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PGY2 - Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency

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The University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy, offers a one-year specialty residency in infectious diseases. The residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP). The goal of the residency program is to prepare the resident to excel in the care of patients infectious diseases through the development of knowledge and skills necessary to provide medication therapy management in the area of infectious diseases.  The resident will also have the opportunity to gain research and teaching experience in the area of infectious diseases.

  

Practice Areas

The infectious diseases residency program provides eleven rotations which can be tailored to the interests and career goals of the resident.  A variety of established practice settings are available throughout the University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics.  The resident’s rotation schedule will be determined at the beginning of the year with a core program consisting of the following:

Adult Infectious Diseases Consult Service

Infectious Diseases Immunocompromised Host Consult Service

2 months

1 month

Infectious Diseases/HIV Clinic

1 month

Adult Infectious Diseases Medicine Service

1 month

Microbiology Laboratory

1 month

Research

Elective ID Rotations

1 month

2 months

Other Elective Rotations

2 months

 

In addition, the resident will complete a longitudinal ambulatory care rotation (one half-day per week) in the Infectious Diseases/HIV Clinic.  The resident will also gain experience in antimicrobial stewardship longitudinally through service on the UNC Hospitals Anti-infective Subcommittee as well as through leadership of various stewardship related projects and initiatives throughout the year. 

Elective rotations are designed to broaden the resident’s experience in different patient populations with unique problems related to infectious diseases. Elective rotation options include:

Bone Marrow Transplant

Pulmonary Medicine

Burn Intensive Care

Solid Organ Transplant

Medicine Intensive Care

Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care

Oncology

 

 

Residency Preceptors: 

Lindsay Daniels, PharmD, BCPS, AQ-ID

Amanda Corbett, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP

Ashley Marx, PharmD, BCPS

 

Additional Activities 

Pharmacy Practice Responsibilities

Residents will receive training and orientation to the department’s services during the first few weeks of the program. Pharmacy practice responsibilities consist of three 1-week staffing blocks over the course of the residency year and every third weekend. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, verifying medication orders, providing pharmacokinetic consults, answering in-depth drug information requests, attending all codes as the pharmacy member of the code blue team, providing patient education, and solving pharmacotherapeutic situations as they may arise. Residents will also participate in the after-hours pharmacy clinical on-call program. 

 

Residency Research Project

The resident is expected to participate in a project that fulfills the following learning objectives: developing criteria, seeking approval of the criteria from the pharmacy and/or medical staff, collecting and summarizing data, analyzing results and presenting the findings. To fulfill this requirement, the resident must complete an infectious diseases pharmacotherapy project with subsequent preparation of a publishable manuscript.  The resident is encouraged to present the findings of the research project at a national pharmacy or infectious diseases meeting. 

 

Teaching Responsibilities

Each resident will earn an appointment as a Clinical Instructor with the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Residents are required to participate as a Teaching Assistant for Pharmacy Skills Lab for the Fall and/or Spring Semesters. This class is directed toward second or third year pharmacy students. Based upon course scheduling and availability, residents may also be given the option to serve as a Teaching Assistant for the Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Elective course in the spring semester.  Teaching experiences are also integrated with patient care experiences. Residents will assist with precepting pharmacy students on clinical rotations. Opportunities to lead recitation sessions and participate in didactic lectures are encouraged during the course of the year. 

 

Seminars and Professional Meetings

Each resident is encouraged to attend a weekly seminar featuring pharmacy trainees presenting contemporary topics to an audience of pharmacy faculty, clinical specialists, residents and students.  In addition, all residents will present a 30-minute ACPE-approved continuing education program.  The ACPE-approved seminar is held in the evening and is open for the public to attend.  Each resident is expected to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (December).  Financial compensation will be provided for this experience.  Financial compensation may also be provided for additional meetings including the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) annual meeting and/or the Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy (MAD-ID) annual meeting.  Participation in poster sessions is encouraged at these meetings

  

Benefits

Insurance

Individual health insurance is provided. The University of North Carolina Hospitals provides comprehensive malpractice insurance for all residents at no charge; however, this does not preclude the resident from obtaining individual professional liability insurance.

 

Vacation/Holidays

Each resident will be given 15 days of paid time off (PTO) for the entire year, none of which may be taken in the final two weeks of the program. These days include all vacation, sick leave, interview days, and professional meeting attendance beyond the two meetings per year that are built into the residency expectations. 

 

Qualifications

Applicants must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and must have completed an ASHP accredited residency in pharmacy practice. Applicants without these qualifications will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine the adequacy of their clinical experience. Each resident is required to become a licensed pharmacist in the state of North Carolina. 

 

 

For additional information, please contact:

Lindsay Daniels, PharmD, BCPS, AQ-ID

Clinical Assistant Professor

Director, Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases

University of North Carolina Hospitals

101 Manning Drive, CB 7600

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Office: (919) 966-3104

Email: lsdaniel@unch.unc.edu

 

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