About the Corpus Christi Medical Center Residency Program

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 Program

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

Purpose Statement

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs 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.

A solid and excellent clinical and pharmacy operation foundation is developed through robust clinical experiences in areas such as cardiology, pulmonary - critical care, emergency medicine, infectious disease, antimicrobial stewardship, hematology-oncology, neonatal intensive care, internal medicine, teaching and clinical research.  These patient-centered, clinical, dynamic leadership, informatics, and management rotations are offered throughout our facilities. 

Full Benefit Package Including:

Health insurance for residents and immediate family members

Dental insurance for residents and immediate family members

Life insurance for residents and immediate family members

Vision insurance for residents and immediate family members

Two personalized lab coats each training year

Scrubs provided for residents

Clinical pharmacology online available hospital-wide

Up-to-date available hospitalwide

Complimentary meals at the hospital

Disability Insurance available

Minimum of 10 days off per year and a maximum of 20 days off per year

100% Duty Hours Policy Adherence

401K Plan Participation available

Stipend - $47,500

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

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

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 Jan. 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 cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, infectious disease, antimicrobial stewardship, hematology-oncology, neonatal intensive care, internal medicine, 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

Steven McClure, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Director of Pharmacy
 (361) 761-3495
 steven.mcclure@hcahealthcare.com

Bill Poulos, PharmD, BCPS, FCP
Residency Program Coordinator
 (361) 761-2070
 Bill.poulos@hcahealthcare.com