Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at CommUnityCare

This Postgraduate Year Two 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 also have the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary visits with a variety of teams, including internal medicine and family medicine residents from the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School program.

Upon completion of training, the resident will be prepared to obtain board certification, develop new clinical practices, and seek academic appointment. Previous residents have been successful in a variety of environments that include advanced clinical practice, academia, management, pharmaceutical industry, or other specialized positions.

Our program was the 2023 recipient of the TSHP Pharmacy Residency Program Excellence Award.

All candidates must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be eligible for licensure and preceptor certification in Texas. Texas pharmacist licensure must be obtained by start date (early July). An ASHP accredited postgraduate year one (PGY1) residency is required for all candidates. 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 selection.

  • Six longitudinal rotations: ambulatory care, academia, team-based care co-visits, formulary/P&T, medication safety, and research/office time
  • Eight non-longitudinal rotations: orientation, HIV focus, pharmacy management, two selected primary care & three electives
  • Elective rotation options include:
    • Cardiology
    • Endocrinology
    • Gastroenterology/Hepatitis C
    • Infectious Disease
    • Pulmonary
    • Medication-Assisted Treatment
    • Nephrology
    • Psychiatry
  • Serve as a member of the health care team in providing direct patient care and managing a clinical pharmacy practice
  • Prepare and participate in topic discussions, case presentations, journal clubs, and various projects
  • Team-based care co-visits with the family and internal medicine teams at outpatient clinics
  • Pharmacy and therapeutic committee, medication safety committee, and formulary management involvement
  • Pharmacotherapy Rounds
  • Completion of a residency project suitable for presentation and publication
  • Medication education to patients, learners and health care professionals
  • Formal seminar
  • Lab facilitator for pharmacotherapy
  • Precept pharmacy learners on rotations
  • CommUnityCare employment and attractive benefits package
  • Stipend: $52,000/year
  • May be eligible for relocation reimbursement
  • Clinical instructor appointment at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Travel support to ASHP Midyear and Alcalde
  • Paid time off plus major holidays
  • Teaching and Leadership Fellows Program
  • UT Preceptor Certification
  • Applications requirements for PHORCAS: CV, letter of intent, 3 letters of recommendation, transcript
  • This program participates in the National Matching Services, Inc.
  • Deadline for application is January 2nd
  • Interviews will be completed by early March
  • Apply via Phorcas at

For more information about the program please contact:

  • Residency Program Director:
  • Catlin Grisham-Takac, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES
  • (512)978-9095
  • Associate Residency Program Director:
  • April Hinds, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES
  • (512)978-8532
  • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residents:
  • Samantha Tiano, PharmD, BCPS
  • (512) 978-8484
  • Chelsea Herrarte, PharmD
  • (512)978-9474

Chelsea Herrarte, PharmD,
Current PGY2 Resident

Samantha Tiano, PharmD, BCPS,
Current PGY2 Resident

CommUnityCare’s PGY2 Testimonials


“My PGY2 residency at CUC completely prepared me for my future role in a 50/50 clinical academia position. CUC provides the opportunity to work with a diverse, clinically-challenging, underserved patient population as part of an interdisciplinary team and offers a wide range of specialty clinic electives you may not find elsewhere. Our clinical protocol is robust, so I left feeling confident in my ability to independently manage an ambulatory care clinic. The preceptors were all so supportive and tailored experiences to my interests and goals. I also facilitated labs and taught didactic lectures within the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, developing teaching skills along the way.  I wouldn’t be where I am today if it hadn’t been for PGY2 residency at CUC!” 

Kathryn Litten, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacist at CommUnityCare (CUC) Southeast Health and Wellness Center
CUC PGY2 Longitudinal Academia Rotation Preceptor


“Residency at CommUnityCare was one of the most enriching experiences of my life. All of the clinical pharmacists and providers that precepted me in the program were intelligent, caring, and patient. Throughout the experience, I grew exponentially in my ability to treat patients in diverse patient populations including patients living with HIV, patients with low or no income, and non-native English speakers. Transitioning into the role of clinical pharmacist was seamless after residency, and I am so grateful to the program, the preceptors, the staff, and the patients who taught me along the way.” 

Chelsey Roscoe, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist at CommUnityCare (CUC) at North Central & David Powell
Adjunct Assistant Professor University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
CUC PGY2 preceptor of HIV rotation at the David Powell Clinic