The Infectious Diseases PGY2 Pharmacy Residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (ALGH) is based on the principles and philosophies set forth in the " Accreditation Standard for Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency Programs," established by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
The program provides comprehensive, postgraduate training in adult and pediatric infectious diseases consult services, adult and pediatric antimicrobial stewardship, hospital epidemiology, microbiology, pathology, and other acute patient care opportunities in a variety of clinical areas such as medical, cardiac and surgical intensive care units, emergency medicine, hematology/oncology, general medicine, and pediatrics with an emphasis on pharmaceutical care for the patient with suspected or confirmed infection. The program also provides many teaching opportunities allowing the resident experience providing education to various populations (e.g., medical residents and students, pharmacy residents and student, nurses, attending physicians, etc.). The program is flexible enough to provide the resident with an opportunity to concentrate on a practice area of special interest. The program goes beyond content knowledge from completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency to develop cognitive and professional skills in an acute care, infectious diseases setting.
The purpose of the ALGH PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency is to develop competent, confident, mature pharmacy practitioners that hold high professional standards that guide them in providing the best possible infectious diseases drug therapy. This is done through exposure to and experience in a variety of intensive care unit settings, precepted by role models whose coaching and mentoring helps to shape the residents' practice philosophy. The resident significantly contributes to the health-system by assuming an active rather than a spectator role in decision-making, project management, research, and other activities, all within the framework of the Mission, Values, and Philosophy of Advocate Health Care.
Graduates of the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Infectious Diseases residency program will be prepared to practice as infectious diseases clinical pharmacy specialists who are able to provide a variety of services including infectious diseases consult services, antimicrobial stewardship program development and management in an acute care setting (academic medical center/community hospital environment) at a site- and system level.
Upon completion of the infectious diseases residency, the resident should be able to:
Provide pharmaceutical care in a variety of critical care practice settings, as a competent, confident practitioner.
Function as a member of the health care team, demonstrating maturity and effective interpersonal communication skills.
Apply the highest standards of professional practice, demonstrating a commitment to the practice of pharmacy.
Through self-assessment, to be able to manage their own practice and monitor their own development.
Effectively educate other health care professionals, patients and community members regarding health care issues.
Demonstrate personal drive and enthusiasm to become a leader in the practice of pharmacy in an infectious diseases setting.
In collaboration with the health care team, provide comprehensive medication management to patients with infectious diseases following a consistent patient care process.
Ensure continuity of care during infectious diseases patient transitions between care settings.
Manage antimicrobial stewardship activities.
Demonstrate ability to manage formulary and medication-use processes for infectious diseases patients, as applicable to the organization and antimicrobial stewardship program.
Demonstrate ability to conduct a quality improvement or research project.
Manage and improve anti-infective-use processes.
Establish oneself as an organizational expert for infectious diseases pharmacy-related information and resources.
Demonstrate leadership skills for successful self-development in the provision of care for infectious diseases patients.
Demonstrate management skills in the provision of care for infectious diseases patients.
Provide effective medication and practice-related education to infectious diseases patients, caregivers, health care professionals, students, and the public (individuals and groups).
Effectively employ appropriate preceptor roles when engaged in teaching students, pharmacy technicians, or fellow health care professionals) about care of patients with infectious diseases.
Contribute to infectious diseases clinical, humanistic and economic outcomes analyses.
Participate in the publication process on an infectious diseases-related topic.
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States (no visas are accepted)
Successful completion of an ASHP Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and Pharm.D. or equivalent
Three Letters of Recommendation (at least 2 from PGY1 clinical preceptors)
Personal Interview onsite and phone, including an onsite infectious diseases case review
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital utilizes PhORCAS for all application material submission.