Post-Pharm.D. Education and Training

Post Pharm.D. Education & Training

Community Pharmacy Practice (PGY1)
University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) / UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program

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Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc.
Centro San Vicente

Margie E. Padilla, PharmD, CDE
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

El Paso, Texas

1 year

July 1

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

Competitive with fringe/benefits and excellent travel allowance

The purpose of this residency program is to prepare practitioners who can advance patient care and collaborative practice models serving culturally diverse populations in community and ambulatory healthcare settings.

Residents gain experience through immersion in a primarily Spanish-speaking community, patient and health professional education, interdisciplinary team leadership, and public health topics.

The mission of this program is to prepare residents to be pharmacy leaders who can:

  • Develop and expand community pharmacy-and ambulatory care-based clinical services

  • Provide community pharmacy administration and management expertise

  • Be a drug information resource for safe and appropriate medication use

  • Engage in the educational development of current and future healthcare 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

  • Be advocates for the health of the community

We expect for pharmacy residents completing this experience to have a broad understanding of how to provide pharmaceutical care in community pharmacy and ambulatory healthcare settings serving a diverse patient population. The resident will gain clinical, administrative, distributive, research, teaching, and drug information skills in community pharmacy practice from the pharmacy department to primary care clinics. In addition, the resident will perform at the highest ethical, moral, and legal standards and is expected to be a role model and leader within the pharmacy community. Compassion, dignity, and respect for the patient's cultural, religious, and racial/ethnic backgrounds make up the cornerstone of this residency.

Positions residents should be able to obtain post-residency:
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 at a PGY2 residency, or to pursue a clinical faculty position based in an outpatient healthcare setting.

Previous Residents 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 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.
Last Reviewed: December 4, 2012

College Information

Mailing Address:
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmacy


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