Driscoll Children's Hospital
3533 S. Alameda St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
For additional information, please refer to the Driscoll Children's Hospital - Residency Program Information site.
Corpus Christi, Texas
Length of Residency
Number of positions
Varies, last week of June or first week of July
Training Site Type
Community, Acute Care
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
Salary and Benefits
- Annual salary of $55,000
- Medical insurance (Health, Dental, Vision, Life)
- Discounted meals and meal stipend
- Free parking
- Discounted membership to Wellness Centers
- Professional travel reimbursement
- On-site ACPE-accredited continuing education
- Wellness/resiliency resources
Required core learning experiences are four to six weeks and include the following:
- General Pediatrics
- Pediatric Intensive Care
- Neonatal Intensive Care
- Specialty Pharmacy
- Pharmacy Administration
- Project Management
- Medication Safety
Required longitudinal learning experiences:
- Pulmonology Clinic*
- Renal Transplant*
- Pharmacy Practice (Staffing)
- Project Management
- Clinical Practice Advancement
- Teaching Certificate Program
*Residents select one of these two options
Completion of Orientation and the required core rotations will allow the resident to choose up to three elective rotations.
The resident may choose to do more than one rotation in a given practice area; however, the rotation must provide a different learning experience or patient population.
The resident is encouraged to select elective rotations to provide a breadth of experience; therefore, a maximum of three rotations will be allowed within a specific patient population.
Elective learning experiences are two to four weeks and include the following:
- Cardiac Intensive Care
- Pharmacy Informatics
- Adult Medicine
- Additional Acute Care Rotation
- Managed Care
Pharmacy Practice Experience
Pharmacy practice experience begins after Orientation in August and is completed in June.
Residents will work two eight-hour shifts every other weekend. Weekend pharmacy practice experience requirements do not entitle the resident to any additional time off during the week.
In addition, each resident will be required to staff two of the major holidays.
Clinical Practice Advancement
This learning experience will give the resident practical experience in the application of the medical literature combined with clinical judgment. Residents will participate in the following activities throughout the residency:
- Formulary monograph and/or drug class review development and presentation to Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee and other committees as applicable
- Review and/or development of policies, procedures or orders sets to improve patient outcomes and/or patient safety
- Residents will submit a completed Medication Utilization Evaluation (MUE) for poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Meeting.
- Publication of a clinical pharmacy department newsletter.
- Presentation of several clinical presentations to a variety of audiences.