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Postgraduate Year Two Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency

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University Medical Center New Orleans offers a 12-month training postgraduate year two (PGY-2) Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency program with extensive experience that foster the development of proficiency in antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. Our rotations include a mix of focused and longitudinal experiences spanning both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Curriculum

Core Learning Experiences (4-6 Weeks):

  • Orientation
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (ASP)
  • Infectious Diseases Consult
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship II
  • Infectious Diseases Consult II
  • Ambulatory HIV Clinic
  • Infectious Diseases Practice Management & Administration
Elective Learning Experiences (4 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases in Immunocompromised Hosts
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases & Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Musculoskeletal Infections Consults
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • ASP/ Infectious Diseases Consult at partner hospitals
  • Academia
Longitudinal Responsibilities
  • Research project to be presented at an infectious diseases conference
  • Clinical in-house coverage every third weekend and designated holidays
  • Participation in practice management and administration, including medication use evaluation projects
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship & Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees involvement
  • Education to medical and pharmacy staff

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 a 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 Pharmacy-Online 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 2:

  • 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 will be communicated in the contract provided upon matching.

Program Contact

Residency Program Director