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Residency & Fellowship

PGY2 HIV Ambulatory Care-Clinical Pharmacogenetics Residency Program

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. CST January 9, 2017

The University of Houston College of Pharmacy offers a 12-month PGY2 HIV Ambulatory Care/Clinical Pharmacogenetics Residency in the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the world’s largest medical center with more than 46 separate healthcare institutions. The primary practice sites are Therapeutic Concepts Inc. and the Retrovirology Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital, with elective opportunities at a number of TMC institutions.

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Through required and elective rotations, the residency program is designed to produce specialized practitioners in HIV Ambulatory Care/Clinical Pharmacy with an invaluable skill set in Clinical Pharmacogenetics in a variety of different practice and population settings.

The clinical experience coupled with didactic training in both HIV and pharmacogenetics will equip the resident with an enhanced knowledge and capability of optimizing treatment outcomes for various HIV patient populations with complex comorbidities.

In addition, the resident will become an integral part of the Houston Infectious Disease Network (HIDN), interacting with a number of I.D. pharmacy clinicians and educators within the TMC.  

Professional Experience

Required: Total 11 months

  • Ambulatory Care HIV Disease State Management (10 months)
    • Therapeutic Concepts (adult HIV population)  
    • Retrovirology Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital (infant/pediatric/adolescent HIV population)
  • Academia/Research rotation at UHCOP (1 month)

Electives: Total 1 month

  • Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital: Global Health HIV Pharmacy/Education elective rotation through the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) program
  • Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center: General Floor Infectious Diseases Consult Service
  • Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center: Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center: Clinical Microbiology Laboratory or infection control
  • Houston Methodist Hospital: General Infectious Diseases
  • Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center: Psychiatry, Critical Care, Nutrition Support
  • UHCOP Anti-Infective Research Laboratories (Microbiology/Infection Control)
  • Infectious Diseases research at UHCOP
  • Additional rotations at primary sites, including general medicine, oncology, critical care, and other infectious diseases options within the TMC

About the Sites

Therapeutic Concepts Inc. is one of the largest HIV private outpatient practices in the U.S., providing care to more than 3,500 HIV-infected patients. The clinic’s focus is to optimize patient treatment outcomes not only in HIV, but also in those patients who are co-infected with chronic infectious diseases, such as hepatitis C. Therapeutic Concepts recently became one of the primary clinical sites for the Cure-C-Consortium within the Houston area.

The Retrovirology Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive primary and specialty medical care and social services to HIV-infected and -exposed infants, children and adolescents. With programs in Houston, Romania, Mexico and Africa, the clinic participates in the education of U.S. and foreign health professionals and in clinical research in pediatric AIDS.

Meet the Preceptor

Rustin D. Crutchley, Pharm.D., AAHIVP                                                              
Clinical Associate Professor, UHCOP

Rustin D. Crutchley graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at The University of Texas-Tyler and a PGY2 HIV Specialty residency at SUNY-Buffalo. He has been a HIV Clinical Pharmacist for more than eight years and serves as the primary preceptor for the longitudinal HIV Pharmacy rotation at both Therapeutic Concepts and the Retrovirology Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Teaching Experiences

The resident earns an appointment as a clinical instructor at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. Teaching opportunities include:

  • Therapeutics Skills lab for Pharmacy students one-half day per week during the Fall                         
  • Co-precepting Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience students and PGY1 residents on rotations                 
  • Didactic lecturing at UHCOP (Therapeutics + Pharmacogenetics and Personalized Medicine Elective)                                 
  • Teaching Certificate Program

Writing Experiences

The resident with the assistance of the Residency Program Director Dr. Crutchley will have the opportunity for manuscript, policy and grant writing. Numerous opportunities exist for publications based on the resident’s interest. This residency program emphasizes a strong academia component to give the resident an excellent background/experience for pursuing a future career in HIV academia. 

Application Process

The prospective trainee must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and PGY1 pharmacy practice residency from an ASHP-accredited program or equivalent experience. A pharmacy licensure is required in the state of Texas. A curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and three letters of reference must be submitted to Rustin Crutchley, Pharm.D., AAHIVP, by 5:00 PM CST January 9, 2017.

Contact:

Rustin Crutchley, PharmD, AAHIVP
Clinical Associate Professor
PGY-2 HIV Ambulatory Care/Clinical Pharmacogenetics Residency Program Director
Texas Medical Center Campus
1441 Moursund Street, Room 310
Houston, TX 77030

rdcrutchley@uh.edu
832-842-8379 (phone)
832-842-8383 (fax)