UTEP/La Fe PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency
Location: El Paso, Texas
The unique focus of this community-based residency program is to cultivate practitioners who are innovators, leaders, and mentors who have the genuine desire and perseverance to serve culturally diverse populations and advance patient care through team-based practice models in community pharmacy and ambulatory healthcare settings.
Residents gain experience in a primarily Spanish-speaking community through direct patient care, pharmacy management, patient and health professional education, interdisciplinary team leadership, writing, and public health opportunities.
About UTEP/La Fe PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency
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.