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Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY2) in Infectious Disease

 

Presbyterian’s year-two residency in infectious diseases (ID) is designed to develop a practitioner proficient in ID pharmacotherapy and antimicrobial stewardship. The primary responsibility of the resident includes participation in the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) and clinical activities with the general ID consult services. The resident will contribute to antimicrobial stewardship activities at inpatient, outpatient and population levels within Presbyterian’s integrated healthcare system. The resident will have the opportunity to precept PGY1 residents and pharmacy students.

Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system in New Mexico with eight hospitals, nearly 1,000 inpatient beds, 900 employed providers, more than 100 clinics, a statewide health plan and a fully electronic medical record (EPIC). Our ID/ASP program enjoys strong senior leadership commitment and active collaboration with ID physician groups. The team utilizes EPIC ICON software, which allows for system-wide impact. The resident will have the opportunity to work with experts throughout the enterprise, and across the continuum of care to enhance patient care through optimizing antimicrobial therapy, driving change through EPIC enhancements and in the population health arena.

The residency program is designed and conducted in a manner that meets ASHP accreditation standards. The program builds on doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in ID pharmacy. The program provides the resident with opportunities to function independently as a practitioner by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete this program will possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in infectious diseases pharmacy.

Learning Experiences

These required learning experiences are typically four weeks long and include:

  • Orientation
  • Antimicrobial stewardship*
  • Clinical microbiology
  • Outpatient antimicrobial therapy, including HIV and Hepatitis C
  • Emergency/urgent care
  • Adult medicine (general and intensive care)
  • Pediatrics/neonatology (general and intensive care)
  • Practice management with an emphasis on Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) management, Pharmacy Therapeutics and Laboratory (PT&L) Committee participation (including participation on the ID subcommittee of PT&L), and participation in ASP quality initiatives*
  • Research project*
  • Society for Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) certificate program*
  • Educating and precepting*
  • Staffing – antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist coverage*
  • *Longitudinal

Elective Opportunities:

  • Physical assessment course and accruing of patient encounters towards pharmacist clinician licensure
  • The University of New Mexico teaching program

Program Details

Additional program details, accreditation status, and contact information are available on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Residency Listing site