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Pharmacy Residency
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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 post-graduate 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 post-graduate 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. The University of Kansas Health System boasts 7 ID consult services that manage a diverse patient population, including patients with cystic fibrosis, burns, hematologic and oncologic malignancies, and solid organ transplants. A wide variety of bacterial, fungal and viral infections are routinely encountered. The PGY2 resident will have the opportunity to experience dedicated time in the clinical microbiology laboratory and management of patients with HIV. Additional longitudinal responsibilities include participation in the antimicrobial stewardship committee, teaching, precepting, quality improvement and research. Completion of this program will prepare the resident for a career in clinical practice or antimicrobial stewardship program administration.

  • 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 inusrance
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Contact us

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

PGY2 infectious diseases residency director
Nicole Wilson, PharmD, BCIDP

Phone: 913-945-8639

Fax: 913-588-2156

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
  • Internal medicine
  • Human immunodeficiency virus and outpatient infectious diseases clinic
  • Infectious diseases consultation. Time on each service will vary based on personal interest.
    • General
    • Immunocompromised and cystic fibrosis
  • Clinical microbiology laboratory
  • Antimicrobial stewardship, clinical
  • Antimicrobial stewardship program administration
  • Blood and marrow transplant service

Elective experiences

  • Clinical- or laboratory-based research
  • Academia
  • Informatics
  • Pediatrics
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Clinical surgery team

Longitudinal experiences

  • Antimicrobial stewardship
    • Perform audit and feedback during staffing experience
    • Design and implement interventions to improve antimicrobial use across the health system
  • Research
    • Present results of major research project at the Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference and prepare a manuscript for publication
  • Teaching and precepting
    • Precept students and PGY1 residents
    • Infectious diseases elective teaching opportunities at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy

Application information

PhORCAS

Deadlines

  • Application deadline: January 4, 2020
  • Must have a valid pharmacy license in the state of Kansas prior to residency start date or by July 15 at the latest

Checklist for application

  • Letter of intent
    • Topics to consider: Why you want to pursue this particular residency, why you have chosen our program, and personal goals the program would help you accomplish
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • PhORCAS residency program application
  • ASHP resident matching program registration
  • Application for employment: View job postings

National matching services (NMS) code: 619955

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