PGY2 Infectious Diseases

The pharmacy residency in infectious diseases builds on experiences gained in the PGY1 year and is designed to provide a well-rounded experience leading to the development of expert knowledge, skills, and clinical leadership in the practice of infectious diseases pharmacy. This 12-month program offers training opportunities through a variety of clinical rotations and interactions with multidisciplinary healthcare teams. Recently designated as an Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence, the antimicrobial stewardship program provides high quality care through numerous approaches aimed at improving antimicrobial use and patient outcomes including prior approvals, prospective audit and feedback, integration of rapid diagnostics, pharmacodynamic dose optimization, medical provider education, and over 35 antimicrobial use clinical guidelines. We offer a flexible program that focuses on the goals of the resident, but is intended to provide clinical, research, and teaching experience. Graduates of the program should be prepared to pursue employment as an infectious diseases pharmacotherapy clinical specialist in the acute care setting.

The program emphasizes clinical practice with required rotations in clinical microbiology, adult infectious diseases consult service (3 rotations), antimicrobial stewardship (2 rotations and a longitudinal experience), transplant infectious diseases, critical care, and infectious diseases ambulatory clinic. Elective rotations include pediatric infectious diseases consult service, inpatient HIV, hematology/oncology/stem cell transplant, and solid organ transplant. Completion of a medication usage evaluation (MUE) and research project and participation in Anti-Infective Subcommittee are also required.

This residency participates in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Matching Program and is fully accredited by ASHP.

To Apply

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program and completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program (or equivalent experience) prior to beginning this infectious diseases residency. Applicants must also be eligible for licensure in New York State.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Residency Programs participate in the ASHP-associated Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for applications and the National Matching Service (NMS) for the residency matching process. Required documents should be submitted through PhORCAS by January 2, 2020. Required documents include:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts
  • Three references

More details on the use of PhORCAS can be found at

Paper applications may be accepted under unusual circumstances through special arrangement with the Residency Program Director.


Program Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 305-0610