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PGY2 - Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency

Overview

The University of North Carolina Medical Center, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy, offers a one-year specialty residency in infectious diseases. The purpose of the Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program is to prepare the resident to excel in the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients with infectious diseases in a variety of practice settings as a clinical pharmacy specialist or clinical faculty member. This residency program focuses on the development of skills necessary to provide comprehensive medication therapy management in the area of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. The resident will also have the opportunity to gain research and teaching experience in the area of infectious diseases pharmacy practice.

 

Rotations

Required (1 month each):

  • Infectious Diseases Boot Camp and Orientation
  • Infectious Diseases/HIV Clinic Rotation
  • Adult Infectious Diseases Consult Service I
  • Adult Infectious Diseases Consult Service II
  • Infectious Diseases Immunocompromised Host Service
  • Adult Infectious Diseases Medicine Service I
  • Adult Infectious Diseases Medicine Service II
  • Microbiology Laboratory
  • Research

 

Elective:

Elective rotations are designed to broaden the resident’s experience in different patient populations with unique problems related to infectious diseases.  Residents may choose three months of elective rotations.  Elective rotation options include (1 month each):

  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Medicine Intensive Care
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Adult Pulmonary Medicine

 

Explanation of the Calendar Year

The infectious diseases pharmacy residency program provides twelve one-month 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 Medical Center. The resident’s rotation schedule will be determined at the beginning of the year.  In the month of July, the resident will participate in an orientation program.  During the month of August, the resident will complete a one-month rotation in the outpatient ID clinic.  This will be followed by a longitudinal experience in the outpatient ID clinic consisting of one morning each week.  The resident will complete rotations on the ID Consult Service I (advanced), ID Medicine Service I (advanced) and the Microbiology Lab during the months of September, October, and November.  The month of December is dedicated to research activities and attendance at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.  During the months of January through June, the resident will complete rotations on the ID Consult Service II (independent), ID Medicine Service II (independent), ID Immunocompromised Consult Service and elective experiences.

 

Preceptors

Core Residency Preceptors:

  • Lindsay Daniels, PharmD, BCPS, AQ-ID
  • Amanda Corbett, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
  • Ashley Marx, PharmD, BCPS

 

Staffing Component

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.

 

Seminars/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.

 

Additional Requirements

Longitudinal Learning Experiences:

  • Infectious Diseases/HIV Clinic: One month rotation, followed by one half-day per week
  • Antibiotic Stewardship: Service on Anti-infective Subcommittee and stewardship initiatives
  • Research: Longitudinal research project
  • Teaching/Precepting/Presenting: Various activities throughout residency year
  • Practice Leadership: Various activities throughout residency year
  • Clinical Staffing: Three 1-week staffing blocks and every third weekend

 

RPD Contact Information

Lindsay Daniels, PharmD, BCPS, AQ-ID

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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