Overview & Purpose

Welcome to the CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program. On behalf of our preceptors and department of pharmacy, thank you for your interest in our program. The mission of CHRISTUS Health is “to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.” The pharmacy department supports this mission by providing high quality comprehensive pharmaceutical care. The purpose of our residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. We look for candidates who are self-motivated, eager to learn, and dedicated to providing the best care to our patients.

About the Program

Located in Corpus Christi, Texas, CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline Hospital is the largest acute care medical center in the Coastal Bend region. We are a 557-bed community teaching hospital with a full range of diagnostic and surgical specialty services in cardiac, cancer, and stroke care. It is the leading emergency facility in the areas with a Level II Trauma Center. Our institution showcases a state-of-the-art emergency department, various specialty-ICUs, cardiac cath lab and surgical suites, a teaching affiliation with the Texas A&M University System Health and Science Center College of Medicine, as well as holding accreditation as a Chest Pain Center and Joint Commission Stroke Team.

Shoreline’s residency program exists to develop clinical pharmacists who can provide comprehensive care to a wide range of patients with a wide range of conditions. Our preceptors have a wealth of knowledge and skills to empower our residents to achieve their highest potential.

  • Duration of residency: 12 months
  • Number of positions: 4
  • Estimated annual stipend: $55,000
  • NMS Code: 277113
  • Benefits: Health/Dental/Life Insurance, FSA/HSA, PTO


Taylor Lenz, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director

Program Information

Qualifications & Application Process 

Residency qualifications include:

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy
  • United States Citizen
  • Pharmacist licensure in the state of Texas within 90 days of residency start date
  • Participation in PhORCAS and the National Resident Matching Program

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit the following documents via PhORCAS by January 1 to be considered for the residency program:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official pharmacy transcript
  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Applicants are selected for interviews and ranked for placement based on individual assessment against standardized criteria. Interviews occur in January and February. Applicants are placed in the residency program using the National Resident Matching Program.


Core Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Cardiology

Elective Rotations 

  • Ambulatory Care/Transitions of Care
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Pediatrics (Available through Affiliation with Driscoll Children's Hospital)
  • Trauma
  • Psychiatry (Available through Affiliation with VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health System)
  • Other rotations may be developed based on resident interest
  • Advanced rotations in any core area may be developed based on resident interest

Longitudinal Experiences 
  • Staffing/ Service Commitment
  • Research
  • Healthcare Ethics
  • Medication Safety
  • Code Response (Residents will be trained in ACLS as part of their experience)
  • Teaching and Leadership Fellows Program (through University of Texas College of Pharmacy)
Affiliations and Preceptorship 

Pharmacy residents work closely with medical residents from the CHRISTUS Health-Texas A&M Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine physician residency programs based at CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline.

CHRISTUS Spohn Health System precepts P2 and P4 students from Texas A&M College of Pharmacy, as well as other schools. Residents will have the opportunity to precept these students during the second half of their residency year.

Residents will complete a teaching certificate through University of Texas College of Pharmacy.


Each resident is required to staff one weeknight and every 4th weekend, as well as two holidays.

