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Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency

The University of Kansas Health System provides residents with the skills and knowledge to practice in antimicrobial stewardship and as an infectious diseases clinical specialist. This residency program is designed to transition postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice focused on the care of patients with complex infectious diseases in numerous settings. Antimicrobial stewardship is a secondary focus of the residency, with an emphasis on population management strategies throughout a large health system.

Residency program purpose statement

The postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) infectious diseases residency program is designed to provide residents with robust experience in the clinical management of patients with infectious diseases as well as population level management through antimicrobial stewardship. We work closely with the infectious disease physicians and fellows covering 8 consult services that manage a diverse patient population, including patients with cystic fibrosis, hematologic and oncologic malignancies, solid organ and bone marrow transplants.

For more information on the infectious diseases division, faculty and fellowship program please visit the University of Kansas Medical Center.

The PGY2 resident will have the opportunity to experience dedicated time in the clinical microbiology laboratory and actively participate in educational opportunities offered through the infectious diseases fellowship program and the University of Kansas College of Pharmacy. Longitudinal responsibilities include participation in the antimicrobial stewardship program, inpatient pharmacy department staffing, research and education. Completion of this program will prepare the resident for a career in clinical practice and antimicrobial stewardship.

  • Length of program: 12 months (approximately July-June)
  • Number of positions: 1

Current benefits

  • Annual salary: $48,000
  • Benefits include PTO, paid holidays, health/dental/life/liability insurance
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Contact us

The University of Kansas Health System
Pharmacy
4000 Cambridge St., Mailstop 4040
Kansas City, KS 66160
Nicole Wilson

Antimicrobial stewardship coordinator and PGY2 infectious diseases residency program director

Nikki Wilson, PharmD, BCIDP

Phone: 913-945-8639

Follow us on Twitter or Instagram, @tukhspharmres

Meet our resident

Matt Spence profile

Matt Spence, PGY2: Infectious diseases

Hometown: Kingsport, Tennessee

Pharmacy school: East Tennessee State University – Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

PGY1: Johnson City Medical Center

Practice interests: Gram-negative bacteria resistance mechanisms, staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, HIV and stewardship

Hobbies: Watching movies and TV shows, hanging out with friends, trying new restaurants and foods, and exploring new breweries.

Research project: Treatment Outcomes in Patients with Enterobacter cloacae complex Infections with Carbapenem Discordance.

Why I chose The University of Kansas Health System: I chose The University of Kansas Health System because of how ingrained pharmacy and pharmacist are in patient care. The ID team is highly valued not only within the ID division and its fellows and attendings, but throughout. I could tell that by coming here I would be able to see a wide variety of infections and help with antimicrobial stewardship not only at the main hospital but system-wide.

Infectious diseases residency learning experiences

The PGY2 infectious diseases residency at The University of Kansas Health System is tailored to the interests and the career goals of each resident. The residency year is organized into both rotational and longitudinal experiences as further described below.

Required experiences

  • Orientation
  • Infectious diseases consultation services
    • General
    • Immunocompromised hosts
  • Clinical microbiology laboratory
  • Antimicrobial stewardship, clinical
  • Antimicrobial stewardship program administration

Elective experiences

  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Blood and marrow transplantation service
  • Human immunodeficiency virus and outpatient infectious diseases clinic
  • Internal medicine

Longitudinal experiences

  • Inpatient pharmacy departmental service
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Research

There are many opportunities to customize the program to fit your individual interests through elective learning experiences. Additional rotations may be developed in addition to those listed here. Please contact the RPD for additional information.

Preceptors

Eric Gregory

Eric Gregory, PharmD, BCIDP, Clinical infectious diseases pharmacist

Pharmacy school: Butler University

PGY1: University of Kentucky

PGY2: University of Kentucky

Research interests: Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, clinical pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, antimicrobial stewardship

Matt Mason

Matt Mason, PharmD, Clinical infectious diseases pharmacist

Pharmacy school: Thomas Jefferson University

PGY1: Christiana Care Health System

PGY2: Houston Methodist Hospital

Research interests: Gram negative resistance, invasive fungal infections

Megan Klatt profile

Megan Klatt, PharmD, Clinical infectious diseases pharmacist

Pharmacy school: University of Michigan

PGY1: University of Wisconsin Health

PGY2: Michigan Medicine

Research interests: Antimicrobial stewardship, diagnostic stewardship and clinical pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics

Nicholas Britt

Nicholas Britt, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, Assistant professor of pharmacy practice

Pharmacy school: University of Kansas School of Pharmacy

MS clinical and translational research: University of Kansas

PGY1: Barnes Jewish Hospital

PGY2: Barnes Jewish Hospital

Research interests: Translational research, multidrug-resistant organisms, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, sepsis, cystic fibrosis, immunology

Moly Sneed

Molly Steed, PharmD, Clinical associate professor of infectious diseases

Pharmacy school: University of Wisconsin

PGY1: University of Kentucky

PGY2: University of Kentucky

Infectious diseases pharmacotherapy fellowship: Anti-infective Research Laboratory

Research interests: Enterococcal and staphylococcal resistance and treatment

Application information

Informational sessions

  • October 27, November 10, November 17
  • See social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn) for links

PhORCAS

Deadlines

  • Application deadline: December 31, 2021
  • Must have a valid pharmacy license in the state of Kansas prior to residency start date or by July 15, 2022.

Checklist for application

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • PhORCAS residency program application
  • ASHP resident matching program registration

National matching services (NMS) code: 619955

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