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
Bill Klein, R.Ph.
Bill Klein is currently employed by the Cooperative Pharmacy Program - University of Texas at El Paso/Austin as Assistant Director. Mr. Klein joined the Cooperative Pharmacy Program - University of Texas at El Paso/Austin in January 2000. He coordinates student activities of Pharmacy Programs including recruitment of pharmacy scholars, advising pre pharmacy undergraduate students at UTEP, and serving as the El Paso Regional Director, a position he has held since 1996.
Prior to joining the Cooperative Pharmacy Program, he served as the Director of Pharmacy Services at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas from 1974 to 1999. Before arriving in El Paso, Mr. Klein served a tour of duty in the U.S. Army obtaining the rank of Captain and serving as the Chief of Pharmacy Services at Valley Forge General Hospital in Phoenixville, Pa.
Mr. Klein received his B.S. in Pharmacy from Louisiana University - Monroe and completed an ASHP Residency in Hospital Pharmacy at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth, TX.
Mr. Klein is a two time Past President of the El Paso Society of Hospital Pharmacists and served the Texas Society of Hospital Pharmacists as Director at Large. He has also served as Vice President of the El Paso Pharmacy Association in 2001 and is a two term member of the Board of Directors of the EPPA.
Clinical Practice Coordinator:
Robert T. Reilly, Pharm.D.
Dr. Reilly is the Associate Director of Pharmacy, Clinical Services for Thomason Hospital in El Paso, Texas. Dr. Reilly coordinates the existing clinical services and supervises the pharmacy personnel assigned to clinical activities at Thomason Hospital. Dr. Reilly began his employment with Thomason Hospital in 1984 as a clinical pharmacist, was promoted to Inpatient Supervisor in 1985, and promoted to his current position in 1986.
Dr. Reilly has been the clinical coordinator of the El Paso Regional Internship Program since June 1998.
Dr. Reilly received his B.S. in Pharmacy from Idaho State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Utah. He completed a residency in Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Utah Medical Center.
Dr. Reilly is a member of the Drug Use Review Board for the Texas Department of Human Services and he also serves as a member of the Drug Surveillance Network of the Pharmacoepidemiology Research Center, Millard Filmore Hospital in Buffalo, NY.
Dr. Reilly is a member of the American Pharmaceutical Association, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the El Paso Area Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Reilly served as President of the El Paso Area of Health-System Pharmacists in 1990.
Advanced Community Practice:
John Rudder is currently the Pharmacy Manager for Albertsons #932 in El Paso, Texas. Mr. Rudder joined Albertsons in 1992. Before joining Albertsons in 1992, Mr. Rudder was a staff pharmacist and Pharmacist-in-charge for the Walgreens Company since 1984.
Mr. Rudder has been the Community Coordinator for the El Paso Region since 1992.
Mr. Rudder received his B. S. in Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin and is a third generation Pharmacist. John's father is a practicing pharmacist in Brady, Texas.
John is a member of the Texas Pharmacy Association and the El Paso Pharmacy Association. He is a past President of the El Paso Pharmacy Association. John received the Texas Pharmacy Association's Outstanding Local Association Officer in 2000.
Advanced Hospital Practice:
Dr. Kim Ho is the Pharmacy Clinical Specialist at the Veterans Affairs Health Care System in El Paso, Texas. Dr. Ho has been with the VAHCC since 1999. Prior to joining the VAHCC, Dr. Ho was the Clinical Coordinator for Pharmacy Services at Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, Texas having been promoted from Clinical Staff Pharmacist.
Dr. Kim Ho has been the Institutional Coordinator for the El Paso Region since 2001.
Dr. Ho received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her B.S degree from the University of Saigon, Vietnam.
In 2001, Dr. Ho received her Board Certification as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist.
Dr. Ho is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the El Paso Area of Health-System Pharmacists
Most rotations are within the city limits of El Paso. Some rotations in ambulatory care may utilize community health centers located in smaller communities located in El Paso County.
El Paso Informational Websites City of El Paso http://www.ci.el-paso.tx.us Visitors and Convention Bureau http://www.elpasocvb.com El Paso Chamber of Commerce http://www.elpaso.org El Paso Times http://elpasotimes.com
El Paso Arts and Entertainment Activities
El Paso Museum of History http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org El Paso Opera Company http://www.epopera.org El Pro-Musica http://www.elpasopromusica.org El Paso Symphony Orchestra http://www.epso.org
Winter Sports - Skiing.
The community of Ruidoso New Mexico is located 120 miles Northeast El Paso and offers excellent skiing and snow boarding facilities at Ski Apache.
Carlsbad Caverns is located 120 miles east of El Paso and offers excellent cave exploration for the tourist or novice.
The Gila Wilderness located in New Mexico spans 790,000 acres of primitive wilderness and contains 1490 miles of trails for hiking and outdoor activities.
White Sands National Park located 50 miles from El Paso is one of the world's great wonders, 275 square miles of gypsum dunes.
El Paso sister city, Cuidad Juarez, offers students the opportunity to a diverse learning experience about the culture and heritage of our southern neighbor.
Community Pharmacy - Independent
Community Pharmacy - Chain Store
Ambulatory Care - Community Healthcare Centers/Clinics
Chain Store Management
Critical Care Medicine
Drug Information/Poison Control Center
Hematology/Oncology (adult and pediatric)
Infectious Disease (adult and pediatric)
El Paso Region Requirements
|Albertson's SavOn Pharmacy||http://www.Savon.com|
|Del Sol Medical Center||http://www.delsolmedicalcenter.com|
|El Paso Psychiatric Center||http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mhhospitals/ElPasoPC/default.shtm|
|Hospice of El Paso||http://www.hospiceelpaso.org|
|Las Palmas Medical Center||http://www.laspalmashealth.com|
|Providence Memorial Hospital||http://www.sphn.com|
|Rio Vista Rehabilitation Hospital||http://www.sphn.com|
|Sam's Club Pharmacies||http://www.samsclub.com|
|Sierra Medical Hospital||http://www.sphn.com|
|Texas Tech Health Science Center-El Paso|
|Thomason Cares Clinic||http://www.thomasoncares.org|
|William Beaumont Army Medical Center||http://www.wbamc.amedd.army.mil/|
The majority of institutional healthcare providers and the UTEP College of Health Science are located in West El Paso. Students assigned to El Paso have experienced convenience and satisfaction by choosing temporary housing in West El Paso.
Apartment Facilities Available in El Paso can be found at:
Currently, the most popular apartment location is:
Colinas Del Sol
945 South Mesa Hills Drive
El Paso, TX 7991
All group meetings, journal club, grand rounds, and faculty offices are located
in the Stanton Building on the College of Health Science at the University of
Texas at El Paso.
Student Fees paid to UT-Austin are transferred to UT-El Paso and student interns have access to all student facilities on the campus of UT - El Paso including:
- Student Health Center
- Swimming and Fitness Center
- Student Center
For more Information http://www.utep.edu
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
2409 University Ave.
Austin, TX, USA
Email Address: pharmacy