About the Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

Our first class of residents graduated in 2011. We achieved ASHP accreditation the same year, and have full six year accreditation through 2018. Our mission is to provide safe and rational pharmaceutical care to all patients every day, thereby extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

Duration of residency: 12 months

Estimated start date: June 27, 2016

Number of positions: 2

Estimated annual stipend: $45,000

Benefits: Affordable health and wellness benefits, paid time off, leave for extended illness

Business days are allotted for attending the required ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Alcalde Southwest Leadership Conference, as well as other professional meetings. Partial funding for attending these meetings may be available through the Department of Pharmacy Services.

Core Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Medical ICU
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Emergency
  • Medicine
  • Administration
  • Research

Elective Rotations

  • Infectious Disease
  • Antimicrobial
  •  Stewardship
  • Oncology
  • Transitions of Care
  •  Surgical ICU/ Trauma†
  • NICU

Completion of ACLS certification required prior to start of rotation (training provided by residency program)

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Medication safety
  • Research
  • Anticoagulation clinic
  • Pharmacy grand rounds
  • Teaching activities at Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy

Academic Affiliations and Preceptor Opportunities

CHRISTUS Spohn Health System precepts P2 and P4 students from Texas A&M College of Pharmacy. Residents have many opportunities to interact with these students, including supervising students while on rotation together and overseeing weekly grand rounds. Although the program does not offer a formal teaching certificate, residents with an interest in academia may have the chance to give classroom lectures and facilitate on-campus activities at Texas A&M College of Pharmacy.

Preceptor certification in the state of Texas after six months of residency training is a requirement of the program.

Weekend and Holiday Staffing

Each resident is required to staff in the central pharmacy every other weekend, as well as two of four major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Easter).