Ambulatory Care at CommUnityCare Health Centers – Austin

Residency in Ambulatory Care (PGY2)
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
CommUnityCare Health Centers


Aida A. Garza, PharmD, BCACP, CDEGarza, Aida
Clinical Pharmacist
Associate Pharmacy Director
Pharmacy Residency Program Director in Ambulatory Care
CommUnityCare Federally Qualified Health Centers
North Central
1210 W. Braker Lane
Austin, Texas 78758
Phone: 512-978-9386
Fax: 512-901-9737


Lindsay Vasquez, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDEVasquez
Clinical Pharmacist
Pharmacy Residency Associate Program Director in Ambulatory Care
CommUnityCare Federally Qualified Health Centers
David Powell & North Central clinics
4614 N. IH 35
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: 512-978-8215


Austin, Texas

1 year

July 2nd


  • Pharm.D. degree from ACPE-accredited institution
  • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program
  • Texas licensure by July 1
  • Participation in the ASHP Resident Matching Program
  • Professional competence, interpersonal communication skills, public communication skills, and clinical practice interests

$40,000 (2017-2018) plus an attractive benefits package.


January 9th, 2017 via PHORCAS


The PGY-2 ASHP accredited Ambulatory Care Residency is a collaboration between The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and CommUnityCare Health Centers.  It is a comprehensive, individualized, post-doctoral clinical pharmacy program designed to provide extensive training in ambulatory care. CommUnityCare Health Centers serves as a major teaching site for The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School’s medical students and residents, as well as, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy’s students and residents. The goal of this program is to enable the resident to deliver state-of-the-art clinical pharmacy services in an outpatient setting. The skills required to deliver high caliber pharmaceutical care will be developed through supervised, direct patient care in pharmacist-managed clinics that provide drug therapy management for variety of adult chronic diseases via collaborative practice agreements. The pharmacy resident will be an integral component of the health care team at CommUnityCare Health Centers. The program will also further develop the resident’s teaching effectiveness and research skills. In addition to actively participating in various pharmacist-managed clinics, resident responsibilities include; completion of a residency project suitable for presentation and publication, supervision of Pharm.D. students on clinical rotations, conducting a grand rounds lecture, providing didactic lectures, in-services, and medication education to medical students, residents, health care professionals, and patients.

Upon completion of training, the resident will have the ability to take on a leadership role in pharmacy practice and be able to develop new clinical practices. Previous residents have been successful in a variety of environments include clinical practice, academia, management and pharmaceutical industry.

Additionally, the program provides support to attend professional meetings and conferences, including ASHP Midyear.  The resident also receives a clinical instructor appointment with the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.



Biographies available at



2016-2017 – Jasmine Peterson, Clinical Pharmacist, Kaiser Permanente Georgia

2016-2017 – Catlin Grisham-Takac, Clinical Pharmacist, CommUnityCare Health Centers

2015-2016 – Qian Ya Lensa Zeng, Clinical Pharmacist, San Antonio Military Medical Center

2015-2016 -Germaine Williams, Clinical Pharmacist, San Antonio Military Medical Center

2014-2015 – April Hinds, Clinical Pharmacist, CommUnityCare Health Centers

2014-2015 – Sara Linedecker, Clinical Pharmacist, CommUnityCare Health Centers

2013-2014 – Ralene Showery, Clinical Pharmacist, William Beaumont Army Medical Center

2013-2014 – Lindsay Vasquez, Clinical Pharmacist, CommUnityCare Health Centers

2012-2013 – Nancy Chung, Diabetes Medical Liaison with SANOFI Medical Affairs

2012-2013 – Bryson Duhon, Assistant Dean of Student Success, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

2011-2012 – Delaney Ivy, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy

2010-2011 – Robin Koffarnus, Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

2009-2010 – Jessica Bellone, Associate Professor, Concordian University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

2008-2009 – Heather Kreutz Fremi, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Colorado

2007-2008 – Emily Flores, Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Eastern Tennessee State University

2006-2007 – Jason Jokerst, Clinical Pharmacist, CommUnityCare Health Centers

2005-2006 – Margie Perez-Padilla, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas El Paso

2004-2005 – Kristina Klein-Bradham, Director of Pharmacy, CommUnityCare Health Centers

2003-2004 – Mary Ann Ramirez, Medical Science Liaison, Associate Director, Critical Care/Heart Failure at Novartis


Residency Publications:

  • Linedecker SJ, Barner J, Ridings-Myhra J, Garza A, Lopez D, McIntyre W. Development of a direct observation of procedural skills rubric for fourth-year pharmacy students in ambulatory care rotations. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017 Mar 1; 74(5 supplement 1):S17-S23
  • Hinds A, Lopez D, Rascati K, Jokerst J, Srinivasa M. Adherence to the 2013 Blood Cholesterol Guidelines in Patients with Diabetes at A PCMH. Diabetes Educ. 2016; 42(2):228-233.
  • Chung N, Rascati K, Lopez D, Jokerst J, Garza A. Impact of a Clinical Pharmacy Program on Changes in Hemoglobin A1c, Diabetes-Related Hospitalizations, and Diabetes-Related Emergency Department Visits for Patients with Diabetes in an Underserved Population. J Manag Care Pharm. 2014;20(9):914-919
  • Barner J, Lopez D. Postdischarge interventions by pharmacists and impact on hospital readmission rates. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2012; 52(3):358-362.

 2015-2017 Residency Poster Presentations

  • Grisham-Takac C, Lai P, Srinivasa M, Vasquez L, Rascati K. Correlation Between Antidepressant Dose Optimization and Achievement of Glycemic or Blood Pressure Control
  • Peterson, J, Hinds A, Garza A, Barner J, Hill L, Nguyen M, Hill L, Lai P, Gums T. Impact of Pharmacist/Physician Co-visits at a Primary Care Clinic in Patients with Uncontrolled Diabetes.
  • Zeng Q, Rascati K, Sucic K, Vasquez L, Jokerst J. Optimizing therapy: Pharmacist Involvement Versus Usual in a Heart Failure Population.
  • Williams G, Lai P, Garza, A, Nguyen M, Barner J. Impact of a mental health pharmacist on primary care in a Federally Qualified Health Center.


The University of Texas at Austin and its affiliated institutions are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.



Updated: October 2015

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