CHRISTUS Institute for Academic Advancement

Who we are:

The CHRISTUS Institute for Academic Advancement (CIAA) supports the enhancement of academic activities across CHRISTUS Health. Our vision is to continue to improve the quality of education and training provided to clinical fellows, residents and students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy and other allied health sciences. As an outcome, our goal is also to create dependable pathways to service CHRISTUS’s workforce needs by fostering mutually productive partnerships and collaborations with select academic institutions.

The CIAA consists of the following offices:

  • Office of Undergraduate Clinical Education
    • Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy & Allied Health Sciences
  • Office of Graduate Clinical Education
    • Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Podiatry & Dental
  • Office of Continuing Medical Education

What we offer:

  • Office of Undergraduate Clinical Education
    • Contract negotiations, execution and implementation; identification of sites, staff and services; periodic program reviews, etc.
  • Office of Graduate Clinical Education
    • Oversight and monitoring of clinical residencies and fellowships sponsored by CHRISTUS; contract negotiations, execution and implementation; identification of sites, staff and services; periodic program reviews, etc.
  • Office of Continuing Medical Education
    • Identification and delivery of educational material to healthcare providers; advanced practitioner education, oversight of simulation centers., etc.