PGY2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Residency
Program Overview and Rotations
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.
Orientation (4 weeks for outside residents; 2 weeks for those that completed a Moses Cone PGY1)
Infectious Diseases Inpatient Consult Service - 3 months
Infectious Diseases Clinic (Longitudinal - One half day a week and a 1 month immersion experience)
Antimicrobial Stewardship - 3 months
Critical Care Medicine - 1 month
Research/Academia - Longitudinal
Administration - Longitudinal
Staffing (every fifth weekend – 12 hour shifts)
Internal Medicine (1 month)
Emergency Medicine (1 month)
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
Rachel Rumbarger, PharmD, BCPS
James Groce, PharmD, CACP
Application Deadline is January 2rd, 2018!
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.
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
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.