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PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency

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The Vidant Medical Center (VMC) PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency is a new program that offers rotations in a variety of settings including antimicrobial stewardship, infectious diseases consults, HIV clinic, microbiology, outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT), and culture call-back from the Emergency Department. Vidant Health has a formal antimicrobial stewardship program that has been in place for over 20 years. The program serves a large academic medical center as well as community hospitals affiliated with Vidant and located across eastern North Carolina. The PGY2 resident will gain experience taking care of patients in both settings. Through the antimicrobial stewardship program the resident will work collaboratively with infectious disease trained pharmacists and providers. Routine patient care consists of prospective audit with feedback, management of antimicrobial restrictions and responding to rapid molecular blood culture results. The resident will also help manage the antimicrobial formulary, create hospital antibiograms, analyze antimicrobial use data and oversee a variety of guidelines and resources that serve the Vidant system. The Infectious Diseases division affiliated with Vidant offers the resident opportunities such as inpatient consult rounding, ambulatory clinic visits and collaboration with the Infectious Diseases Fellow program. A formal OPAT program also provides the resident with exposure to the transitions of care involved with complete infectious disease management.

The PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident will be involved with the antimicrobial stewardship subcommittee of the Vidant Health System P&T. They will attend an infectious diseases case conference, infectious diseases journal club, infection control committee meetings and other regulatory/quality committee meetings. Precepting opportunities will include pharmacy students, PGY1 pharmacy residents and other learners as able.

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Requirements

Requirements and Structure

The program follows the accreditation standards set forth by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). It provides in-depth training on core practice concepts in infectious diseases and broad exposure to a variety of infectious disease practice settings.

Applicants must be graduates of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy and have successfully completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy practice residency or have equivalent experience. Please contact the RPD to discuss equivalent experience prior to application. Applicants must also be eligible for licensure in North Carolina.

The PGY2 Program includes the following rotation experiences as listed below:

  • Required Experiences

    The following nine months are required:

    • Adult Antimicrobial Stewardship (2 months total)
    • Adult Infectious Diseases Consults (2 months total)
    • Microbiology
    • ID/HIV Clinic
    • Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)
    • Emergency Department Culture Call-Back
    • Research
  • Elective Experiences

    Elective experiences can include any of the following, to include a total of 3 months of additional rotation experience:

    • Adult Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • Adult Infectious Diseases Consults
    • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    • Hematology/Oncology
    • Medical Intensive Care Unit
    • Transplant
  • Longitudinal Experiences

    Scholarship
    Residents will complete a longitudinal quality improvement or research project during the residency year. Projects are designed to answer discrete clinical questions and produce results suitable for presentation and publication. A month-long rotation experience is incorporated within the residency year to aid in project completion.

    Practice Management
    Residents will work on medication initiatives related to safety and cost savings. They will also have opportunities for interdisciplinary committee involvement including the Antimicrobial Utilization and Stewardship Subcommittee of the Vidant Health System P&T and VMC Infection Control Committee.

    Teaching
    Teaching activities include precepting students and/or PGY1 pharmacy practice residents, presentations for infectious diseases and/or pharmacy audiences, and other in-services.

    Hospital Pharmacy Practice Experience
    Pharmacy practice experiences include staffing every third weekend.

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Benefits

Benefits

Resident Stipend: Approximately $51,000
Resident Benefits:

  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Dental and vision plan
  • 25 days of PTO
  • Educational leave
  • Travel allowance for selected meetings
  • Lab coats

Application Process

All materials must be submitted through ASHP’s Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Three professional references are required, with each completing a minimum of 10 of the available comment fields. A separate letter of recommendation is not required. Selection of applicants is based upon academic performance, relevant experience, candidate goals, strength of references and on-site interview. Some applicants may be screened by phone on a rolling basis.

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2022 Application Deadline: January 5, 2022
All materials must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

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For Additional Information

Nicole C. Nicolsen, PharmD, BCPS
Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Vidant Medical Center
Phone: 252-847-2321
Email: [email protected]