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.
The University of Utah Health Care PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency is a structured, 12-month learning program that will provide the resident with the skills to practice as an Infectious Diseases specialist in a variety of settings. One PGY-2 resident position is available each year. Foundational learning experiences include clinical rotations with the adult general and immunocompromised infectious diseases consult services, antimicrobial stewardship, outpatient infectious diseases/HIV, hematology/oncology intensive care, and clinical microbiology. Additionally, administrative, teaching, leadership, and research skills will be developed through various longitudinal projects and activities throughout the year. The program is intended to be customized to the individual resident’s goals and interests. A partial list of elective opportunities includes pediatric infectious diseases, solid organ transplant, bone marrow transplant, cystic fibrosis, critical care including medical, surgical, cardiovascular, or burn, and clinical research. An application for accreditation through ASHP has been submitted. The program is currently in “candidate” status.
Highlights of Experience
Microbiology experiences will occur at ARUP laboratories, a national reference laboratory, offering the resident practical experience with highly sophisticated and specialized assays. Extensive teaching opportunities in a variety of settings are available through our affiliation with the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. Several opportunities for scholarship are available beyond the required longitudinal research project. Additionally, work-life balance is encouraged and Salt Lake City’s proximity to the mountains allows for convenient outdoor recreation.
Site and Facilities
The University of Utah Health (UUH) provides regional referral for five states. UUH is a level 1 trauma center, specialized services are provided in burn, surgical, medical, oncology, and neurosurgical intensive care. Outstanding programs include critical care, transplant, cystic fibrosis, neurology, HIV/AIDS, primary care, oncology, and medical/surgical services. UUH is a research-oriented tertiary medical center. It is affiliated with the colleges of pharmacy, nursing, health, and the school of medicine. Laboratory services are provided by ARUP laboratories, a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory. The Salt Lake metropolitan area has a population of approximately 1 million people. It is located at the base of the Wasatch Front of the Rocky Mountains. The city and region provide cultural and four-season recreational activities.
University of Utah Health Pharmacy Services provides an ideal setting to pursue a residency in a variety of pharmacy practice areas. As part of the University of Utah Health located in Salt Lake City, Utah, pharmacists play an integral role in providing state-of-the-art clinical care during more than 1.7 million patient visits. Our department collaborates with a diverse number of nationally recognized experts on numerous research and publication opportunities. We offer the opportunity to work in a health care setting focused on patient care and teamwork. We are excited to offer residencies in the following areas:
Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) - general and ambulatorytracks
Health-System Pharmacy Administration (PGY1&2)
Ambulatory Care (PGY2)
Critical Care (PGY2)
Drug Information (PGY2)
Infectious Diseases (PGY2)
Internal Medicine (PGY2)
Solid Organ Transplant (PGY2)
Emergency Medicine (PGY2)