Pharmacy Residency Programs - CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

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Pharmacy Residency Programs

Why CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System? 

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System is the region’s preferred health care provider, with a proud tradition of over 80 years of dedicated service to the people of East Texas. The organization includes CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospitals - Tyler, South Tyler, Jacksonville, Winnsboro and Sulphur Springs, the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital affiliated with HealthSouth, Tyler ContinueCARE Hospital at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler, a long-term acute care facility, and CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic. CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic is the area’s preferred multi-specialty medical group, with more than 650 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers representing 41 specialties in 82 locations serving Northeast Texas across 41 counties.

A national leader in patient satisfaction, advanced technology and quality initiatives, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating healthy lives for people and communities by extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

Why Tyler, Texas?

The largest community in East Texas with over 100,000 residents, Tyler offers cultural diversity, quality education and health care, easy access to large metropolitan areas and abundant recreational opportunities. Set amidst beautiful pine-covered, rolling hills, this vibrant and friendly community is known for the annual Azalea and Spring Flower Trails and Texas Rose Festival activities that attract thousands. For outdoor enthusiasts, nearby lakes and streams offer prime sporting opportunities. Golf, tennis and swimming venues, both public and private, abound. 

Why CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Residency Programs?  

The residency programs at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances are a one-year, postdoctoral training program designed to enhance and strengthen the resident's clinical skills and knowledge of the practice of pharmacy. This is accomplished using the principles of the Residency Learning System (RLS) framework. The resident gains practice experience in direct patient care by working independently under the direction of his/her preceptor and participating in team-based interdisciplinary care in various areas of the hospital. The resident also works with a research mentor to develop a project to be presented at a regional or national pharmacy conference.While learning experiences are tailored to meet the needs of the resident based on personal interest and learning style, a high priority is placed on teaching principles of evidence-based care. Patient safety, pharmacoeconomics and quality metrics are emphasized throughout the program as well. Residents are given the opportunity to attend the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, as well as the Annual Alcalde Southwest Leadership Conference.

Pharmacy Residency Program Contacts

Craig CocchioCraig Cocchio, PharmD, BCPS
PGY-2 Residency Program Director
Office: (903) 606-4311

Tracy Carter

Tracy Carter, BCPS, BCCCP
PGY-1 Residency Program Director
Office: (903) 606-7574

Chelsea Collier
Administrative Assistant
Office: (903) 606-5089