The post-graduate year two (PGY-2) infectious diseases pharmacy residency program builds on your Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY-1 pharmacy residency program and contributes to your development in infectious diseases clinical practice.
This residency is conducted at the two teaching hospitals of Emory Healthcare: Emory University Hospital (EUH) and Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM). Residents will care for diverse patient populations with challenging infectious diseases. At EUH, you will encounter patients with cystic fibrosis, immunocompromising conditions such as blood and marrow transplantation, hematological malignancies and solid organ transplantation. At EUHM, you will care for medically complex patients in the following services:
- Cardiovascular disease
- End-stage renal disease
- Orthopedics Neonatology
You will also gain ambulatory care experience in medication management and adherence counseling at the Infectious Diseases clinic at EUHM. While both campuses are academic medical centers, EUHM also admits patients from community providers, which will prepare you to practice in a variety of care settings.
After completing our PGY-2 infectious diseases pharmacy residency, you will be qualified for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and be eligible for board certification with added qualifications in infectious diseases.
Goals of the PGY-2 infectious diseases pharmacy residency program include:
Clinical practice: Residents become familiar with disease states, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials in the treatment of infectious diseases. Residents learn to incorporate clinical knowledge into day-to-day practice and function independently as a member of the health care team.
Antimicrobial stewardship: Residents develop and manage an antimicrobial stewardship program and identify strategies for improving antimicrobial use, minimizing selective pressure on developing antimicrobial resistance and benchmarking performance.
Teaching: Residents teach PGY-1 pharmacy residents, pharmacy students, physicians, nursing staff and other members of the health care team.
Research: Residents set up and conduct a clinical study by obtaining approvals from Emory’s Investigational Review Board (IRB) and institutional research committee.
Practice management: Residents utilize practice management skills to promote rational and safe use of medications and master personal development skills for life-long learning and professional growth.