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El Paso 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

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Jacquelyn Navarrete, Pharm.D.
jacquelyn.navarrete@me.com

PHOTOJacquelyn Navarrete is the Regional Director for the El Paso region. She attended the Cooperative Pharmacy Program-University of Texas at El Paso/Austin and graduated in 2009. She completed a PGY-1 in Community Pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. From 2010 to 2013, she worked as Clinical Assistant Professor for the Cooperative Pharmacy Program where she was involved in teaching, research, and writing. At that time she was also the pharmacist-in-charge of the UTEP Student Health Center Pharmacy.

She has been involved in national organizations such as American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and American Colleges of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and actively participated in local organizations such as El Paso Pharmacy Association (EPPA) and El Paso Immunization Coalition (EPIC). She currently serves as the Association Director for EPPA.

In 2013, she was awarded the American Pharmacists Association National Immunization Champion Award Partnership Category for her efforts in providing the Human Papillomavirus vaccine to underinsured and uninsured university students.

Currently she is employed at Target Pharmacy as an Executive Part-time Pharmacist.


REGIONAL COORDINATORS

Clinical Practice Coordinator:
Robert T. Reilly, Pharm.D.
rtreilly4@aol.com


PHOTODr. 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 W. Rudder
jvrudder@msn.com

PHOTOJohn 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:
Tuyen Kim Ho, Pharm.D., BCPS
kim.ho@med.va.gov

PHOTODr. 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


CITIES ENCOMPASSED BY THE REGION

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.



INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE EL PASO REGION

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.
http://www.ruidoso.net
http://ruidosonm.com
http://skiapache.com

Spelunking

Carlsbad Caverns is located 120 miles east of El Paso and offers excellent cave exploration for the tourist or novice.
http://www.nps.gov/
http://www.carlsbad.caverns.national-park.com/info.htm
http://carlsbadcaverns.areaparks.com/

Outdoor Activities

Hiking
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.
http://www.nps.gov/gicl/index.htm
White Sands National Park located 50 miles from El Paso is one of the world's great wonders, 275 square miles of gypsum dunes.
http://www.nps.gov/whsa/


International Culture
El Paso sister city, Cuidad Juarez, offers students the opportunity to a diverse learning experience about the culture and heritage of our southern neighbor.
http://www.citi-guide.com/mexico/index.asp

El Paso


TYPES OF INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE IN THE EL PASO REGION

Adult Medicine
Internal Medicine
Ambulatory Care
Community Pharmacy - Independent
Community Pharmacy - Chain Store
Ambulatory Care - Community Healthcare Centers/Clinics
Cardiology
Chain Store Management
Critical Care Medicine
Drug Information/Poison Control Center
Geriatric
Hematology/Oncology (adult and pediatric)
Home Healthcare
Hospice
Institutional
Infectious Disease (adult and pediatric)
Neonatology
Nephrology
Nuclear Pharmacy
Pain Management
Pediatrics
Psychiatry


El Paso Region Requirements


INTERNSHIP FACILITIES

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
Syncor http://www.cardinal.com/nps
Texas Tech Health Science Center-El Paso
Thomason Hospital http://www.thomasoncares.org/
Thomason Cares Clinic http://www.thomasoncares.org
Walgreens Pharmacies http://www.Walgreens.com
Wal*Mart Pharmacies http://www.Walmart.com
William Beaumont Army Medical Center http://www.wbamc.amedd.army.mil/

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING WHERE TO LIVE

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:

http://el-paso.apartmentguide.com/

Currently, the most popular apartment location is:

Colinas Del Sol
945 South Mesa Hills Drive
El Paso, TX 7991


BASE CAMPUS

BASE CAMPUS

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.

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AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES ON AFFILIATED CAMPUS

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
- Library
- Student Center

For more Information http://www.utep.edu

El Paso

 


Last Reviewed: April 8, 2014

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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