Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at CommUnityCare Health Centers

April Hinds

April Hinds, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacist
Pharmacy Residency Program Director in Ambulatory Care
Ambulatory APPE Coordinator University of Texas College of Pharmacy
CommUnityCare Federally Qualified Health Centers
Southeast Health & Wellness Center
2901 Montopolis Drive
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: 512-978-8532

Aida Garza

Aida A. Garza, PharmD, BCACP, CDE

Clinical Pharmacist
Associate Pharmacy Director

Pharmacy Residency Associate Program Director in Ambulatory Care
CommUnityCare Federally Qualified Health Centers
North Central
1210 W. Braker Lane
Austin, Texas 78758
Phone: 512-978-9386
Fax: 512-901-9737

This PGY-2 ASHP accredited Ambulatory Care Residency is conducted in affiliation with the University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy and CommUnityCare Health Centers. This comprehensive and individualized residency provides extensive ambulatory care training to enable the resident in delivering state-of-the-art clinical pharmacy services to ambulatory care patients. The resident will participate in pharmacist-managed clinics that provide drug therapy management for adult chronic disease states via collaborative practice agreements. Residents will receive a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Texas at Austin and participate in a variety of teaching opportunities. In addition, residents will have the opportunity to further develop their clinical research skills.

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The University of Texas at Austin and its affiliated institutions are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

Residency Details


Austin, Texas

Length of Residency

1 year

Start Date

July 1

Positions Available


Application Deadline

December 31st via PHORCAS


 $50,000 plus an attractive benefits package


Pharm.D. degree from ACPE-accredited institution

Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program

 Texas licensure by start date

Participation in the ASHP Resident Matching Program

Professional competence, interpersonal communication skills, public communication skills, and clinical practice interests

Former Residents and Their Current Position


Roopali Sharma, Clinical Pharmacist, CommUnityCare Health Centers


Jordan Bates, Community Living Center Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center


Chelsey Roscoe, Clinical Pharmacist, CommUnityCare Health Centers


Kathryn Litten, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy


Jennifer Shin, Clinical Pharmacist, Memorial Hermann in Houston


Jasmine Peterson, Clinical Pharmacist, Kaiser Permanente Georgia

Catlin Grisham-Takac, Clinical Pharmacist, CommUnityCare Health Centers


Qian Ya Lensa Zeng, Clinical Pharmacist, San Antonio Military Medical Center

Germaine Williams, Behavioral Health Clinical Pharmacist, Superior Health Plan


April Hinds, Clinical Pharmacist, CommUnityCare Health Centers

Sara Linedecker, Clinical Pharmacist, CommUnityCare Health Centers


Ralene Showery, Clinical Pharmacist, William Beaumont Army Medical Center

Lindsay Vasquez, Medical Science Liaison, GSK


Nancy Chung, Diabetes Medical Liaison with SANOFI Medical Affairs

Bryson Duhon, Immunology Medical Science Liaison, Bristol Myers Squibb


Delaney Ivy, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy


Robin Koffarnus, Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Jessica Bellone, Cardiology Medical Science Liaison with SANOFI Medical Affairs


Heather Kreutz Fremi, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Colorado


Emily Flores, Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Eastern Tennessee State University


Jason Jokerst, Clinical Pharmacist, CommUnityCare Health Centers


Margie Perez-Padilla, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas El Paso


Kristina Klein-Bradham, Manager, Apexus 340B Education & Compliance Support


Mary Ann Ramirez, Medical Science Liaison, Associate Director, Critical Care/Heart Failure at Novartis

Past Residency Projects and Publications

Residency Publications

Roscoe C, Mocygemba L, Garza A, et al. Perceptions of collaborative care team members on facilitators and barriers to care and glycosylated hemoglobin level as a diabetes quality metric at a federally qualified health center in Texas. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2021 Jul-Aug; 61(4S):S57-S67.

Barner J, Lopez D. Postdischarge interventions by pharmacists and impact on hospital readmission rates. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2012; 52(3):358-362.

Litten K, Hill L, Garza, A, Srinivasa, M, et al. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. Title: Increasing Naloxone Knowledge and Use Through Direct-to-Patient Education. 2020 Sept. 11

Peterson J, Hinds A, Garza A, Barner J, et. al. Impact of Physician-Pharmacist Co-visits at a Primary Care Clinic in Patients with Uncontrolled Diabetes. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2020 Jun;33(3):321-325.

Shin J, Garza A, Linedecker-Smith S, Srinivasa M, et all. Patient experience with clinical pharmacist services in Travis County Federally Qualified Health Centers. 2020Apr.23 [cited 2020Dec.2];18(2):1751. Available from:

Grisham-Takac C, Lai P, Srinivasa M, Vasquez L, Rascati K. Correlation of antidepressant dose optimization and achievement of glycemic control. Mental Health Clinician. (2019) 9 (1): 12–17.

Linedecker SJ, Barner J, Ridings-Myhra J, Garza A, Lopez D, McIntyre W. Development of a direct observation of procedural skills rubric for fourth-year pharmacy students in ambulatory care rotations. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017 Mar 1; 74(5 supplement 1):S17-S23

Hinds A, Lopez D, Rascati K, Jokerst J, Srinivasa M. Adherence to the 2013 Blood Cholesterol Guidelines in Patients with Diabetes at A PCMH. Diabetes Educ. 2016; 42(2):228-233.

Chung N, Rascati K, Lopez D, Jokerst J, Garza A. Impact of a Clinical Pharmacy Program on Changes in Hemoglobin A1c, Diabetes-Related Hospitalizations, and Diabetes-Related Emergency Department Visits for Patients with Diabetes in an Underserved Population. J Manag Care Pharm. 2014;20(9):914-919

Past Residency Projects and Publications

Residency Poster Presentations

Sharma R, Moczygemba L, Garza a, et al. The Impact of Waived Medication Copays on Diabetes Related Outcomes at a Federally Qualified Health Center

Bates J, Moczygemba L, Garza A, Hinds A, Jokerst J. The impact of employing continuous glucose monitors on hemoglobin A1c levels within a FQHC.

Litten K, Hill L, Garza A, Srinivasa M. Increasing naloxone knowledge and use through direct-to-patient education.

Shin J, Barner J, Moczygemba L, et. al. Patient Experience with Clinical Pharmacist Services in April 2018 Central Texas Federally Qualified Health Centers

Grisham-Takac C, Lai P, Srinivasa M, Vasquez L, Rascati K. Correlation Between Antidepressant Dose Optimization and Achievement of Glycemic or Blood Pressure Control

Peterson J, Hinds A, Garza A, Barner J, Hill L, Nguyen M, Hill L, Lai P, Gums T. Impact of Pharmacist/Physician Co-visits at a Primary Care Clinic in Patients with Uncontrolled Diabetes.

Zeng Q, Rascati K, Sucic K, Vasquez L, Jokerst J. Optimizing therapy: Pharmacist Involvement Versus Usual in a Heart Failure Population.

Williams G, Lai P, Garza A, Nguyen M, Barner J. Impact of a mental health pharmacist on primary care in a Federally Qualified Health Center.

Roscoe C, Moczygemba L, Garza A, Simien L, et al. Roles and Responsibilities of Collaborative Care Team Members in a Federally Qualified Health Center in Texas.