Pharmacy Residency at CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline

CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline Hospital 
600 Elizabeth St. 
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Taylor Lenz, Pharm.D. 
Pharmacy Residency Director 
Phone number: 361-902-4335

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 area 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. 

The PGY1 ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency program focuses on developing residents as valued members of the inpatient healthcare team capable of practicing patient-oriented pharmacotherapy in a multitude of disciplines. This program will build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. Graduates of this residency program will be eligible for board certification and well-prepared 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. Our preceptors have a wealth of knowledge and skills to empower our residents to achieve their highest potential.

For additional information, please refer to the CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline Hospital - Residency Program Information site.

Residency Details


Corpus Christi, Texas

Length of Residency

1 year

Start Date

July 1st

PhORCAS Application Deadline

January 1st

Number of positions


NMS Code


Stipend and Benefits

  • Competitive Stipend

  • Private office with personal workspace and laptop

  • Medical, dental, and life insurance options

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and conference days off

  • Free, covered parking

  • Travel stipend for required pharmacy meetings


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:

  • 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
  • Pediatrics
  • Trauma
  • Psychiatry
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • 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
  • Medication Use Evaluation (MUE)
  • Teaching and Leadership Fellows Program (through University of Texas College of Pharmacy)
  • Code Response

Affiliations, Preceptorship, and Staffing

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

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

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