Postgraduate Year Two Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency
University Medical Center New Orleans offers a 12-month training postgraduate year two (PGY-2) Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency program with extensive experience within the inpatient setting to develop proficiency in antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases pharmacotherapy.
Core rotations, which include adult infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, and clinical infectious disease consult services, will build knowledge of different aspects of infectious diseases and develop clinical and extraprofessional skills. Additional rotations include transplant infectious diseases, pediatric infectious diseases consult, critical care antimicrobial stewardship, academia, and infectious diseases consult at partner hospitals. The program requires longitudinal involvement with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Curriculum
The residency curriculum consists of the following core rotations:
- Antimicrobial Stewardship (ASP) (6 weeks)
- Infectious Diseases Center Clinic (5 weeks)
- Infectious Diseases Consult (6 weeks)
- Musculoskeletal Consult (4 weeks)
- Project/Management ASP (4 weeks)
- Physician-Led Consult/ASP (4 weeks)
Elective and Longitudinal Rotations
Residents may choose from among the following elective rotations:
- Transplant (4 weeks)
- Pediatric Infectious Diseases (4 weeks)
- Critical Care (Medical Intensive Care Unit) (4 weeks)
- Academia (4 weeks)
- ASP/ Infectious Diseases Consult at partner hospitals
The program rotation experience will include participation in the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program throughout the residency year and clinical weekend coverage every third weekend.
Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Research and Longitudinal Requirements
As a requirement of the residency program, residents must complete a research project in infectious diseases within a topic of interest that contributes to the advancement of infectious diseases clinical practice.
Longitudinal responsibilities will include the following:
- Research project which presented at a regional pharmacy conference
- Clinical in-house coverage every third weekend
- Participation in practice management and administration, including antimicrobial medication use evaluation projects
- Participation in the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and Committee
Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Stipend and Benefits
Residents receive a stipend of $48,000, as well as comprehensive health insurance, accrual of Paid Time Off (PTO) for sick and vacation days, 7 recognized holidays, and professional travel reimbursement.
Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Eligibility Requirements
Applicants to our Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency program must attain Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited college of pharmacy. In addition, applicants must have completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and be licensed or eligible for licensure in Louisiana.
Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Application Process
Within the residency program, one PGY-2 position is open for application per year. This program utilizes the PharmacyOnline Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) and participates in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Resident Matching Program. The resident matching program code is 72953.
Applicants must submit the following application materials through PhORCAS by January 3, 2022:
- Official college of pharmacy transcript
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three references submitted through PhORCAS
- A personal statement describing goals and interests, motivation for pursuing a PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency, and reasoning for interest in UMCNO’s program.
An on-site interview, if requested, is also required and will be conducted at the applicant’s expense.
The start date for the program is July 5.
Residency Program Director:
- Fatima Brakta, PharmD, BCPS-ID
Residency Program Coordinators: