Community Pharmacy Practice – El Paso

University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) / UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program

For more information on sites, preceptors, and current residents, visit www.utep.edu/pharmacy – Residency

SITES:
Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc.

CONTACT:
Jeri J. Sias, PharmD, MPH

Residency Program Director

Community Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY1)
UTEP/UT-Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program

US Postal Address: 500 W. University Dr, El Paso, TX 79968
Physical Address: 1101 N. Campbell, Rm 702, El Paso, TX 79902

Phone: 915-747-8519
Fax: 915-747-8521
E-mail: jjsias@utep.edu


PURPOSE: The purpose of this residency program is to cultivate practitioners, innovators, leaders, and mentors who have the genuine desire to serve culturally diverse populations and advance patient care through team-based practice models in community pharmacy and ambulatory healthcare settings.


EXPERIENCES: Residents gain experience in a primarily Spanish-speaking community through direct patient care, pharmacy management, patient and health professional education, interdisciplinary team leadership, writing, and public health.


AT THE END OF THE PROGRAM, residents will be prepared to:

  • Navigate and adapt to a culturally and linguistically diverse patient population who often face socioeconomic challenges
  • Develop and expand innovative community pharmacy- and ambulatory care-based clinical services
  • Provide community pharmacy administration, staffing, and management expertise
  • Be a drug information and distribution resource for safe and appropriate medication use
  • Engage in the educational development of current and future healthcare professionals
  • Problem-solve and address the challenges of the present and evolving roles of our profession through participation in professional organizations

LOCATION:
El Paso, Texas


LENGTH OF RESIDENCY:
1 year


START DATE:
July 1


REQUIREMENTS:
Entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy degree
Texas licensure eligibility
Applicants with or desire to improve Spanish language skills are encouraged to apply


STIPEND:
Competitive with fringe/benefits and excellent travel allowance


RESIDENCY GRADUATES SHOULD BE ABLE: to obtain a position as a clinical pharmacist or pharmacy manager in a community or ambulatory healthcare setting, to continue education in a PGY2 residency, or to pursue a clinical faculty position based in an outpatient healthcare setting.


PREVIOUS RESIDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 

Drug Information Residency (PGY2)
Clinical Assistant Faculty Positions
Clinical Pharmacist-Community Health Centers, Military Hospitals, VA Institutions
Chain Store Pharmacy Manager
Clinical Pharmacist-Korea
Staff/Clinical Pharmacist Shared Position
Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
Board Certification in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (BCACP)
Certified Anticoagulation Care Provider (CACP)


EL PASO, TX: El Paso is located in the westernmost point of Texas sharing its borders with New Mexico and the city of Juarez, Mexico. Also known as “Sun City”, El Paso enjoys over 300 days of sun every year while boasting desert mountains, expansive sunsets, and a rich Hispanic culture.  The combined population of this bicultural and international community is approximately 2,000,000.

The University of Texas at El Paso and University of Texas at Austin and its affiliated institutions are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.  Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Security sensitive; background checks, conviction verification, and drug screenings conducted on applicants selected.


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