PGY2 Infectious Diseases


The University of North Carolina Medical Center, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy, offers a one-year specialty residency in infectious diseases. The purpose of the Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program is to prepare the resident to excel in the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients with infectious diseases in a variety of practice settings as a clinical pharmacy specialist or clinical faculty member.

This residency program focuses on the development of skills necessary to provide comprehensive medication therapy management in the area of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. The resident will also have the opportunity to gain research and teaching experience in the area of infectious diseases pharmacy practice.

Staffing Component

Residents will receive training and orientation to the department’s services during the first few weeks of the program. Pharmacy practice responsibilities consist of three 1-week staffing blocks over the course of the residency year and every third weekend. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, verifying medication orders, providing pharmacokinetic consults, answering in-depth drug information requests, attending all codes as the pharmacy member of the code blue team, providing patient education, and solving pharmacotherapeutic situations as they may arise. Residents will also participate in the after-hours pharmacy clinical on-call program.

Seminars/Professional Meetings

Each resident is encouraged to attend a weekly seminar featuring pharmacy trainees presenting contemporary topics to an audience of pharmacy faculty, clinical specialists, residents and students. In addition, all residents will present a 30-minute ACPE-approved continuing education program. The ACPE-approved seminar is held in the evening and is open for the public to attend. Each resident is expected to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (December). Financial compensation will be provided for this experience. Financial compensation may also be provided for additional meetings including the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) annual meeting and/or the Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy (MAD-ID) annual meeting. Participation in poster sessions is encouraged at these meetings.


Lindsey Daniels

Lindsay Daniels, PharmD, BCPS, AQ-ID

Director, Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases

University of North Carolina Hospitals

101 Manning Drive, CB 7600

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Office: 919-966-3104


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


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


Instructions for the 2015-2016 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

Whitney Davis

Whitney Davis