PGY-2 Infectious Disease Residency

A message from our PGY-2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Residency Program Director Jeff Steele, PharmD


Jeff

“My goal as program director is to guide residents, and facilitate their development from generalized- to - specialized practitioners by equipping them with the tools necessary to be an integral part of a multidisciplinary team. Our facility provides ample opportunity to hone clinical, teaching and leadership skills through the variety of experiences offered throughout the year. Our long-standing relationship with our ID physicians has created high demand for pharmacy services including a PGY-2 resident, and there are many exciting opportunities on the horizon.”

Educational Program Overview

The PGY-2 Infectious Diseases residency is designed to transition PGY-1 residency graduates from generalized practitioners to independent specialized practitioners with a focus on patients with infectious diseases. Residents will see patients with a variety of infectious diseases through their participation with the infectious diseases (ID) consult service, antimicrobial stewardship, and the outpatient antibiotic (OPAT) and HIV clinics. Additional learning experiences include critical care, pediatric infectious diseases, emergency department and microbiology laboratory.

In addition to direct patient care, the resident will complete a research project, and build leadership skills by being involved in decision making pertaining to antibiotic use through the antibiotic subcommittee and infection control committee. Teaching opportunities are ample and include journal club, pharmacy rounds, ID grand rounds, ID fellow education, and co-precepting of PGY-1 residents and APPE students.

Residency Program Highlights

  • Long-standing antimicrobial stewardship program
  • Demand for and acceptance of pharmacy involvement in ID pharmacotherapy
  • Pharmacy-driven pharmacokinetic program
  • Multiple teaching opportunities
  • Exposure to a broad spectrum of infectious diseases
  • Involvement in transitions of care