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PGY2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Residency

Program Overview and Rotations

Program Overview

After an orientation period, the PGY2 ID resident will work closely with the program director to develop a rotation schedule individualized to the resident’s goals and residency requirements. This program will focus on training the resident to be an expert in infectious disease pharmacotherapy and prepare him or her to lead an antimicrobial stewardship program. This will be accomplished by working closely with ID physicians, ID pharmacists, and microbiologists. Teaching opportunities include classroom instruction for pharmacy students as well as precepting pharmacy students and PGY1 pharmacy practice residents on the infectious diseases consult service.

Required rotations:

  1. Orientation

  2. Infectious Diseases Inpatient Consult Service

  3. Infectious Diseases Clinic

  4. Antimicrobial Stewardship

  5. Critical Care Medicine

  6. Research/Academia

  7. Administration

  8. Staffing (every third weekend – 8 hour shifts)

Elective rotations:

  1. Internal Medicine

  2. Emergency Medicine

Preceptors

Preceptors

Jeremy J. Frens, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID

Jessica Millen, PharmD, BCPS

Minh Q. Pham, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP

Jordan R. Smith, PharmD

Michelle Turner, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP

Current Residents

Current Residents

Cassie Stewart, PharmD

Application

Application Deadline is January 3rd, 2017!

All Cone Health pharmacy residencies participate in the National Matching Service (NMS) match program. Applicants should register and apply through the central residency application ASHP's PhORCAS.

In addition to applying through PhORCAS, each prospective Cone Health resident must apply to be a Cone Health employee.

Please visit the Moses Cone Hospital – Cone Health PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy ASHP residency listing to obtain the NMS match code needed to apply.

When applying through PhORCAS, prospective residents should complete the following:

    • Provide a current curriculum vitae and letter of intent.
    • Request an official transcript of your grades to be forwarded directly to the PhORCAS Transcripts Department.
    • Ask three references who are familiar with your professional and academic background to complete reference documents in PhORCAS. We prefer that you ask clinical faculty members and/or employers to provide your references.
      • We request that your references include comments in at least 10 of the 13 comment boxes on the form in place of writing a traditional letter of recommendation.
      • The program specific comment box is optional.

    Other Resources

    Message from the Director:

    Thank you for your interest in Infectious Diseases Pharmacy!

    Cone Health started the PGY2 infectious diseases (ID) residency in 2016 after being heavily involved in antimicrobial stewardship and ID for many years. The PGY2 resident will work closely with staff from infectious diseases, microbiology, infection prevention, and pharmacy to improve antibiotic use throughout our six-hospital system. We have utilized clinical decision support software since 2009, which greatly aids in our antimicrobial stewardship efforts. We also feel that knowledge of ambulatory infectious diseases like HIV and hepatitis C is extremely important; the resident will be involved in a weekly ambulatory care experience at the Regional Center for Infectious Disease and will work closely with our dedicated ambulatory care ID pharmacist as well as physician and nursing staff.

    Precepting experiences abound with opportunities to mentor pharmacy students and PGY1 pharmacy residents, as well as participate in classroom instruction at High Point University College of Pharmacy.

    After an orientation period, we will work together to develop a plan to meet the candidate’s professional goals and residency requirements.

    Jeremy J. Frens, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID

    Program Purpose

    The PGY2 pharmacy residency in ID is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice focused on the care of patients with infectious diseases. Residency graduates are equipped to participate as integral members of interdisciplinary teams caring for patients with infectious diseases, assuming responsibility for their pharmaceutical care. They are also trained to provide this care as independent practitioners. The wealth of residency graduates’ knowledge of infectious diseases and their treatment with the anti-infective class of medications, combined with extensive care of individuals with infectious diseases, produces pharmacists who can successfully serve health care organizations as the ultimate resource for information and decision making related to anti-infectives and infectious diseases. This includes leadership in formulary decision making for anti-infectives.

    Exiting residents have been trained to assume responsibility for identifying and implementing opportunities to improve the medication-use system in the ID practice area.

    Groomed for practice leadership, ID pharmacy residency graduates can be expected to continue their pursuit of expertise in practice; to possess advanced skills to identify the pharmacotherapy and medication-use training needs of other health care professionals caring for individuals with infectious diseases; to deliver effective training to those health care professionals; and to contribute to public health efforts for health improvement, wellness, and the prevention of infectious diseases. In this public health role, they are trained to initiate efforts to reduce the spread of antibiotic resistance and vaccine preventable diseases.