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Dallas / Fort Worth Regional Internship Program
PHOTO Regional Director
Regional Coordinators
Cities Encompassed by the Region
Interesting Facts about the Region
Types of Internship Experiences Available in the Region
Internship Facilities
Things to Consider When Choosing Where to Live
Base Campus/Where Studends will Gather for Meetings
Availability of Services on Affiliated Campus
Summary

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Linda Albrecht, MBA, RPh.
lalbrech@yahoo.com

PHOTO LINDA ALBRECHT received a BS degree in Pharmacy from Auburn University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. She completed a residency in pharmacy practice at Rhode Island Hospital. From 1984 to 1994, Linda was Education Coordinator for the Department of Pharmacy Services at Parkland Health and Hospital System. Currently, Linda serves Instructor and Internship Coordinator in the pharmacy technician training program at Richland College in Dallas, Texas and as a Regional Director of the Dallas/Fort Worth internship program for the University of Texas College of Pharmacy. She also works as a consultant pharmacist in ambulatory surgery centers.

Linda is Past President of the Metroplex Society of Health-System Pharmacists where she has also served as Secretary, Director and Annual Seminar Chairperson. Linda has served the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists as Secretary, Co-Chair for the 1992 and 1995 Annual Seminars, Membership Group Chair, and Awards Group Chair. Since 1998 she has served as Executive Secretary for Alcalde, The Southwest Leadership Conference for Pharmacy Residents, Fellows and Preceptors. Linda was the first recipient of the Pharmacist Recognition Award presented by the Technician Section of TSHP and received the Individual Educational Excellence Award presented by the Texas Pharmacy Association. In May of 2004, she received the NISOD Excellence Award given by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Community College Leadership Program. Linda was inducted as a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Other memberships include the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council and the American Association of Pharmacy Technicians. Linda and her husband Jon, have been married for 25 years and have a 3 daughters, Natalie, Rosemary and Christy. In her spare time, Linda enjoys showing dogs, cross-stitching, walking and attending professional sporting events.


REGIONAL COORDINATORS

Advanced Hospital Practice Coordinator:
Julia Janich, MBA, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
juliajanich@texashealth.org


PHOTO Julia Janich is currently Director of Pharmacy at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano (Texas Health Resources). Prior professional experiences include managerial and educational roles in institutional settings; practice interests include diabetes mellitus, outcomes demonstration, and adult education. Julia received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Ferris State University, her M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington, and her PharmD from the University of Texas at Austin. Professional memberships: ASHP, TSHP, MSHP, AIHP. TSHP appointments: ACPE Coordinator (6/93 - 4/97); Director, R & E Foundation (6/93 - 4/97); regional coordinator for technician certification examination (Spring, 1993); 1992 Annual Seminar program committee. Other activities: Richland Community College Pharmacy Technology Advisory Committee (1993 - 2001), Texas State Board of Pharmacy Internship Task Force (1994-5).


Clinical Practice Coordinator:
James Dunlap

PHOTO James Dunlap received a BS in Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy in 1969.  In 1999 he completed his Pharm.D. degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas and the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.  Dr. Dunlap also holds a Master of Science and Doctorate in Plant Physiology.  James is currently an Inpatient Staff Pharmacist in Internal Medicine at Parkland Health and Hospital System.  Previous professional experiences include surgical intensive care, cardiopulmonary intensive care and investigational drug services. 

Dr. Dunlap is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the American College of Clinical Pharmacists, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Kappa Psi Pharmacy Fraternity.  He serves as National Chair of Pharmacy Forum for Association of Clinical Research Professionals and on the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Institutional Review Board.  He is the author of over 100 scientific journal articles, book chapters, abstracts, proceedings and invited papers.  He has also made numerous poster and platform presentations.

Dr. Dunlap has served as a UT preceptor since 2000, as Institutional Practice Coordinator from 2006 - 2008, and currently as Acute Care Practice Coordinator.  He lives in Irving with his wife Gay.


Advanced Community Practice:
Karen Moody

PHOTOKaren Moody is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she received both a BA in Biology in 1996 and a PharmD in 2000.  Karen has been a staff pharmacist at Las Colinas Pharmacy since her graduation from pharmacy school.  Prior to joining Las Colinas Pharmacy she received training in areas of oncology, compounding, cosmetic formulations and internal medicine.

Karen has been featured in USA Today as well as interviewed by local news stations about various pharmacy issues. 

In addition, she has attended educational seminars in areas specializing in Bio-identical Hormones Replacement, Herbal Medicines, Nutritional Supplementation, Compounding, Veterinary Medicine and Immunizations.

