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.
- 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
- 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 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.