The PGY2 residency in infectious diseases is designed to provide the resident with an intense, concentrated and diverse twelve-month training program with a focus on antimicrobial stewardship and the clinical application of antimicrobial pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. The resident will gain knowledge in pharmacokinetic monitoring, antimicrobial drug utilization, formulary consideration, as well as restrictive and non-restrictive formulary models. The resident will have experiences in the following hospital settings: academic, community, and pediatrics. At the completion of this residency, the resident will be prepared for a position as a Clinical Specialist in an inpatient setting and able to implement an antimicrobial stewardship program within a hospital site or healthcare system in a community or academic setting. The Seton Healthcare Family (SHF) Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program is an accredited program and therefore adheres to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Accreditation standards for PGY2 Programs and Educational Outcomes, Goals, and Objectives for the PGY2 Residency in ID.
Rotations within the PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency program are typically 4 weeks in length. Each learning experience has written goals, objectives and learning activities.
Required 4-week rotations in the PGY2 ID program include:
Antimicrobial Stewardship (2 months)
Infectious Diseases Consult service (2 months)
Critical Care (adult)
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Infection Prevention (2 weeks)
Microbiology Laboratory (2 weeks)
Pediatric Critical Care
Not all rotations are available at all times. Scheduling is dependent on preceptor availability, P4 student schedule of the preceptor, and schedules of the other residents.
Residents have several longitudinal responsibilities, including completing a research project with a final manuscript write-up for publication, administrative assignments, staffing, and monthly journal club participation. Research and leadership programming is scheduled for the residents throughout the training year.
About Seton Healthcare Family PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency
Seton Healthcare Family is a 12 hospital network in Austin and the surrounding area. The primary base for the residency program is at Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas (a large tertiary care, academic institution and Level I trauma center). However, residents also have the opportunity to complete rotations at 4 of our community hospitals, our psychiatric hospital, and our free-standing pediatric hospital. As full-time employees, residents receive medical and dental coverage. Employees may select from multiple medical and dental options for self and dependents. Additional information can be found at https://www.seton.net/careers/why-choose-us/.