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Pharmacy Residency Preceptors

Photo of Y-Nha (Violet) Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, BCCP

Y-Nha (Violet) Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, BCCP

Pharmacy Residency Preceptors

Violet is currently the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Director and a clinical pharmacy specialist at Valley Bapstist-Brownsville. Violet graduated from Texas Tech University and Health Sciences - School of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX, and PGY2 Critical Care Specialty residency at WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, NC. During her Critical Care Specialty residency, Violet served as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy for both their Acute Care Elective and Pharmaceutical Care Lab. She is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). Violet is actively involved in developing ICU and hospital-wide protocols, expanding antimicrobial stewardship and pharmacy services, and providing continuing education to ICU nurses and clinical pharmacists. She currently serves as a preceptor for APPE Adult Medicine and Critical Care rotations for both UT and Texas A&M schools of pharmacy.

Current PGY1 Pharmacy Residents


Photo of Y-Nha (Violet) Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, BCCP

Y-Nha (Violet) Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, BCCP

Pharmacy Residency Preceptors

Violet is currently the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Director and a clinical pharmacy specialist at Valley Bapstist-Brownsville. Violet graduated from Texas Tech University and Health Sciences - School of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX, and PGY2 Critical Care Specialty residency at WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, NC. During her Critical Care Specialty residency, Violet served as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy for both their Acute Care Elective and Pharmaceutical Care Lab. She is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). Violet is actively involved in developing ICU and hospital-wide protocols, expanding antimicrobial stewardship and pharmacy services, and providing continuing education to ICU nurses and clinical pharmacists. She currently serves as a preceptor for APPE Adult Medicine and Critical Care rotations for both UT and Texas A&M schools of pharmacy.

Past Residents

Class of 2019–2020

  • Daniel Hurtado, PharmD: Upon completion of the PGY1 residency, Daniel accepted the position as a clinical pharmacist at Valley Baptist, Brownsville, TX.
  • Ayesha Araya, PharmD: Upon completion of the PGY1 residency, Ayesha accepted the position as a clinical pharmacist at Valley Baptist, Brownsville, TX.

Class of 2018–2019

  • Diem Ho, PharmD: Upon completion of the PGY1 residency, Diem accepted the position as a clinical pharmacist at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.
  • Norbert Rosario, PharmD, BCPS: Upon completion of the PGY1 residency at Valley Baptist Medical Center – Brownsville and the PGY2 Ambulatory Care at University Health System, San Antonio, TX, Nobert accepted the position as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist practitioner at Magenta Health, San Antonio, TX.

Class of 2017–2018

  • Pinhui (Judy) Chen, PharmD, BCPS: Upon completion of the PGY1 residency at Valley Baptist Medical Center – Brownsville and the PGY2 Psychiatry at the VA North Texas Health Care System – Dallas, TX, Judy accepted the position as a clinical pharmacy specialist at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Temple, TX.
  • Lauren Olsen, PharmD: Upon completion of the PGY1 residency, Lauren accepted the position as a clinical pharmacist at Medical City Plano, Plano, TX.

Class of 2016–2017

  • Khiet Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS: Upon completion of the PGY1 residency, Khiet accepted the position as a clinical pharmacist at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital, San Antonio, TX.
  • Nathalie Quach, PharmD, BCPS: Upon completion of the PGY1 residency, Nathalie accepted the position as a clinical pharmacist at Valley Baptist, Brownsville, TX. Nathalie then accepted the position as a clinical pharmacist at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital, San Antonio, TX.