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 12 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 and 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 & community hospital)
  • Inpatient Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Adult Critical Care (academic or community)
  • HIV (inpatient & outpatient)
  • Microbiology (2 weeks)
  • Infection Prevention (2 weeks)

Required longitudinal experiences:

  • Research project
  • Ascension Texas Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee (ATASC) member
  • Pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics/therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Healthcare practitioner education
  • Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) management

Elective Rotations:

  • Oncology
  • Cardiac Transplant
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Medical Writing

Other Activities:

  • Teaching certificate
  • Precepting PharmD students
  • Development & implementation of antibiotic stewardship initiatives
  • Didactic Teaching UT College of Pharmacy

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 through the WebAdMIT/PhORCAS system. Completed applications include:

  • Letter of intent
  • Official college of pharmacy transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three references completed in PhORCAS

Information for reference writers: We ask that the reference writers complete the four questions that are optional in PhORCAS and include the same quantity and quality of information that they would normally include in a traditional letter of recommendation in their responses to these questions.

Application Deadline is December 31, 2020