Ambulatory Residency Pharmacy Group

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency


The JPS Health Network’s ASHP-Candidate status PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency is a 12 month residency focused on preparing the resident in all aspects of ambulatory care at an advanced level. This includes direct therapy management for chronic diseases, education of patients and other healthcare providers with varying levels of pharmacy knowledge, and research. The residency aims to accomplish three major goals: development of a confident, independent clinical practitioner through understanding of evidence-based guidelines and therapy, appropriately communicate therapeutic plans to the healthcare team within the electronic medical record and provide appropriate follow-up. The resident will also gain experience precepting pharmacy students as well as providing education to other healthcare practitioners including medical residents and nursing staff. Lastly, the resident will gain experience in completing a research project to contribute to the medical literature.

Site of Practice

  • JPS Health Network provides more than 1 million patient visits every year, serving the residents of Tarrant County, Texas, at John Peter Smith Hospital and more than 40 outpatient clinics located in Fort Worth and surrounding communities.
  • JPS maintains a historical commitment to education and is the area's largest teaching hospital. As an Ambulatory Care Pharmacy resident, you will join residents and fellows from 12 specialty programs, from family medicine and psychiatry to sports medicine and geriatrics, all actively engaged in providing evidence-based multidisciplinary care and promoting health-maintenance and prevention strategies to positively impact population health.
  • JPS Health Network is an NCQA recognized Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home and is the only health network in Tarrant County dedicated to caring for medically vulnerable populations. From day one, you will be an integral part of our mission to care for those that need us most.
  • JPS offers a competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental, prescriptions, vision, and other health and lifestyle benefits and rewards.

Our Team

The JPS outpatient clinical pharmacy team provides progressive, direct therapy management to our patients, while maintaining excellence in pharmacy practice and creating an environment focused on evidence-based medicine and medication safety.

​Contact Us

Residency Program Director - Sherry LaguardiaResidency Program Director
Sherry Laguardia, Pharm.D., BCACP
​Clinical Pharmacist
Gertrude Tarply JPS Health Center at Watauga
​6601 Watauga Road, Suite 124
Watauga, TX 76148



Residency Coordinator - Ashley GutierrezResidency Coordinator
Ashley Gutierrez, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCACP​
​Clinical Pharmacist
JPS Cardiology Clinic
1400 South Main Street, Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76104

ASHP Accredited