The program objective is to provide the resident with a challenging, well-rounded training experience. Program emphasis will be in developing clinical and administrative skill sets and medication safety leadership.
Residents will gain experience caring for diverse patient populations in a variety of inpatient medicine settings (i.e. emergency medicine, critical care, infectious disease). To further diversify patient care skills across the life-spectrum and practice settings, residents will also gain experience in ambulatory care and pediatrics.
University Medical Center of El Paso is the region’s only community-owned hospital and healthcare system providing Level 1 Trauma services over a 280-mile radius, reaching into West Texas and Southern New Mexico. Affiliation is maintained with the University of Texas at El Paso School of Pharmacy and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of El Paso. UMC is the region’s only Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive and Level I Stroke Center. Services include: Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, General Surgery, Advanced Endoscopy, Maternal/Infant, Intensive Care Units: Trauma, Surgical, Medical, Cardiovascular, Neuroscience and an Emergency Department with over 60,000 annual patient visits.
Required Rotational Learning Experiences: Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, Ambulatory Care
Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences: Pharmacy Practice (staffing), Pharmacy Administration, Scholarship
Electives: Teaching Certificate Program (longitudinal), Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Toxicology
Letter of Intent describing interest in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
About University Medical Center of El Paso/UTEP School of Pharmacy
UTEP PHARMACY: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) School of Pharmacy (www.utep.edu/pharmacy/) continues transitioning from a cooperative pharmacy program with The University of Texas at Austin to a stand-alone School of Pharmacy at UTEP. The mission of the School of Pharmacy is to “bridge borders for access and excellence by transforming pharmacy education, patient care, community service, research and leadership to benefit a 21st century demographic.” UTEP’s School of Pharmacy will be a pioneer for excellence in pharmacy education for “Innovation, Diversity, Engagement, Access, and Leadership (IDEAL).” The School of Pharmacy recruits students from the El Paso and Southwest region in larger numbers than were possible in the earlier cooperative program. The school was granted “Candidate” status in June 2018 by ACPE, and its second class matriculated in the fall of 2018. ABOUT UTEP & EL PASO: The University of Texas at El Paso is a national research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region, committed to the ideals of access and excellence. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students – about 80 percent of them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university i...n the nation with a majority Mexican-American student body. The city’s border location makes it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce. The region’s center for intellectual capital, UTEP has awarded about 130,000 degrees since its founding in 1914. UTEP is one of the major economic engines in the Paso del Norte region, adding $1.4 billion to the local economy annually. The University also is credited for creating an estimated 26,499 new jobs, according to a January 2015 report by Economic Modeling Specialists International.El Paso’s active arts and culture community features the state’s longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, museums, and a full schedule of seasonal events and festivals. UTEP adds to the arts and entertainment scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum. For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I-A college athletics at several campus venues: the Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center, Kidd Field, University Field and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Southwest University Park, located a mile away in lively downtown El Paso, is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.