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Program Design

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

Required Rotations

  • ID Consult Service: 2 months
  • Microbiology Laboratory: 1 month
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship: 2 months

Required Longitudinal Experiences

  • Ambulatory Care ID: ID/HIV Clinic and Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Service: One half day per week
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship: Service on the Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (CASP) team

    Elective Rotations

    • ID Immunocompromised Consult Service
    • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    • ID Medicine Acute Care Service
    • Malignant Hematology
    • Solid Organ Transplant
    • Critical Care
    • Stem Cell Transplantation

    Residency Research Project

    Each year, our resident participates in a research or quality improvement project related to ID Pharmacotherapy or Antimicrobial Stewardship. At the end of the year, the resident is expected to share their findings along with recommendations to the relevant groups within the institution. The resident is also required to write a manuscript in a publishable format to fulfill this project requirement. It is strongly encouraged that the resident presents the results of their project at a professional ID or pharmacy meeting or at a venue such as the UNC Residency Symposium.

    Clinical Staffing

    Clinical staffing responsibilities include three concentrated one-week blocks throughout the year and every third weekend. Activities include verifying medication orders, providing pharmacokinetic consults, responding to drug information questions, attending codes, and providing patient education. Residents also participate in the pharmacy clinical on-call program.

    Requirements for Program Completion:

    In order to receive a certificate of Residency completion, residents must:

    • Successfully complete all scheduled learning experiences
    • Receive an evaluation score of “Achieved for the Residency” (ACHR) for at least 85% of PharmAcademic objectives
    • Attend, participate, and/or present in all required educational activities, meetings, and conferences
    • Complete a one year research project or a pre-specified part of a multi-year research project, including all of the following: data retrieval, data analysis, formal presentation (poster OR platform) at a local/regional/national forum, creation of a draft manuscript in publishable quality, project proposal submission, creation of a data collection tool, and IRB submission (if appropriate)
    • Prepare and submit for publication consideration a minimum of one manuscript based on work conducted during the residency year. The submission, if successful, should be subject to the peer review process, so as to allow the resident to receive critical feedback on their manuscript
    • Complete all staffing requirements, inclusive of weekday and weekend, day and evening responsibilities, to support the Department of Pharmacy's operational and clinical needs
    • Complete all evaluations in PharmAcademic, ASHP's approved tool
    • Provide a 30-60 minute (RPD determined) ACPE accredited CE program for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians within and outside the Department of Pharmacy

    For more information, contact:William Wilson

    William "Bill" Wilson, PharmD, BCPS 

    Residency Program Director - PGY2 Infectious Diseases
    Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases & Antimicrobial Stewardship,
    UNC Medical Center