Karen has been a preceptor since 2001, and DFW Community Coordinator since 2011.  She was named Rural Preceptor of the Year Dallas Region for Texas Tech School of Pharmacy in 2004. 

Karen lives in Flower Mound with her husband Scott and her two children Jack and Addison.


CITIES ENCOMPASSED BY THE REGION Most rotations are in Dallas and/or Fort Worth but other cities include the following:


INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE REGION

The Dallas/Ft. Worth Metropolitan area is the largest metro area in the State of Texas and the 9th largest in the United States.

2000 Census
Dallas-Fort Worth - 5,221,801
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria - 4,669,571

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Professional Sports
Dallas Cowboys http://www.dallascowboys.com
Texas Rangers http://www.texasrangers.com
Dallas Stars http://www.dallasstars.com
Dallas Mavericks http://www.dallasmavericks.com
Cultural Activities
Dallas Museum of Art http://www.dm-art.org
The Kimbell Art Museum http://www.kimbellart.org
Amon Carter Museum http://www.cartermuseum.org
Entertainment
Dallas Zoo http://www.dallaszoo.com/
Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History http://www.fwmuseum.org
Ft. Worth Zoo http://www.fortworthzoo.com
Sundance Square http://www.sundancesquare.com
Six Flags Over Texas http://www.sixflags.com
West End http://www.dallaswestend.org
State Fair of Texas http://www.bigtex.com
Other
Dallas Area Rapid Transit http://www.dart.org

TYPES OF INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE IN THE REGION INTERNSHIP FACILITIES

The following is not a comprehensive listing of all training sites in the DFW region.

Accredo Health Group
Baylor All Saints Medical Center http://www.baylorhealth.com/PhysiciansLocations
/AllSaints/Pages/Default.aspx
Baylor All Saints Medical Center City View
Baylor Medical Center- Garland
Baylor Medical Center- Grapevine
Baylor Medical Center- Irving
Baylor Medical Center- Plano
Baylor Medical Center- Waxahatchie
Baylor University Medical Center http://www.baylorhealth.com
Children's Medical Center http://www.childrens.com
Cook Ft.Worth Children's Hospital http://www.cookchildrens.org
Coram Healthcare
CVS Caremark
Texas Health Harris Methodist HEB http://www.texashealth.org
Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth http://www.texashealth.org
John Peter Smith Medical Center http://www.jpshealthnet.org
Mary Kay Cosmetics http://www.marykay.com
Medical City Dallas http://www.medicalcityhospital.com
Medical Center of Plano
ExpressScripts https://www.express-scripts.com/
Methodist Medical Center http://www.mhd.com
Methodist Medical Center Richardson
North Texas Poison Center
Parkland Health & Hospital System http://www.parklandhospital.com/
Pfizer, Inc.
Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas http://www.Presbydallas.org
Texas Health Presbyterian Plano http://www.Presbyplano.org
St. Paul University Medical Center
Texas Health Arlington Memorial
Texas Health Presbyterian Allen
UT Southwestern St. Paul Medical Center http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/patientcare/medicalservices/hospitals/stpaul.html
VA Medical Center http://www.va.gov/
Texas Health Walls Regional http://www.texashealth.org

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING WHERE TO LIVE

The DFW Regional Program utilizes a wide variety of sites from 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 45-60 minutes to their assigned sites. When choosing temporary housing, students should look for centralized locations with easy freeway access. Students should avoid locations on the periphery of the DFW metro area,


BASE CAMPUS/WHERE STUDENTS WILL GATHER FOR MEETINGS
All group meetings, practical exams and orientations are held at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

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AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES ON AFFILIATED CAMPUS

The 43,000 square foot Bryan Williams Student Center is now open. This new center encompasses a state-of-the-art fitness center and provides a sense of community for students and staff.

Student Health The medical records of students assigned to the DFW region are forwarded to the Student Health Center located on the main UTSW site. Students have access to the Student Health Center should their services be required.

Student Housing http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/utsw/home/
facultyadministration/auxiliaryservices/campushousing/
Library http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/library.html


SUMMARY

The DFW 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. Another strong point is the exposure that students are afforded to potential employers in the area. These strong points, along with the cultural and entertainment opportunities in the Dallas / Fort Worth metropolitan area, make the DFW Region an excellent choice for students when choosing a region for their experiential rotations.


Last Reviewed: October 23, 2012

College Information

Mailing Address:
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA
78712-1113

Email Address: pharmacy
@austin.utexas.edu

Phone:
1-512-471-1737

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