Description: The University of Texas at El Paso School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, offers an ASHP-accredited Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacotherapy Residency. The residency program is designed to produce pharmacy leaders and practice innovators who can advance patient care and educational opportunities in a variety of family medicine and other practice settings while serving culturally diverse populations representing the entire life spectrum. Residents will gain experience caring for diverse patient populations in a variety of patient care settings, with an emphasis in family medicine. Additionally, this program has an emphasis in academia with ample opportunities for gaining teaching and research experience.
Electives: Academic Leadership/Administration, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Maternal Health, Oncology (Adult or Pediatrics), Psychology, Toxicology, others based on availability. Residents will receive appointments as clinical faculty and receive a teaching certificate upon completion of the program.
This residency program is affiliated with 2 academic institutions (UT El Paso and Texas Tech Health Science Center El Paso) and acute-care, primary care, and long-term care practice sites. El Paso is located in the westernmost point of Texas sharing its borders with New Mexico and Juarez, Mexico. Known as the "Sun City", El Paso enjoys 300+ days of sun every year while boasting desert mountains, expansive sunsets, and a rich Hispanic culture.
Required Rotational Learning Experiences: Inpatient Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Practice Management.
Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences: Primary Care, Long-term Care Family Medicine, Scholarship, Teaching, Professionalism/Leadership.
Benefits: Health insurance/disability/retirement, sick leave, 20 days paid vacation/holidays, travel allowance, Spanish tutoring, lab coat/business cards, no staffing
About The University of Texas at El Paso School of Pharmacy
The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 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% of them Hispanic and more than 50% the first generation in their families to attend college.
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 133,000 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.
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 d...ance 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: 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, and the El Paso Locomotive, a professional soccer team founded in 2019.
University Medical Center of El Paso serves as the only Level 1 Trauma Center within a 280-mile radius and is the primary teaching institution for Texas Tech University’s Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. As such, the University Medical Center of El Paso/Texas Tech campus is the only academic healthcare setting in far West Texas and Southern New Mexico. Affiliation is also maintained with the University of Texas – El Paso School of Pharmacy. Our regional influence includes accreditation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and a Comprehensive Chest Pain Center, as well as a Regional Referral Center for high-risk pregnant women; the West Texas Regional Poison Center; and Gastrointestinal Disorders Center.