Cities Encompassed by the Region
Interesting Facts about the Region
Types of Internship Experiences Available in the Region
Things to Consider When Choosing Where to Live
Base Campus/Where Studends will Gather for Meetings
Availability of Services on Affiliated Campus
Dr. Lopez completed her doctor of pharmacy at the University of Texas College of Pharmacy in 1999. She then completed an Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency at Blackstock Family Practice in conjunction with the University of Texas.
Advanced Community Practice Coordinator:
Sharon Rush joined the faculty of the Division of Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice as a Clinical Assistant Professor in July 2010. Her focus is on the Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience in the P3 year where she coordinates the Clinical Skills: Community Care course. She teaches the undergraduate course "Drugs in Our Society" and the signature course "The Savvy Healthcare Consumer". She serves as an advisor for the College's community outreach initiatives, especially Project Collaborate.
Prof. Rush received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree in 1986 from The University of Texas at Austin. She has practiced as a staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager, Central Texas Immunization Coordinator and PGY1 residency preceptor and continues to work regular relief shifts to keep up-to-date.
In her new role as the Austin/Temple/Waco Community APPE Coordinator, Professor Rush wants to help coordinate the transition between the introductory and advanced practice experiences. By enriching the introductory experiences, she hopes to better prepare the students for their APPE rotations so the focus can be on more direct interactions with the patients instead of basic learning.
She is a member of several national, state and local organizations. She was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Texas Pharmacy Association in 2012 and is the current Secretary on the local Capital Area Pharmacy Association board.
Her areas of interest include the clinical and direct patient care aspects of community practice and their impact on improving the health outcomes of her patients. These aspects include Medication Therapy Management, immunizations and health screenings.
Inpatient Coordinator for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences:
As a Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Temple is the Course Coordinator for Introduction to Patient Care and the associated Care and Respect for the Elderly (CARE) Program. Additionally, she is the Hospital and Clinical Coordinator for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences.
Previously, Dr. Temple practiced pharmacy at North Austin Medical Center (NAMC) from 1995 – 2011. Her responsibilities at NAMC focused on implementing and managing clinical pharmacy services. In addition, she facilitated the Medication Safety Group and served as the NAMC representative to the Austin Multi-Institutional Review Board. From 2000-2011, Dr. Temple precepted students on Adult Medicine and Institutional Pharmacy rotations and served the UT College of Pharmacy as the Institutional Coordinator for the Austin/Temple/Waco region.
Dr. Temple completed her B.S. in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 1992, her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Texas in 1994, and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Texas in 1999.
Most rotations are in Austin and Temple but other cities include the following:
Austin is the fastest growing city in the United States and the 16th largest city in the country. It is the 4th most visited city in Texas.
Austin Metropolitan Area 1,716,289
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-mandatory meetings periodically on the last Friday of certain rotations
Austin State Hospital http://www.mhmr.state.tx.us/Hospitals/AustinSH/AustinSH.html
Brackenridge Hospital http://www.seton.net/locations/brackenridge/
Brackenridge Hospital Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
Central Texas Poison Center http://www.sw.org/web/patientsAndVisitors/iwcontent/public/poison/
Central Texas Veterans Administration http://www.centraltexas.va.gov/
Darnall Army Medical Center http://www.hood-meddac.army.mil/default.asp
St. David's Medical Center http://www.stdavidsmc.com/
Darnall Army Hospital
North Austin Medical Center http://www.northaustin.com/
North Austin Medical Center
Scott & White Hospitals and Clinics http://www.sw.org/
Seton Medical Center http://www.seton.net
Seton Central Seton Northwest
South Austin Medical Center http://www.southaustinmc.com/
Veteran's Administration Hospital http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?id=133
The ATW Regional Program utilizes a wide variety sites from of a geographic perspective. Because of the wide geographic distribution of sites and the size of the metropolitan area, students should plan on an average commute of 30-60 minutes to their assigned sites. When choosing temporary housing, students should look for centralized locations with easy freeway access.
All group meetings, practical exams and orientations are held at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy unless otherwise directed.
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The ATW Regional Program offers a variety of sites and training opportunities for students. The diversity of sites and preceptors is clearly one of the strong points of the program making it an excellent choice for experiential rotations.
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
2409 University Ave.
Austin, TX, USA
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