About the Program

The program is rooted in developing sustainable processes for advancement of medication safety and collaborative practice while fostering a deeply resident-centered learning environment. Residents will have the opportunity to shape CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System's over 100 year storied legacy of healing in the Texarkana community and surrounding areas along with their own pharmacy careers.

Contact Us

Rockridge Hannah, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Director

James St. Louis. MS, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Coordinator

Program Purpose

The PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds 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.


Application Process

Complete online application through PhORCAS (http://www.ashp.org/phorcas)

Applicants must provide the following (submitted via PhORCAS)

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Pharmacy school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation

Interview required. Application deadline: January 8th

Code: 74097

NMS Code: 266313

Program Length: 12 months

Start date: July 1

Number of positions: 2

Applicant Requirements

  • Graduation from an ACPE Accredited college of pharmacy
  • Eligible for Texas pharmacist license



  • Competitive Stipend
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Insurance Options
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Professional Conference Travel Support

Rotation Learning Experiences

Core Rotations 
  • Orientation (6 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine (5 weeks)
  • Antibiotic Stewardship (4 weeks)
  • Critical Care (4 weeks)
  • Integrated Pharmacy Practice (5 weeks)
  • Rehabilitation (4 weeks)
  • Palliative Care Consult Service (4 weeks)
  • Transitional Care (4 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Management (4 weeks)
Elective Rotations 
  • Cardiology (4 weeks)
  • Neurology (4 weeks)
  • Patient-Medication Safety (4 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Informatics (4 weeks)
Non-Learning Experience 
  • Focused Project Period (4 weeks)
Longitudinal Experiences 
  • Pharmacy Management (12 months)
  • Clinical Research (12 months)
  • Medication Use Evaluation (9 months)
  • Pharmacy Staffing (12 months: 2 shifts every 3rd weekend, 1 evening shift every week)

Current Residents

  • Aimee B. Bautista, PharmD
  • Christiana Ogunwale, PharmD

Past Residents

2022 - 2023

Hayatt Nafal, PharmD

2021 - 2022

Thao Nguyen, PharmD
Katy Chau, PharmD

2020 - 2021

James St. Louis, MS, PharmD
Michelle Le, PharmD

2019 - 2020

Shristy Arefeen, Pharm.D