Residents and their Preceptors

Shelby Ramion

Project Proposal: SALUDD MENTAL - Social services Access for Latinos in Underserved communities with Depression and Diabetes: barriers to and opportunities for mental health care  from patient and provider perspectives

“With this project, I hope to achieve a better understanding for healthcare professionals, especially those in border communities, about what low-income Latino patients face when seeking help for depression. I hope that the results of this project will inspire new ideas to improve and/or adapt clinic referral processes to better accommodate our patients’ needs and to expand the utilization of clinical community pharmacists in combatting these barriers.”

Shelby Ramion, PharmD, currently serves as the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc in El Paso, TX.

Dr. Ramion hopes to Identify barriers to and opportunities for mental health care for primarily underserved, Spanishspeaking Latino patients with comorbid diabetes and depression by gaining feedback from a pilot group of patients and providers via surveys and/or semi-structured interviews.

Shelby will be completing a Psychiatry PGY2 with the Audie L Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio with a career vision to integrate mental health ubiquitously into routine physical health care. 

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