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 advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in that practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
Pharmacists completing this residency will have a well-rounded experience involving the care of medical, surgical, and immunocompromised patients. The program is designed to develop the resident’s clinical expertise in infectious diseases and provide opportunities for research, didactic teaching and layered preceptorship, and participation in a comprehensive Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. The goal of the program is to develop as an independent practitioner and to become an integral member of an infectious diseases multidisciplinary team and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Additionally, following completion of this program, the resident will be prepared to obtain a clinical faculty appointment at a college of pharmacy or university.
The twelve month specialty residency allows the resident to increase clinical knowledge and skills in infectious diseases through a variety of practice sites, including the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, one of the nation’s premier centers for the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer, and the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, a national leader in cardiology and heart surgery.
The ID specialty residency program offers the resident the benefit of selecting a unique combination of rotations, including any of five infectious diseases consult services. These services care for diverse patient populations including: internal medicine (medical and surgical), critical care (emergency medicine, medical, surgical, and neuro), cardiovascular, bone marrow transplant, hematology/oncology, and solid organ transplant (heart, lung, liver, kidney, and kidney-pancreas). In addition, the ID resident is an integral member of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program consisting of ID physicians, pharmacists, microbiologists, infection preventionists, epidemiologists, nurses, and a data manager. The resident will participate in stewardship activities throughout the year, including on-call antimicrobial approval pager coverage, Antibiotic Subcommittee attendance, and the potential for developing ASP within the Ohio State Health Network and in Ethiopian hospitals.
Required core rotations are available in the following areas: 5-6 months – Adult Infectious Diseases Consult Service 2-3 months – Antimicrobial Stewardship Program 1 month – Microbiology Laboratory 2 months – Research 1-2 months – Electives*
*2-4 week elective rotations include, but are not limited to:
Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (including Heart Transplant Service)
Bone Marrow Transplant
Solid Organ Transplant
Medical Intensive Care
Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care
Internal Medicine (including cystic fibrosis)
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consults (in conjunction with Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
Infectious Diseases (HIV) Clinic
The resident will serve as a preceptor for PharmD students through the layered learning model, assist in facilitating case conferences and presenting didactic lectures at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, provide education to other healthcare professionals, and participate in other teaching activities. The resident will have the option to participate in the teaching certificate program in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy.
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