Post-Pharm.D. Education and Training

Post Pharm.D. Education & Training

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


Debra Lopez, Pharm.D., CDE, BCACP
The University of Texas at Austin
Health Outcomes &
Pharmacy Practice Division
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA
(512) 232-7832

Austin, Texas

1 year

July 1


  • Pharm.D. degree from ACPE-accredited institution
  • Texas licensure by September 1
  • Pharmacy practice residency
  • Professional competence, interpersonal communication skills, public communication skills, and clinical practice interests

Competitive salary plus an attractive benefits package.

The PGY-2 ASHP accredited Ambulatory Care Residency is conducted in conjunction between the University of Texas, College of Pharmacy, Blackstock Family Practice/UT Southwestern and the CommUnityCare Health Centers.  It is a comprehensive, individualized, post-doctoral clinical pharmacy program designed to provide extensive training in ambulatory care. Blackstock Family Practice serves as a major teaching site for UT Southwestern family medicine residents, pharmacy residents and Doctor of Pharmacy students from the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.
The goal of this ambulatory care residency program is to enable the resident to deliver state-of-the-art clinical pharmacy services to ambulatory care patients. The skills required to deliver such a high caliber of pharmaceutical care will be developed through supervised, direct patient care in general pharmacy clinics that encompass several disease states including diabetes, dyslipidemia, anticoagulation, hepatitis C and hypertension. The pharmacy resident will be an integral component of the health care team at Blackstock Family Practice and the CommUnityCare Health Centers. The residency training will also develop the resident's teaching effectiveness and research skills. In addition to actively participating in various pharmacist-managed clinics, resident responsibilities include; supervision of Pharm.D. students on clinical rotations, presentation of lectures and in-service conferences, informal teaching of medical students and residents, teaching of pharmacists and completion of a residency project suitable for presentation and publication.

Upon completion of training, the resident will have the ability to develop new clinical practice sites with an academic appointment (if desired). Previous residents have been competitive and successful in environments including full-time primary care clinical specialists, and half-time academic/half-time primary care clinical specialists.

Additionally, provided through the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and Blackstock Family Practice, are free copying services, travel to professional meetings, and professional assistance with computer and poster presentation preparation.  Residents are appointed with the College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin.

Former residents and their current position
Residency Year Resident Job
2011-2012 Delaney Ivy Clinical Assistant Professor, Texas A&M
2010-2011 Robin Koffarnus Clinical Assistant Professor, Auburn University
2009-2010 Jessica Bellone Clinical Assistant Professor, Auburn University
2008-2009 Heather Kreutz Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Colorado
2007-2008 Emily Flores Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Eastern Tennesse State University
2006-2007 Jason Jokerst Clinical Pharmacist, City of Austin Rosewood-Zaragosa Community Health Center
2005-2006 Margie Perez-Padilla Clinical Practitioner of Clinical Services/Research Assistant
2004-2005 Kristina Klein-Bradham Clinical Pharmacist, City of Austin, South Austin Community Health Center
2003-2004 Mary Ann Ramirez Regional Medical Liaison - Cardiology, Sanofi-Aventis US Medical Affair


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.

Last Reviewed: November 19, 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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