The primary objective of this specialized residency program is to provide an experience which will lead to the development of practitioner with expert knowledge and skills in the area of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. Specific goals are to optimize understanding of clinical infectious diseases, anti-infective pharmacology and pharmacotherapy, and pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials.
DRH offers a twelve-month ASHP accredited PGY2 residency in infectious diseases. The PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Resident will have the opportunity to collaborate with clinical pharmacist specialists and WSU faculty to build upon their previous knowledge base and gain a well-rounded, yet focused experience in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. The infectious diseases PGY2 residency program will be tailored to the needs of the resident based on previous clinical experience.
Each resident is required to complete the core rotations set forth by the residency program. The resident is expected to participate in patient care rounds, longitudinal HIV clinic, while developing their expertise in providing pharmaceutical care to a variety of patients. In addition the resident will provide leadership to PGY1 residents and doctor of pharmacy students, as well as participate in the development of clinical pathways and drug-use protocols for the hospital. The resident will be responsible for the completion of at least one research project of publishable quality with the results being presented at the Great Lakes Residency Conference. Other opportunities available to the resident are the peer-review of articles submitted for publication, formulation and delivery of a continuing education (CE) lecture, as well as serving as moderator for a regional Infectious Diseases & Critical Care Symposium sponsored by the Detroit Medical Center in conjunction with the Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy (EACPHS).
Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center (DRH-UHC) is a 298 bed and 93 bed emergency-trauma and ambulatory care center affiliated with Wayne State University (WSU). The institution shares a campus with Harper Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Hutzel Hospital, the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and the WSU School of Medicine and the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. All hospitals are subsidiaries of the 2250-bed Detroit Medical Center, the Academic Health Center of Wayne State University.
The Department of Pharmacy Services at Detroit Receiving Hospital provides decentralized, 24 hour, full service to all areas of the hospital. All patients admitted to DRH receive clinical pharmacotherapy monitoring. In addition to their participation on the infectious diseases consult service and antimicrobial stewardship activities the infectious diseases pharmacy resident will work as part of the multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care, including but not limited to therapeutic drug monitoring, therapeutic anticoagulation, drug information and emergency code team participation.
Detroit Receiving Hospital & University Health Center
4201 St. Antoine Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan 48201
The applicant must be an enthusiastic and highly motivated graduate of a college of pharmacy accredited in the United States and must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Michigan. Interested candidates should possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and have completed an ASHP Accredited PGY1 residency.
The resident will receive a competitive stipend, health-care coverage, and paid personal and professional leave. The resident will have the opportunity to attend a minimum of one professional meeting during the year.
Deadline: January 4, 2019
PhORCAS submission, a detailed letter of intent, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, and curriculum vitae
About Detroit Medical Center
The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) PGY2 residency programs in ambulatory care, critical care, emergency medicine, infectious diseases and pharmacotherapy. In addition, the DMC has a multi-site PGY1 residency program with 11 residents at four sites including Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper University Hospital and Sinai-Grace Hospital.