Rio Grande Valley

Analiza Amaya-Diaz, Pharm.D.Regional Director:

Isidro Ramirez, Jr., Pharm.D., BCPSClinical Practice Coordinator:

Daniel Hernandez, R.Ph.Advanced Community Practice Coordinator:

Gavino Garza, R.Ph.Institutional Coordinator


 CITIES ENCOMPASSED BY THE REGION

Click on the name of the city for information about the area:

Alamo
Brownsville
Donna
Edinburg
Harlingen
La Feria
Laredo
Los Fresnos
McAllen
Mercedes
Mission
Pharr
Port Isabel
San Benito
San Juan
Weslaco

TYPES OF INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE IN THE REGION

  • Adult Medicine
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Academic Teaching Internship
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Institutional
  • Infectious Disease
  • Psychiatry
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Family Practice
  • Infusion Services
  • Endocrine Clinics/Consults
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Nephrology

INTERNSHIP FACILITIES 

The following is not a comprehensive listing of all training sites in the RGV region. With the addition of the Cooperative Pharmacy Program new rotation sites are anticipated, expanding rotation opportunities in the Valley.

  • Proscript Pharmacy
  • Valley Baptist Medical Center
  • Valley Oncology
  • Fry’s Pharmacy
  • Rio Grande Regional Hospital
  • Ridgepoint Medical Pharmacy
  • Walgreen’s Pharmacies
  • Wal-Mart Pharmacies
  • H.E.B. Pharmacies
  • Mission Hospital
  • South Texas Oncology
  • Knapp Medical Center
  • Rio Grande State Center
  • Valley Baptist Medical Home Infusion Therapy
  • Lee’s Pharmacy
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Coop Program
  • Walgreen’s Pharmacies

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING WHERE TO LIVE

Students will likely have rotations in both Harlingen and McAllen, and in other cities in the area. Driving time between the two aforementioned cities is 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic. Student meetings will take place on the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley campus in Edinburg.


BASE CAMPUS/WHERE STUDENTS WILL GATHER FOR MEETINGS

All group meetings, practical examinations and orientations are coordinated through the Cooperative Pharmacy Program at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley campus.


AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES ON AFFILIATED CAMPUS 

An overview of student services available to PharmD students on the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley campus may be found at the following locations: These services include, student health, library access to both libraries at UTRGV and the RAHC facility as well as information about visitor and student parking regulations.


SUMMARY

The RGV program offers a variety of sites and training opportunities for students. The multi-cultural diversity of sites and preceptors is clearly one of the strong points. Another point is the exposure that students are afforded to potential employers in an area where there has been a tremendous amount of growth in population.


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