The goal of this residency is to produce a clinical pharmacist with expertise at managing patients with infectious diseases and develop future leaders in antimicrobial stewardship. The residency is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from general hospital practice to specialized practice focused on the care of patients with infectious diseases through incorporation with an experienced antimicrobial stewardship team (AST).
The antimicrobial stewardship program at Indiana University Health has been in place for over 20 years and has been training PGY2 infectious diseases residents throughout that time. The AST and residency program focuses on: 1) Application of sound pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles in the selection of rational antimicrobial dosing. 2) Integration with the microbiology laboratory to provide rapid and useful information to clinicians. 3) Optimization of electronic resources, selection of antimicrobial agents for formulary and drug shortage management. 4) Investigations in both quality improvement projects and benchtop research to drive innovation in practice. 5) Collaboration with multiple health care teams, both inpatient and outpatient, providing comprehensive medication management to patients with infectious diseases following a consistent patient care process.
Residency graduates will be able to independently guide stewardship activities, integrate with infectious disease teams in both academic and community settings, managing formulary and medication-use processes for antimicrobials. Beyond designing improvements in the anti-infective use processes, graduates will be proficient in studying and reporting these changes to ensure optimal use of medications. Success in these areas also includes the ability to provide effective medication and practice–related education to infectious diseases patients, caregivers, students, health care professionals, and the public. Graduates of the Indiana University Health PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency will be able to establish themselves as an expert for infectious diseases pharmacy-related information and resources in a diverse range of practice settings.
PGY1 Residency on track to be completed by July 1
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