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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. 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 disease/antimicrobial stewardship pharmacotherapy clinical specialist in the acute care setting.

Rotations

The program emphasizes clinical practice with required rotations in the following:

  • clinical microbiology
  • adult infectious diseases consult service (3 rotations)
  • antimicrobial stewardship (2 rotations and a longitudinal experience)
  • transplant infectious diseases
  • critical care
  • infectious diseases ambulatory clinic

Elective rotation opportunities include the following:

  • pediatric infectious diseases consult service
  • inpatient HIV
  • hematology/oncology/stem cell transplant
  • solid organ transplant
  • additional adult infectious diseases consult service or transplant infectious diseases experience

Completion of a medication usage evaluation (MUE) and research project and participation in the Anti-Infective Subcommittee is also required. The resident will develop teaching skills by providing presentations to pharmacy staff and other health care providers, including infectious disease attendings and fellows, precepting PGY1 residents and pharmacy students, leading case-based clinical discussions, and critically evaluating literature.

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

Our Team

  • Christine Kubin, PharmD, BCPS-AQID, BCIDP
  • Jennifer Cheng, PharmD, BCIDP
  • Angela Loo, PharmD, BCPS-AQID, BCIDP
  • Shawn Mazur, PharmD, BCIDP
  • Monica Mehta, PharmD, MPH, BCIDP
  • Brian Nelson, PharmD, BCIDP

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

To Apply

For more information on the requirements for submitting an application to our program, please visit our To Apply page.

 

Contact Us


Christine J. Kubin, PharmD, BCPS-AQID, BCIDP

Program Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Department of Pharmacy