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Graduate Pharmacy Residency Program

Graduate Pharmacy Residency Program

About the Corpus Christi Medical Center Residency Programs

At Corpus Christi Medical Center, the educational training and environment prepares our residents for a lifetime of learning.  This program is designed for the graduate who intends to pursue hospital pharmacy, clinical pharmacy practice, or a PGY2 specialty pharmacy residency. Corpus Christi Medical Center is a training site for pharmacy, nursing, and medical students, residents, and fellows in cardiology, pulmonary, and critical care.  Our mission is to graduate residents with the experience necessary to practice in a wide variety of hospital, and clinic-based settings and pursue additional specialist training.  Our program prepares the pharmacy resident to eventually become board certified, through the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS). We are affiliated with the Texas A&M Health Science Center and the University of Colorado Health Science Center.

Pharmacy Residency Programs

Corpus Christi Medical Center is pleased to announce its new American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) pharmacy residency program.

We expect to enroll our first class of residents, July 1, 2016, and anticipate an accreditation survey in the spring of 2017.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is designed to develop and prepare highly trained clinicians well-equipped to pursue pharmacy practice as generalists.  A solid and excellent clinical and pharmacy operation foundation is developed through robust clinical experiences in areas such as cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, infectious disease, antimicrobial stewardship, psychiatry, women's health, neonatology, orthopedics, pulmonary, and critical care.  These patient-centered, clinical, dynamic leadership, informatics, and management rotations are offered throughout our facilities.

Full Benefit Package Including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage for resident and immediate family
  • Life insurance provided for up to annual stipend amount
  • 401K available for participation
  • Occurrence malpractice insurance provided
  • Disability insurance available if desired
  • Competitive stipends (please refer to internet site for current amounts)
  • Minimum of 10 days off per year and a maximum of 20 days off per year
  • 100% Duty Hours Policy Adherence

Structured Educational Program Including:

Daily morning reports and Thursday lectures
Weekly operations and management meetings
Twice weekly Antimicrobial Stewardship Rounds
P2 and P4 pharmacy students’ rotations
Weekly ECG course
Monthly tumor board
Twice monthly journal club
Clinical research study design and implementation
Medication Use Evaluation (MUE) Studies design implementation and presentation
Monthly case presentations
Presentations at local, State and National conferences
Clinical pharmacology online available hospital-wide
Epocrates individual subscriptions provided
Up-to-date available hospital-wide for residents and physicians

Program Requirements

Applicants must be graduates of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy and Licensed to practice pharmacy or eligible for licensure in the State of Texas (Pharmacy license must be obtained within 90 days of beginning the program).

Application Process

  • Evidence of participation in the NMS- ASHP Resident Matching Program
  • Letter of intent
  • College of pharmacy transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Due January 12.

Pharmacy Student Rotations

Corpus Christi Medical Center is rotation site for pharmacy students.  We are currently affiliated with Texas A&M Health Science Center, and the University of Colorado Health Science Center. We accept 2nd year pharmacy students for IPPE and 4th year pharmacy students for APPE rotations.  During these rotations, pharmacy students have the opportunity to work with residents, while rotating in areas such as Antimicrobial Stewardship, critical care, cardiology, medicine, psychiatry, surgery, pharmacy operations, health-system, informatics, and management.

Contact Information

George Udeani, PharmD, DSc, FCP, FCCP
Residency Program Director
(361) 761-1456
george.udeani@hcahealthcare.com

Joseph L. High, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy
(361) 761-3495
joseph.high@parallon.com

John D. Evans, PharmD, MBA
Residency Coordinator
(361) 761-2070
john.evans2@hcahealthcare.com

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