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.
Corpus Christi, Texas
Length of Residency
PhORCAS Application Deadline
Number of positions
Stipend and Benefits
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
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.
- Internal Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Critical Care
- Infectious Disease
- Pharmacy Administration
- Ambulatory Care
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Other rotations may be developed based on resident interest
- Advanced rotations in any core area may be developed based on resident interest
- Staffing/ Service Commitment
- 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.