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
- Annual salary: $48,000
- Benefits include PTO, paid holidays, health/dental/life/liability insurance
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Kansas City, KS 66160
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Meet our resident
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.
- Infectious diseases consultation services
- Immunocompromised hosts
- Clinical microbiology laboratory
- Antimicrobial stewardship, clinical
- Antimicrobial stewardship program administration
- Medical Intensive Care Unit
- Blood and marrow transplantation service
- Human immunodeficiency virus and outpatient infectious diseases clinic
- Internal medicine
- Inpatient pharmacy departmental service
- Antimicrobial stewardship
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.
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, 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, 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, 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
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
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- 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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