Pharmacy Residency Programs

Infectious Diseases Residency Program (PGY2)

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency – Purpose Statement

The PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency is designed to provide the resident with an intense, concentrated, and diverse twelve-month training program with a focus on antimicrobial stewardship and the clinical application of antimicrobial pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. The resident will gain knowledge in pharmacokinetic monitoring, antimicrobial drug utilization, formulary consideration, as well as restrictive and non-restrictive formulary models. The resident will have experiences in the following hospital settings: academic, community, and pediatrics. At the completion of this residency, the resident will be prepared for a position as a Clinical Specialist in an inpatient setting and able to implement an antimicrobial stewardship program within a hospital site or network in a community or academic setting.

Residency Rotations

Required rotations:

  • Antibiotic Stewardship (academic & community hospital)
  • Inpatient Adult Infectious Diseases Consult Service (academic hospital)
  • Inpatient Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Adult Critical Care (academic or community)
  • Microbiology (2 weeks)
  • Infection Prevention (2 weeks)

Required Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Research Project
  • Anti-Infectives Monitoring Subcommittee (AIMS) Member
  • Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics/Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Healthcare Practitioner Education

Elective Rotations:

  • Oncology
  • Cardiac Transplant
  • Adult Internal Medicine
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Inpatient Adult Infectious Diseases Consult Service (community hospital)

Other Activities:

  • Teaching certificate
  • Precepting PharmD students
  • Development & Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Initiatives

Residency Completion

Upon completion of this infectious diseases residency, the resident will have experience in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials, antibiotic formulary considerations and management, microbiology processes and testing, infection prevention, antimicrobial resistance, antibiotic management and interacting with various physician groups in both an academic and community setting, and education of medical residents, attending physicians, pharmacy staff, and students.

Guidelines for Application

The PGY2 Infectious Diseases program has received pre-candidate status for ASHP-Accreditation and is pending for candidate status. We adhere to all rules and regulations associated with accreditation and we will participate in the Residency Matching Process (RMP). Applications must be completed via the PhORCAS system. A full letter of recommendation must be included (in addition to the PhORCAS recommendation form) in order for the application to be considered complete. Additional details can be found on the PGY2 FAQ.

Instructions for submitting letters of recommendation:

We require three WRITTEN letters of recommendation for application. However, the new PhORCAS system does not allow for uploaded letters of recommendation as it has in previous years. We ask that the reference writers copy and paste their letter of recommendation into the answer box for question #4 in the PhORCAS recommendation form titled “Please feel free to address any other characteristics or observances of the candidate not mentioned previously.” The response box to this question allows for up to 6500 characters.

Application Deadline is January 2, 2016