PGY2 Residency


Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency Program in Family Medicine

Residency Overview 

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), in collaboration with the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, has developed a Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency Program in Family Medicine.  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 settings while serving culturally diverse populations representing the entire life spectrum.  This residency was established in November 2013 and currently offers one resident position.  Applicants must have completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency program prior to beginning this residency.

PGY2 Residency Program Structure

Required Learning Experiences Type Duration/Sequence
Orientation Concentrated 4-6 weeks; July to mid-August
Acute Care Family Medicine Longitudinal Yearlong; 3-5 half-days per week
Primary Care/Practice Management Longitudinal Yearlong; 2-3 half-days per week
Long-term Care Family Medicine Longitudinal Yearlong; 1-2 days per month
Teaching Longitudinal Yearlong; 1-2 half-days per week
Scholarship Longitudinal Yearlong; 1 half day per week
Culture, Literacy, and Community Health Longitudinal Yearlong
Professionalism Longitudinal Yearlong
Required Learning Experiences Type Duration/Sequence
Potential electives include Infectious Disease (e.g., HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C), Maternal Health, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Other Rotational 1 half day/week, 4-6 weeks; structure/time may vary depending on practice site needs and interest of resident

Experiences: Residents will gain experience caring for diverse patient populations in a variety of family medicine settings, including an acute care hospital, a primary care clinic, and a long-term care facility.  Ample opportunities for gaining teaching and research experience are available.  Additionally, residents will have opportunities for professional growth and development in leadership and cultural competency.

By the end of the program, residents will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills
  • Optimize the outcomes of patients in family medicine through the expert provision of evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications
  • Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training and educational activities for health care professionals, health care professionals in training, and the public
  • Contribute to the body of pharmacotherapy knowledge by participating in the evaluation of practice-based research questions or clinical pharmacy outcomes
  • Demonstrate skills required to function in an academic setting

Download a detailed explanation of the Learning Experiences involved in this Residency here.[RMM1] 

Certifications: Residents will receive the following certifications/training:

1) Residency Learning System workshop through ASHP, and

2) Teaching certificate through the UTEP/UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program

Stipend/Benefits:

$40,000 annual salary + health insurance/disability/retirement, sick leave, 20 days paid vacation, travel allowance, Spanish tutoring, lab coat/business cards, no staffing

 Expectations: The resident will perform at the highest ethical, moral, and legal standards and is expected to be a role model and leader within the pharmacy community.  Compassion, dignity, and respect for the patient’s cultural, religious, and racial/ethnic backgrounds make up the cornerstone of this residency.

RESIDENCY PRACTICE SITE(S) 

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at El Paso, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Learning Experiences: Primary Care/Practice Management, Teaching

The TTUHSC Department of Family and Community Medicine is dedicated to excellence in medical education, research, clinical care, and community service.  The main clinical site for the department is located in Northeast El Paso and is an NCQA-recognized Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).  Regarding clinical education, the department has a fully accredited Family Medicine Residency Program and Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Mission:

  • Medical Education: The departmental medical education programs will be nationally recognized for excellence in teaching the principles of family medicine through innovative curricula that promote critical thinking and lifelong learning skills.
  • Research: The research program will engage in high quality primary care research that improves the health of the community and eliminates disparities in health care.
  • Clinical: The department will meet the needs of the community through the provision of high quality clinical services incorporating innovative models of health care delivery that are evidence-based and culturally sensitive.
  • Community Service: We are committed to active engagement in the community, addressing their needs and advocating on their behalf.

University Medical Center (UMC)

Learning Experiences: Acute Care Family Medicine, Teaching

UMC is a non-profit, community, and academic hospital.  It has 396 beds including a level 1 trauma center ER, and affiliations with the El Paso Children’s Hospital, the El Paso Psychiatric Center, the West Texas Regional Poison Center, and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

Mission:

UMC’s mission is “to enhance the health and wellness of the El Paso community by making high quality, affordable healthcare services accessible to all.  Our tradition of respectful service is enriched by our participation in healthcare-related education, research and innovation.”

Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home

Learning Experiences: Long-term Care Family Medicine, Teaching

The Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home in El Paso provides first-class long-term care for up to 160 residents, including up to 60 Alzheimer’s residents in a separate, secured unit.  Created and operated exclusively for Texas veterans, their spouses and Gold Star parents, the Ambrosio Guillen home offers superior care that is Medicare and Medicaid certified.  The home is named after Medal of Honor recipient, Marine Staff Sgt. Ambrosio Guillen.

DIRECTOR, FACULTY AND CURRENT/PAST RESIDENTS:

Residency Program Director (RPD):

Amanda M. Loya

Amanda M. Loya, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor, UTEP/UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, TTUHSC-EP
Education
The University of Texas at El Paso (BS), The University of Texas at Austin (PharmD), Scott & White/The University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy (Residency in Ambulatory Care).

Preceptors:

Margie E. Padilla

Margie E. Padilla, PharmD, CDE, BCACP

Clinical Assistant Professor, UTEP/UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, TTUHSC-EP
Education
Our Lady of the Lake University (BA), The University of Texas at Austin (PharmD), The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy/Seton Blackstock (Residency in Ambulatory Care).

Jeri J. Sias

Jeri J. Sias, PharmD, MPH

Clinical Professor, UTEP/UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, TTUHSC-EP
Education
Texas Christian University (BA)
University of Kansas (PharmD)
The Ohio State University (Residency in Ambulatory Care)
The University of Texas at Houston (MPH)

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please include the following information in the application:

  • Letter of Intent describing interest in the PGY2 Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 letters of reference (one letter of reference should be from PGY1 residency program director)

Steps for applying:

The UTEP SOP PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program is a candidate for ASHP Accreditation.