine resident functions as an integral member of the Emergency Medicine team in order to acquire practical clinical experience. The purpose of this program is to develop confident, wellrounded emergency medicine clinicians prepared to serve as leaders in clinical service, research, and teaching.

The PGY2 Emergency Medicine program was initiated in July 2021 and is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). We currently accept one resident each year.


Baylor University Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Chest Pain Center, and Transplant Center located in downtown Dallas serving over 300,000 patients per year. BUMC was founded in 1903 and continues today as a not-for-profit hospital devoted to serving everyone through exemplary healthcare, education, research, and community service. BUMC’s charity care and community-based programs help meet the needs of underrepresented and uninsured Texans.

The BUMC Emergency Department (ED) is a state-of-the-art 85 bed facility staffed by the best and brightest emergency services personnel in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. The BUMC ED averages over 100,000 visits per year. Patient acuity is high as demonstrated by a 26.6% admission rate with a 4.3% critical care rate.

Required Rotations (10 months, blocks of 4-5 weeks each):

  • Orientation
  • Adult Emergency Medicine (4 blocks)
  • EM: Intro to Triage
  • EM: Intermediate Triage
  • EM: Advanced Triage
  • EM: Advanced Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine: Alternative Experiences
  • Emergency Medicine: Precepting
  • Emergency Medicine: Overnight
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine – Cook Children’s Medical Center (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Medical Toxicology

Critical Care Selective Rotation (1 month, 4-5 weeks):

  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care
  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Surgical-Trauma Intensive Care
  • Neurosurgical Intensive Care

Elective Rotations (1 month, 4-5 weeks):

  • Infectious Disease
  • Transplant
  • May select any other critical care selective rotation
  • May repeat pediatric emergency medicine rotation based on availability

Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Major Research Project
  • Leadership & Medication Safety
  • Staffing
  • Teaching: didactic & precepting
  • Toxicology Rounds

Residents have the opportunity to provide multidisciplinary teaching in a variety of platforms including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Emergency Medicine Resident Conference
  • Emergency Medicine Nursing Residency Orientation
  • Emergency Medicine Providers Meeting
  • University of North Texas Integrated Pharmacotherapy of Critical Care and Toxicology Course

Residents are required to provide a 45-minute ACPE accredited CE to the pharmacy department.

Residents will have the opportunity to mentor and precept PGY1 residents or pharmacy students at least once during the residency year.

The EM PGY2 resident will serve in a lead role to develop and complete an original research project. The project will be presented as a platform presentation at ALCALDE Southwest Leadership Conference in the spring of each year. A written manuscript is required to be submitted to the program director prior to completion of the program and is highly encouraged to be submitted for publication.

Other projects include, but are not limited to:

  • A policy or guideline review or development
  • A medication-use evaluation or quality improvement project


The resident will participate in longitudinal staffing approximately every third weekend in the emergency medicine/internal medicine evening clinical shift. The resident will also staff one major holiday in the emergency department.

On-Call Program:

The resident will serve as a remote Manager On-Call to review and respond to daytime and evening requests for non-formulary and high cost medications. The resident will participate in this program in one-week intervals approximately every 6-7 weeks.


The EM PGY2 resident will participate in select hospital and emergency medicine committees throughout the year. This may include participation in the following:

  • Drug Shortage Committee
  • Code Blue Committee
  • Pediatrics Committee
  • Stroke Steering Committee
  • Pharmacy Residency Committees (e.g. Wellness, Research, Seminar, Preceptor Development)
  • Others based on resident’s interest


Salary and Benefits

Pharmacy residents are classified as full-time employees of Baylor Scott and White Health. A selection of benefits provided include the following:

  • Salary is approximately $57,000 for PGY2 residents.
  • The benefits package includes, health, dental, life insurance, and staff discounts.
  • Residents accrue 15 days of paid time off (PTO), which includes vacation, holiday, sick leave, and professional leave beyond that sponsored by the program.
  • Residents are allotted professional leave and travel expenses for attendance at professional seminars and meetings such as the ASHP Clinical Mid-Year Meeting and the Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists Annual Meeting
  • Free parking, discounted bus passes and a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) rail station on campus
  • Access to Baylor Health Sciences Library and electronic references
  • Dedicated office space and computer

How to Apply

Applications, transcripts and other supporting application materials are to be submitted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

Deadline for application: January 7, 2024

Application Requirements

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Texas licensure. Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is required.

Applicants must also submit:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Three ASHP Recommendation Forms, with preferably at least one completed by an emergency medicine preceptor
  • Official College Transcript

ASHP Midyear PPS Interviews

We will be participating in the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting Personal Placement Service (PPS). Please see our listing in PPS for more information.

Preceptors and Current Resident

Contact our Team

Victoria Turner McMahon, PharmD
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident
Email: Victoria.McMahon@BSWHealth.org

Katie Weigartz, PharmD, BCPS
PGY2 Residency Program Director- Emergency Medicine
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Email: Katherine.Weigartz@BSWHealth.org



Department of Pharmacy
Baylor University Medical Center
3500 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246

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