Pharmacy Residency Programs Infectious Diseases Residency Program (PGY2)

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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
  • 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
  • Adult Internal Medicine
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Inpatient Adult Infectious Diseases Consult Service (community hospital)

Other Activities:

  • Teaching certificate
  • Precepting Pharm.D. 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 has received pre-candidate status for ASHP-Accreditation. 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 uploaded (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.

Application Deadline is January 3, 2014

Contact Us

Katherine Shea Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ-ID
PGY2 Residency Program Director
University Medical Center Brackenridge
Department of Pharmacy
601 E. 15th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 324-7000 ext. 70029 (office)
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