Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Residency Program - CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

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Post-Graduate Year 1 Residency Program

Residency Specifics

  • Program Start Date: June 25 Duration: 12 Months
  • PGY-1 Positions: 6
  • Stipend: $50,000
  • Practice Setting: Community Hospital Interview Required: Yes

Requirements 

  • Application Deadline – All materials must be received by January 8, 2018
  • 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 

  • 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
  • Provides hospital inpatient services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Provides decentralized services across eight service lines
  • Daily participation on interdisciplinary patient care rounds
  • Clinical Services include inpatient anticoagulation management, pharmacokinetic dosing, antimicrobial stewardship, therapeutic substitution, IV to PO conversion and renal dosing
  • Online database accessible throughout the hospital for intervention documentation
  • Uses comprehensive EHR to improve patient safety and work efficiency 

Rotations

Core Learning Rotations 

  • Care Transitions
  • Critical Care
  • Drug Information
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy Management

Electives

  • Ambulatory Care II
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care II
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine II
  • NICU
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Care Transitions II

Longitudinal Rotations 

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Leadership
  • Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacy Staffing
  • Research
  • Resident Report Hour

Preceptor Profiles

Alisha Barron-Clark, PharmD, BCPS

Alisha ClarkPreceptor: Pediatrics/NICU
Education: Mercer University Southern, Atlanta, GA
Residency: Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Columbus, GA
Practice Experience: Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Columbus, GA; Columbus Specialty Hospital, Columbus, GA
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2007

“It is so very nice to be able to work with physicians, nurses, hospital administration and other allied healthcare professionals who care as deeply about the care of our pediatric patients as I do!”

Jacqueline Bozick, PharmD, BCPS

Jacqueline Bozick

Preceptor: Internal Medicine
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.

Tracy Carter, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Tracy Carter

Preceptor: Internal Medicine
Education: East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Residency: DCH Regional Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, AL
Practice Experience: DCH Regional Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, AL
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2016

"CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System values the pharmacist profession which is evidenced by the highly collaborative environment through the system. The environment here fosters professional growth and stimulates learning for residents and professionals alike."

Craig Cocchio, PharmD, BCPS

Residency Program Director

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
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.

Kimberly Creswell, PharmD, BCOP

Kimberly Creswell

Preceptor: Oncology
Education: Samford University, Birmingham, AL
Residency: PGY-1: University Health LSU Medical Center, Shreveport, LA; PGY-2: Oncology-Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Practice Experience: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

"What I love about CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances is the strong sense of community you feel when you work here. The collaboration across all disciplines to provide the best care for our patients makes me proud to work here.

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."

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.”

Britney Henning, PharmD, BCPS

Britney Henning

Preceptor: Staffing
Education: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, Amarillo, TX
Residency: CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances, Tyler, TX
Practice Experience: CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances, Tyler, TX
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2016

“As a previous resident at CHRISTUS Mother Frances, I believe I am in a unique position to help guide new residents as they develop into clinicians. I enjoy being someone they can rely on. The pharmacy has always been like a big family to me and I feel honored to be a part of a growing residency program as well as a growing health care system.”

Justin Hooper, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Clinical Manager

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.”

Wyley McCoy, PharmD, MBA

Administrative Director of Pharmacy, 

Residency Program Director

Wyley McCoy

Preceptor: Pharmacy Management
Education: Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK (BS), University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Gainesville, FL (PharmD)
Practice Experience: Retail, Not-For-Profit Hospital, For-Profit Hospital, Home Infusion, Ambulatory Surgery Center
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2013

“It’s great to be back in a faith-based organization! The culture in this hospital is more about our mission than the money.”

Brett R. Noteware, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Brett NotewarePreceptor: Pharmacy Operations & Informatics
Education: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
Residency: CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances, Tyler, TX
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2012

“What I love most about working at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances is the great pharmacy staff and being able to serve a diverse patient population. There are also many precepting opportunities in addition to free parking and awesome Texas barbeque within walking distance!”

Andrea Ries, PharmD, BCPS

Andrea RiesPreceptor: Drug Information
Education: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (Drug Information Residency)
Practice Experience: Trinity Valley Medical Center, Palestine, TX; Pfizer, Inc. New York, NY; Doctors Hospital, Dallas, TX
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2005

“In my tenure here at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances, there has been tremendous growth; not only in pharmacy, but across the system. It is rewarding to see the impact that Pharmacy has on our patient care and the improvements in quality of care that Pharmacy has impacted.”

Barakha Silvia, PharmD, BCACP

Barakha YadavPreceptor: Ambulatory Care
Education: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
Residency: PGY1: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, Lubbock, TX
PGY2: Ambulatory Care Specialty - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy at Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2015

“What I love the most about CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances is how friendly everyone has been. All the pharmacists, technicians and staff have been so welcoming and helpful during this transition. I appreciate all of the guidance and patience."

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.”

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

Wyley McCoy

Wyley McCoy, PharmD, MBA
PGY-1 Residency Program Director
Office: (903) 606-4314

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