PGY2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Residency

Message from the Director:

Jeremy Frens

Cone Health started the PGY2 Infectious Diseases (ID) residency in 2016 after being heavily involved in antimicrobial stewardship and ID for many years. We received ASHP accreditation in 2017. Our goal is to train a pharmacist competent in antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases, equipped with skills that can be applied in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Past residents have found employment in ID outpatient clinics, specialty pharmacy, as well as inpatient infectious disease / antimicrobial stewardship.
Thank you for your interest in Infectious Diseases Pharmacy!

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 utilize EPIC®, VigiLanz® clinical decision support software, and Biofire® rapid diagnostics which greatly aids in our antimicrobial stewardship efforts. The resident will also be involved in a longitudinal ambulatory care experience at the Regional Center for Infectious Disease with their providers and dedicated clinical pharmacy practitioner.

Precepting experiences abound with opportunities to mentor pharmacy students and PGY1 pharmacy residents, as well as participate in classroom instruction at the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy at High Point University (HPU) and the University of North Carolina, Greensboro nurse practitioner program. The resident may also work to obtain a teaching certificate.

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

Jeremy Frens, PharmD, BCPS-AQID
Residency Program Director
PGY2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Residency
Cone Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Coordinator

Program Purpose

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Program Overview and Rotation

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 (4 weeks for outside residents; 2 weeks for those that completed a Moses Cone PGY1)

  2. Infectious Diseases Inpatient Consult Service - 3 months

  3. Infectious Diseases Clinic (Longitudinal - One day a week and a 1 month immersion experience)

  4. Antimicrobial Stewardship - 3 months

  5. Critical Care Medicine - 1 month

  6. Research - Longitudinal

  7. Administration - Longitudinal

  8. Staffing (every third weekend – 8 hour clinical shift)

Elective rotations:

  1. Internal Medicine (1 month)

  2. Emergency Medicine (1 month)

  3. Specialty Pharmacy (1 month)

  4. Academia (1 month)



  • Jeremy J. Frens, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID
  • Jessica Millen, PharmD, BCPS
  • Minh Q. Pham, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
  • Cassie Kuppelweiser, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHIVP, CPP
  • Jordan R. Smith, PharmD
  • Rachel Rumbarger, PharmD, BCPS
  • James Groce, PharmD, CACP
  • Emily Sinclair, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
  • Nick Gazda, PharmD, BCPS, CSP

Current Resident


Application Deadline is January 2nd, 2022!

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, prospective Cone Health residents must apply to be a Cone Health employee. Information regarding the Cone Health employment application can be found here.

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.

Additional Information

Regional Center for Infectious Disease

  • 9 Physicians, 2 Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Practice Practitioner specializing in PrEP, Hepatitis C, and HIV adherence
  • Case management
  • Ryan White Parts B, C and D
  • 340(b) eligible
  • Active in clinical trials with HIV and Hepatitis C
  • Travel medicine
  • Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) monitoring


  • Health plan
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 25 Paid Annual Leave (PAL) days
  • Continuing education support
  • Licensure and certification support
  • Publication support
  • Travel reimbursements for conferences

Residency Recruitment Information

Please join us at one of our live program overview webinars here.