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PGY2 Infectious Diseases

Welcome

Welcome! We’re glad you’re interested in our PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals and Clinics. Our program is designed to provide to our residents a comprehensive training experience in a variety of clinical practice areas. Our residents receive strong infectious diseases specialized training, gaining experience caring for diverse patient populations across acute and ambulatory care settings. In addition to foundational training in clinical infectious diseases pharmacy practice, our program also incorporates core training in the fundamentals of antimicrobial stewardship.

The infectious diseases specialty is an exciting, evolving area of pharmacy practice. The future of infectious diseases pharmacy and antimicrobial stewardship will require expertise and leadership. We’re excited about our program and all it has to offer, and we are thrilled to contribute to the growth and development of future teachers, experts and leaders in the area of infectious diseases pharmacy.

Lindsey Daniels

Lindsay Daniels, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID

Email: Lindsay.Daniels@unchealth.unc.edu

Overview

This ASHP-accredited specialty residency in Infectious Diseases Pharmacy is a one year post-doctoral training program fosters the development of specialty skills in the area of infectious diseases pharmacy practice and antimicrobial stewardship.  The purpose of this residency program is to prepare our residents to excel in the provision of pharmacy clinical care to patients with infectious diseases or at risk for infectious diseases.  This residency focuses on core experiential training in clinical pharmacy practice for diverse patient populations in a variety of practice settings and antimicrobial stewardship.  Multiple professional writing, research, teaching, and precepting opportunities are available throughout the course of the year.

Research

The resident leads one infectious diseases pharmacy practice related research project during the course of the year.   Presentation of project results at a national pharmacy or infectious diseases meeting is strongly encouraged. 

Teaching

Our resident earns an appointment with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as a Clinical Instructor.  Residents have numerous opportunities for teaching in large and small group settings throughout the year.  In addition, precepting opportunities are integrated into patient care experiences.  Residents serve as intermediate preceptors for 2nd, 3rd, and/or 4th year pharmacy students on clinical rotations. 

Professional Meetings

Residents are encouraged to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting as well as the UNC Residency Symposium.  Residents may also choose to attend other national pharmacy or infectious diseases meetings during the year. 

Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacy practice responsibilities (staffing) include three 1-week staffing blocks throughout the year and every third weekend. 

Benefits

The specialty residency in Infectious Diseases is a one-year program beginning July 1 and ending June 30. Each resident will be given 15 days of paid time off (PTO) for the entire year, none of which can be taken in the last 2 weeks of the program. These days include all vacation, sick leave, interview days, and meeting attendance. Individual health insurance is provided. UNC Hospitals provides comprehensive malpractice insurance for all residents at no charge.

Qualifications

Interested candidates must have completed a Doctor of Pharmacy program from an ACPE accredited school or college of pharmacy, an ASHP accredited pharmacy practice (PGY-1) residency and be eligible to practice pharmacy in North Carolina. North Carolina Board of Pharmacy licensure is required. The North Carolina State board of Pharmacy examination is given twice each year (January and June). Reciprocity is available for all states except for California. Details regarding North Carolina licensure can be found at www.ncbop.org. An on-site interview is required.

Rotations

The infectious diseases pharmacy residency program provides twelve one-month rotations which can be tailored to the interests and career goals of the resident. A variety of established practice settings are available throughout the University of North Carolina Medical Center.

The resident’s rotation schedule will be determined at the beginning of the year. In the month of July, the resident will participate in an orientation program. During the month of August, the resident will complete a one-month rotation in the outpatient ID clinic. This will be followed by a longitudinal experience in the outpatient ID clinic consisting of one morning each week.

The resident will complete rotations on the ID Consult Service I (advanced), ID Medicine Service I (advanced) and the Microbiology Lab during the months of September, October, and November. The month of December is dedicated to research activities and attendance at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. During the months of January through June, the resident will complete rotations on the ID Consult Service II (independent), ID Medicine Service II (independent), ID Immunocompromised Consult Service and elective experiences.

PGY2 ID Rotations

Length

ID Consult Service 2 months
ID Immunocompromised Consults 1 month
ID/HIV Clinic 1 month
ID Medicine Services 1 month
Microbiology Laboratory 1 month
Research 1 month
Elective ID Rotations 2 months
Additional Elective Rotations 2 months

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Infectious Diseases/HIV Clinic: One month rotation, followed by one half-day per week
  • Antibiotic Stewardship: Service on Anti-infective Subcommittee and stewardship initiatives
  • Research: Longitudinal research project
  • Teaching/Precepting/Presenting throughout residency year
  • Practice Leadership throughout residency year
  • Clinical Staffing: Three 1-week staffing blocks and every third weekend

Elective Rotations

Elective rotations are designed to broaden the resident’s experience in different populations with unique problems related to infectious diseases.
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Medicine Intensive Care
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Adult Pulmonary Medicine

Application

Instructions for the application process:

Step 1

All applicants to ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residencies must participate in the match process sponsored by the National Matching Service. Applicants must submit match agreements to the National Matching Service to obtain a match number.

Applications and Deadlines

Step 2

The UNC Hospitals will be participating in PhORCAS, the new ASHP residency online application tool. More information can be found at PhORCAS.

Step 3

A complete application will have the following information found through PhORCAS:

  • General information about the applicant
  • Cover letter
  • Response to essay questions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Pharmacy School Transcript
  • Three (3) references. Reference writers should complete the standardized Phorcas reference form only.
  • Current photograph (optional)

Application Deadline is January 1st.

Applicants must submit all required materials as well as uploading a document with answers to UNC-specific essay questions (see supplemental information above).

For more information, contact:

Lindsey Daniels

Lindsay Daniels, PharmD, BCPS

Residency Program Director - PGY2 Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist,
UNC Medical Center

Current resident

Wesley Kufel

Wesley Kufel

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