Our Preceptors 
Name: Taylor Lenz, PharmD,
Preceptor: Emergency Medicine
Education: Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Residency: Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy, Omaha, NE (PGY1), MercyOne Medical Center, Des Moines, IA (PGY2 Emergency Medicine)
Joined CHRISTUS: 2022
“Being a part of CHRISTUS Health system has allowed me to work at the top of my license. In addition to being an integral part of the healthcare team, I get the opportunity to teach learners at different levels of education and have built life-long relationships with a lot of the team here at CHRISTUS.”
Karlye TrevinoName: Karlye Trevino, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor: Internal Medicine
Education: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Residency: LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA (PGY1)
Joined CHRISTUS: 2011, 2020
“Here at CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline we have a great pharmacy department and leadership which afford us the opportunities to expand our clinical services and improve patient care for our diverse patient population. Precepting, being a resource for the family medical residents, and working in a multi-disciplinary environment has been truly rewarding and allows for me to continually grow as a clinician.”
Sara DeJongName: Sara Dejong, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Preceptor: Critical Care, Trauma
Education: University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA
Residency: Our Lady of the Lake, Baton Rouge, LA (PGY1)
Joined CHRISTUS: 2015
“Shoreline provides many opportunities for professional growth. Residents are exposed to a wide variety of disease states due to our diverse and fascinating patient population, and build confidence in their clinical skills through collaboration with our specialty care teams. And the view from the hospital at sunrise is spectacular!”
Rachel PersallName: Rachel Persall, PharmD, BCCCP
Preceptor: Critical Care
Education: Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville, TX
Residency: CHRISTUS Spohn (PGY1)
Joined CHRISTUS: 2011
“The patient population and the multidisciplinary approach to patient care mean there is always something new to learn at Shoreline!”
Laura SampleName: Laura Sample, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor: Emergency Medicine, Trauma
Education: University of Connecticut, Mansfield, CT
Residency: CHRISTUS Spohn (PGY1)
Joined CHRISTUS: 2014
“At CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline, we are part of an extraordinary team of healthcare providers. Pharmacists are considered an integral part of the multidisciplinary team and work side by side with the emergency medicine attendings and residents. It is so rewarding to be respected in a team that provides optimal care.”
Brian FrescasName: Brian Frescas, PharmD, BCIDP
Preceptor: Infectious Disease, Antimicrobial Stewardship
Education: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Residency: Methodist Healthcare, San Antonio, TX (PGY1), Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston, MA (PGY2 Infectious Disease)
Joined CHRISTUS: 2021
“I feel the biggest strength of our residency program, as well as pharmacy department in general, is the top-notch quality of our preceptors and pharmacists. I mean this both in terms of clinical knowledge and skill, but more than that, in terms of the support and camaraderie I have felt since starting here. The people here really are great, and are leading the way in implementing some amazing changes for our program and institution in general. I definitely count myself lucky and am glad I have this opportunity to join their efforts to continue growing and improving our program!”
Claude HolleyName: Claude Holley, PharmD, BCOP
Preceptor: Oncology
Education: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Joined CHRISTUS: 2014
“The program provides a very well-rounded experience in a wide variety of patient care environments. The ability to develop pharmacists that will make an impact on pharmacy practice is front and center.”
Jason MazourName: Jason Mazour, PharmD, BCOP
Preceptor: Oncology
Education: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Joined CHRISTUS: 1995
“In my tenure here at CHRISTUS Spohn, there has been tremendous growth in the pharmacy department. It is rewarding to see the impact on patient care and the improvements in quality of care that Pharmacy has achieved.”
Chad WrightName: Chad Wright, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Preceptor: Management
Education: Harding University, Searcy, AR
Joined CHRISTUS: 2018
“It has been with great pride and enjoyment to witness the growth of our clinical pharmacy program during my time here at Shoreline. I look forward to seeing what continued strides we will make in the coming years as we push to modernize pharmacy across the system.”
Joe ValadezName: Joe Valadez, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor: Cardiology
Education: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
Joined CHRISTUS: 2008
“It has been a great joy to watch our profession advance the way that it has over the years here at CHRISTUS Spohn. The pharmacy residents are in a unique position to not only witness this progression but to also experience firsthand the importance of a pharmacist's involvement in the care of our patients. If we continue down the path that we're on as leaders I have no doubt that pharmacists will continue to play a vital role in positively impacting the quality of care provided at our facilities.”
Hannah HodgesName: Hannah Hodges, PharmD
Preceptor: Pharmacy Administration
Education: Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville, TX
Joined CHRISTUS: 2018
“Being a part of the CHRISTUS Spohn system has allowed me to grow in my profession and be a part of a close-knit family environment. It is rewarding to see my efforts in medication safety make a difference not only in my facility but throughout the Spohn system.”
Andrea PayneName: Andrea Payne, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor: Staffing
Education: Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
Joined CHRISTUS: 2010
“I enjoy precepting pharmacy students and residents, helping them to grow into well-rounded pharmacists. I look forward to developing residents’ expertise.”
Sarah DonahoName: Sarah Donaho, PharmD
Preceptor: Staffing
Education: Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville, TX
Joined CHRISTUS: 2020
“Working here, you are a part of a team that encourages you to grow, celebrates your success, helps you through struggles, and lifts you if you stumble.”
Name: Lan Nguyen, PharmD
Preceptor: Medication Safety, Medication Use Evaluation (MUE)
Education: Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville, TX
Joined CHRISTUS: 2017
“My CHRISTUS Spohn family has been a critical part of my professional growth by providing me the support I need to continually grow as a clinical and medication safety pharmacist.”
Current Residents 
andy dangName: Andy Dang, PharmD
Email: andy.dang@christushealth.org
University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX
Fun Fact:I have a corgi back at home and recently bought a hamster while in residency! In my free time, I love going to the beach, fishing, golfing, and being outdoors. I used to have played soccer since I was 4 years old and I would love to get back into that!
“I chose CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline because I felt like the residency program was geared towards my current interests. I love that this program has a wide variety of rotations that allow me to tailor my experience in the best way to assist in my growth as a clinical pharmacist. In addition, the people here are so welcoming and are filled with many different personalities which makes me feel like I’m at “home” away from home."
sharon everittName: Sharon Everitt, PharmD
Email: sharon.everitt@christushealth.org
University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Austin, TX
Fun Fact: I recently started doing floating yoga on paddleboards! In my spare time I love to watch movies, read, and go to concerts.
“I chose CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline program because it seemed like the perfect balance between structure and wellness for me, especially being so near the beach. I appreciated how welcoming my pharmacy colleagues were and I knew that I was joining a family when I joined CHRISTUS. It also has a wide variety of clinical experiences that are unique compared to other community hospitals that would prepare me for any future clinical setting.”
arnold molinaName: Arnold Molina, PharmD
Email: arnold.molina@christushealth.org
Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel School of Pharmacy, Kingsville, TX
Fun Fact:I was named after Arnold Schwarzenegger because my dad is a huge fan of his.
"I've had the privilege of working for CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline since my P2 year as a pharmacy intern. Along the way, I've met many amazing pharmacists and mentors. It was by the influence of those mentors that I decided to apply to residency. Pharmacy has a strong presence in this hospital, and I knew that being a part of this program would prepare me to be the best clinical pharmacist I can be."
gynree roachName: Gynree Roach, PharmD
Email: gynree.roach@christushealth.org
University of Texas at Tyler Fisch College of Pharmacy, Tyler, TX
Fun Fact: I have visited the oldest continually operated pharmacy in Europe, Town Hall Pharmacy in Tallinn, Estonia which has been in operation since 1422.
“I chose CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline because the preceptors truly care for the resident’s success. They want everyone to get the most experience and knowledge from this program by allowing residents to change their schedules to match progressing goals and interests.”
Past Residents 

