Pharmacy Residencies

Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY2) in Infectious Diseases Pharmacy

The PGY2 ID Pharmacy Residency at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico is a flexible program designed to develop a practitioner proficient in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship. We offer unique experiences in both clinical and administrative practice that will prepare the resident for work as a clinical ID pharmacist or manager of an antimicrobial stewardship program.

PHS is a nine-hospital system with a fully electronic medical record (EPIC) that utilizes infection control software (EPIC ICON) as an integral part of the antimicrobial stewardship work which allows for system-wide impact. Presbyterian has a robust antimicrobial stewardship program with strong senior leadership commitment and active collaboration with infectious disease physician groups. The primary responsibility of the resident includes participation in the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and clinical activities with the general infectious disease physician consult services.

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 (Required)

Learning experiences are typically four weeks long and include:

  • Orientation

  • Adult Intensive Care

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship*, including staffing as antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist

  • Clinical Microbiology

  • Educating and Precepting*

    • Antimicrobial Stewardship workshops

    • Precepting PGY1 Pharmacy residents and UNM College of Pharmacy students

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Outpatient Antimicrobial Therapy, including HIV and Hepatitis C

  • Pediatrics/Neonatology (general and intensive care)

  • Practice Management*, with an emphasis on Antimicrobial Stewardship Program management

  • Residency Project*

  • Society for Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) certificate program*


Elective Opportunities

  • Physical assessment course and accrual of patient encounter hours towards NM pharmacist clinician licensure

  • The University of New Mexico teaching program

Benefits (2022–2023)

  • Salary: approximately $55,000

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Two weeks paid time off and six holidays

  • Support for attendance to the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and a regional pharmacy conference or specialty conference

  • Membership to one national pharmacy association

To Apply

  • You must be:

    • a graduate of an ACPE Accredited College of Pharmacy

    • eligible for New Mexico pharmacy licensure

    • someone who has successfully completed, or who is in the process of completing, an ASHP-accredited or candidate-status PGY1 residency program

  • The following information should be submitted via ASHP’s Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) on or before Monday, January 17, 2022:

    • letter of intent

    • official transcript(s) of all pharmacy-related coursework

    • three letters of recommendation (one must be from PGY1 Residency Program Director)

    • curriculum vitae

  • An interview with presentation is required.

  • The Presbyterian PGY2 ID Residency Program participates in the ASHP Resident Matching Program.

The PGY2 ID Pharmacy Residency conducted by Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque, New Mexico, is accredited by ASHP.

To learn more about our PGY2 ID residency, sign up for a virtual Q&A session with the Residency Program Director. Click HERE for available dates and times.