Emergency Medicine Post-Graduate Year 2 Residency Program - CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

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Emergency Medicine Post-Graduate Year 2 Residency Program

Residency Specifics

  • Program Start Date: July 24, 2019
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Number of Positions: 2
  • Stipend: $50,000
  • Practice Setting: Community Hospital
  • Interview Required: Yes


  • Application Deadline – All materials must be received by January 1, 2019
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an ACPE Accredited School of Pharmacy
  • Texas State Board of Pharmacy Licensure or be eligible for immediate TSBP Licensure
  • Three recommendations submitted via PhORCAS online application system
  • Official Transcript(s) for all Pharmacy Coursework
  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • PhORCAS Application

Program Benefits Package 

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Spouse and Family Coverage Available
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Pharmacy 

  • Staff of Approximately 84
  • Inpatient services provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Provides decentralized services across eight service lines
  • Daily participation on interdisciplinary patient care rounds
  • Inpatient Clinical Services include inpatient anticoagulation management, pharmacokinetic dosing, antimicrobial stewardship, therapeutic substitution, IV to PO conversion, renal dosing, code response and patient counseling
  • Online database accessible throughout the hospital for intervention documentation
  • Comprehensive EHR to improve patient safety and work efficiency 
  • Automated dispensing technology available in all patient care areas
  • Outpatient infusion center
  • Pharmacist-run anticoagulation clinic


Residency Curriculum

  • Orientation - 1 Month
  • Emergency Medicine - 9 Months
  • Critical Care - 1 Month
  • Elective (Toxicology) - 1 Month

Longitudinal Rotations 

  • Research
  • Resident Report Hour
  • Staffing
  • Academia and teaching
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Drug information and medical writing
  • Leadership and management
  • Projects (QA/QI)

Preceptor Profiles

Craig Cocchio, PharmD, BCPS

Residency Program Director, PGY-2

Craig Cocchio

Preceptor: Emergency Medicine
Education: Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
Residency: PGY1: Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ
PGY-2 Emergency Medicine: Rutgers University/Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Practice Experience: NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY; Rutgers University; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2015

“Coming from the Northeast, I was amazed by the degree to which the pharmacists have been woven into the fabric of every aspect of patient care. This is an ideal place for a pharmacy resident to learn the gold standard for pharmacy practice and gain experience from the pharmacy leadership and other clinical departments, as a whole.”

Karen Costiloe, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Karen Costiloe

Preceptor: Critical Care, Cardiology
Education: Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, FL (BS Pharm), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (PharmD)
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 1989

"As preceptors, I think we spend more time with our residents than many programs. It is about gaining experience and building relationships.

Kathy Glem, PharmD, BCCCP

Kathy GlemPreceptor: Emergency Medicine
Education: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Residency: MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, WA
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2015

“Pharmacists have made great advances in how their role has changed in the hospital settings for better serving patients. At CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances, the role of the clinical pharmacist is very integrated into the healthcare team. The best part of my job is collaborating with various members of the healthcare team and seeing how the outcomes improve patient care.”

Vu Ta, PharmD, BCPS

Vu TaPreceptor: Infectious Disease
Education: University of Houston, Houston, TX
Residency: PGY1 & PGY2 - Infectious Diseases: Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2016

“What I love about CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances is the feeling of walking into a family, where everyone works together and cares for one another.  It is a great place to learn and practice because pharmacy is truly an integral part of the healthcare team.”


Jacqueline Bozick, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Manager

Jacqueline Bozick

Preceptor: Internal Medicine, Oncology
Education: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2012

From the second you walk into our organization, you join a family – a family of folks continuously growing to be better for patient care. This professional experience has shown me what a strong presence pharmacists can have in a hospital setting.

Jean Dib, PharmD

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Manager

Jean DibEducation: Saint John’s University, Queens, NY (BS Pharm); Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY (Pharm.D.)

“CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances is a wonderful place to be a resident. It’s a great place to learn and you can get everything out of it that you want to in a residency. There’s this tripod of service, education and research, which I think is balanced very well here and it can be exactly what you make of it. The clinical faculty is amazing and everyone has a wealth of knowledge that they are happy to share."

Beverly Francis, PhTR, MBA

Pharmacy Business Manager

Beverly FrancisEducation: Texas Tech University (BBA), Wayland Baptist University (MBA)
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2014

“If I could only use one word to describe the Pharmacy department at CHRISTUS TrinityMother Frances Hospital, it would be passionate.  We strive on a daily basis to make sure we are providing the best care for our patients.  Pharmacy practice is elevated to allow pharmacists and technicians to do all they can to “extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ”.  We are also a family that cares for one another as an associate and as a person. Passionate.”

Justin Hooper, PharmD

Director of Pharmacy

Justin HooperPreceptor: Pharmacy Management
Education: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Residency: Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Pharmacy at Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dallas, TX (Combined 2 year Pharmacotherapy Residency)
Practice Experience: North Hills Hospital, North Richland Hills, TX, Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy, Dallas, TX
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2006

“I love that CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances places a priority on patient safety (and medication safety) and that the pharmacy team takes that challenge seriously. It is a great privilege to get to work with an outstanding group of professionals and to collaborate to help improve our patient care. The residency program is near to my heart because I had the opportunity to be a part of it in the very beginning and have watched it grow and improve over the years.”

James Tyler, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Clinical Manager

James TylerPreceptor: Pharmacy Management
Education: University of Houston, Houston, TX
Residency: Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston, TX
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2010

“The Pharmacy Department at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System is full of driven, intelligent and talented staff members who are genuinely devoted to improving patient care. I love that we are focused on both learning and performance in real-world situations, making our learning environment unique among residencies.”

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