2022 - 2023 Class

Christina GonzalezName: Christina Gonzales, PharmD
Education: Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville, TX
Fun Fact: I recently started CrossFit which has been really fun! In my free time I enjoy swimming, cooking, hanging out with my miniature schnauzer Khloe, and of course family barbecues.
“I chose CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline because of the people. I’ve gained so many strong mentors that continuously encourage me and challenge me to become better. I also love the diverse disease states that come through this hospital system, which is very helpful for learning.”
Alex DelonyName: Alexandra Delony, PharmD
Education: University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy, Fort Worth, TX
Fun Fact: I’ve seen every movie that has ever won an Academy Award for Best Picture, from 1927 to present! In my free time I like to read, do yoga, travel, and spend time outdoors.
“I chose CHRISTUS because of its welcoming atmosphere. I appreciated the structure and organization of the program. I knew that this was a place I could learn and grow as a pharmacist!”
Aimee SolanoName: Aimee Solano, PharmD
Education: Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy, Florham Park, NJ
Fun Fact: I am the first in my family to graduate from a 4-year school and earn a college degree. In my free time I love to take my black lab to the many beaches and parks Corpus Christi has to offer!
“I chose CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline because the program offers rotations in my biggest areas of interest (critical care and ambulatory care) and they offer a wide variety of elective rotations including trauma. I knew I wanted to practice at a large academic center to further develop my clinical knowledge and have plenty of collaboration with different healthcare professionals and CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline allows me to do that!”
Sarah GreeneName: Sarah Greene, PharmD
Education: Belmont University College of Pharmacy, Nashville, TN
Fun Fact: I was able to see the Kilauea erupt while in Hawaii. In my free time I love going to the beach, paddle-boarding, golfing, and trying new recipes.
“I chose CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline because I felt the residency program would prepare me for anything I wanted to do afterward. The program’s flexibility allows us to change our rotations as our interests change to meet our goals. In addition, the people here are so welcoming and open to helping us learn about anything we are interested in.”

2021 - 2022 Class

Abbey BonyataName: Abbey Bonyata, PharmD
Education: University of Houston, Houston, TX
Post Residency Employment: Clinical Staff Pharmacist, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Caren MoseName: Caren Mose, PharmD, MBA
Education: Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel School of Pharmacy, Kingsville, TX
Post Residency Employment: Clinical Pharmacist, Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant, San Antonio, TX
Sandra NName: Sandra N, PharmD
Education: University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
Post Residency Employment: Clinical Pharmacist, CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline, Corpus Christi, TX