Pharmacy Residency

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency

As a specialty, infectious diseases encompasses a large cross section of patients and disease states. The clinical pharmacist works with physicians, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, and others to provide optimal care for patients with infectious diseases. The resident will develop the skills to formulate pharmacotherapeutic plans that include proper anti-infective selection, appropriate dosing of anti-infectives, and pharmacokinetic monitoring, as well as responding to drug information requests and adverse event reporting. The resident will learn to solve problems proactively and communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare providers. The goal of the Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency is to effectively train practicing pharmacists to meet the needs of patients and the healthcare industry in the contemporary environment.

Rotations

The infectious diseases pharmacy resident will have a total of 11 (plus orientation) or 12 month-long rotations throughout the year. There are 9 core rotations that are required and 2 to 3 elective rotations.

Core Rotations

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Infectious Diseases Transitions Service
  • General Infectious Diseases
  • HIV Inpatient
  • Transplant or Oncology Infectious Diseases
  • Clinical Microbiology

Elective Rotations

  • Transplant Infectious Diseases
  • Oncology Infectious Diseases
  • General Infectious Diseases
  • HIV – inpatient or outpatient
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Infectious Diseases Transitions Service
  • Critical Care
  • Presbyterian Antimicrobial Stewardship (and/or ID*)
  • Pediatrics*
  • Infection Control/Epidemiology*
  • Rittenhouse Infectious Diseases Consult Service
  • Other, resident-developed rotation*

*Subject to availability

Longitudinal Experience

In addition to rotations, the resident will have the opportunity to participate in projects and activities throughout the year.

  • Research
  • Antibiotic Subcommittee
  • Precept pharmacy students and PGY-1 residents
  • Educate pharmacy staff, students, medical staff
  • Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Clinic (IDP) - HIV/HCV

Preceptors

  • Shawn Binkley, BS, PharmD
  • Steven Morgan, PharmD, BCPS AQID