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Pharmacy Residency Program: Infectious Diseases


NOTE: This position has been filled for the 2017-2018 residency year.

Program Type: ASHP Accredited PGY2 Residency
ASHP Match Number: 603255

Purpose: To prepare infectious diseases clinical pharmacists who can successfully serve health care organizations as the ultimate resource for information about anti-infectives and for decision-making affecting the care of these patients. The specific program of study over the year for a given resident may vary in structure and area of emphasis based upon the entering resident’s knowledge, experience, and interests.

Program Overview: Over the course of the year the resident will: gain experience in the management of common and uncommon infectious diseases in variety of patient populations; develop a solid understanding of microbiology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antimicrobial therapy; strengthen his/her communication skills through formal and informal presentations and interactions with other healthcare providers in a variety of settings; participate in an infectious diseases and pharmacy related interdisciplinary committee; enhance his/her teaching skills by precepting pharmacy students on infectious disease rotations and the instruction of 3rd year pharmacy students in the infectious diseases elective at the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy.


  • Core rotations:
    • Adult General Infectious Diseases Consult Service
    • Adult Inpatient AIDS/HIV Services
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
    • Adult Solid Organ Transplant/Oncology Infectious Diseases Consult Service
    • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consult Service
    • Foundations in Microbiology Laboratory
    • Longitudinal Adult Outpatient HIV/AIDS Clinic
  • Electives rotations:
    • Any of the required rotations can be repeated as elective rotations
    • Hematology malignancies
    • Bone Marrow Transplant
    • Internal Medicine
    • Solid Organ Transplant
    • Critical Care (MICU, SICU, NCCU, CCU)
    • Outpatient Infectious Diseases Clinics
    • Other elective rotations can be arranged depending on the availability and residents interests 

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Program Director


Edina Avdic, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, AQ-ID

Title: Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Associate Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business
Administration, Drake University
Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Avdic is the associate director of the antimicrobial stewardship program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is also the Director of the PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program. Dr. Avdic received her combined Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration degree from the Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She completed her Pharmacy Practice and Infectious Diseases Specialty Residencies at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Avdic is actively involved in variety of professional pharmacy and infectious diseases organizations. She serves as a co-chair of the Maryland Society of Health System Pharmacists (MSHP) Antimicrobial Stewardship committee and a pharmacy director for the CDC’s campaign Get Smart for Healthcare. 

Dr. Avdic’s practice and research interests are in the area of antimicrobial stewardship and management of patients with multidrug resistant organisms. She is committed to development of tools and methods that promote optimal antimicrobial use to decrease antimicrobial resistance and education of healthcare professionals and public on the subject of appropriate antimicrobial use and development of resistance.


Edina Avdic, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, AQ-ID
Program Director, Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency
Location:Department of Pharmacy
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe Street , Osler 425
Baltimore , MD 21287-5425
Phone: 443-287-4570