Family Medicine at UTEP/UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program – El Paso

UTEP/UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program in collaboration with:
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Texas Tech Health Science Center at El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine


Amanda M. Loya, PharmD
UTEP/UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968

For more information on residency experiences, sites, preceptors, and current residents, visit residency program information at:

El Paso, TX

1 year

early – mid July (negotiable based on end date of PGY1 residency program)


  • PharmD degree from ACPE-accredited institution
  • Completion of PGY1 pharmacy practice residency program
  • Texas licensure by September 1
  • Applicants with Spanish language skills or desire to improve these skills are encouraged to apply

Competitive salary with fringe/benefits and travel allowance

The purpose of this pharmacy residency program is to prepare practitioners and leaders who can optimize medication therapy and promote health, wellness, and disease prevention while serving culturally diverse populations in family medicine settings that provide continuing, comprehensive care to patients representing the entire life spectrum.

Residents will gain experience caring for diverse patient populations in a variety of family medicine settings, including an acute care hospital, a primary care clinic, and a long-term care facility.   Additionally, residents will be immersed in a primarily Spanish-speaking community, with opportunities for experience in patient and health professional education, interdisciplinary team leadership, writing, and public health topics.


The mission of this PGY2 residency program is to prepare residents to:

  • Ensure optimal patient outcomes by applying specialized therapeutic knowledge, experience and judgment to pharmacotherapeutic management in family medicine settings
  • Apply evidence-based therapeutic guidelines, emerging technologies, and relevant legal/social/ethical/cultural principles to patient care
  • Develop and expand clinical pharmacy services in family medicine settings
  • Serve as a drug information resource for safe, appropriate, and cost-effective medication use
  • Engage in the educational development of current and future healthcare professionals
  • Contribute to the generation of new knowledge that advances health and quality of life by participating in the evaluation of practice-based research questions or clinical pharmacy outcomes
  • Practice independently or in consultation/collaboration with other health professionals
  • Navigate in a culturally and linguistically diverse patient population
  • Problem-solve and address the challenges of the present and evolving roles of our profession through participation in professional organizations

Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences:
Acute Care Family Medicine, Primary Care/Practice Management, Long-term Care Family Medicine, Scholarship, Teaching (Academic Pharmacy Practice), Cultural Competency, Professionalism

Elective Opportunities:
HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Pediatrics, Maternal Health, and others available based on resident interest and preceptor availability

Positions residents should be able to obtain post-residency:
Residency graduates should be able to obtain a position as a clinical pharmacy specialist or clinical faculty member in family medicine or other acute or primary healthcare settings. Graduates may pursue credentials such as board certification in pharmacotherapy (BCPS), among others.

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 the “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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