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Pharmacy Residency Program: Infectious Diseases


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

Program Purpose: to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists specialized in infectious diseases. The PGY2-ID residency provides residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2-ID pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with infectious diseases board certification.

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. 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 Goals

  • To prepare highly qualified infectious diseases pharmacists to successfully serve health care organizations as the ultimate resource for antimicrobial pharmacotherapy.
  • To train future pharmacy leaders in antimicrobial stewardship who will work to improve antimicrobial use within an organization and optimize antimicrobial therapy in patients with infectious diseases.
  • To develop clinical research skills in the area of antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. 
  • To enhance their presentation, writing and teaching skills for anticipated job responsibilities that will include precepting pharmacy students and residents, providing education about antimicrobial therapy to various healthcare professionals, delivering formal and informal presentations and contribute to antibiotic use guidelines development.


Required Rotations

  • Orientation - 1 month
  • Adult Antimicrobial Stewardship Program - 2 months
  • Adult General Infectious Diseases Consult Service - 2 months
  • Adult Inpatient AIDS/HIV Services - 1 month 
  • Adult Oncology/Transplant Infectious Diseases Consult Service -1 month
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consult Service -1 month
  • Foundations in Microbiology Laboratory – 1-2 weeks 
  • Adult Antimicrobial Stewardship at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHBMC), off campus rotation – 1 month

Required Longitudinal Experiences

  • Longitudinal Outpatient Infectious Diseases Clinic – ½ day/week for 6 month
  • Longitudinal Infectious Diseases Leadership Experience - 1 year
  • Longitudinal Education and Teaching Experience- 1 year

  • Residency Research Project ~1 year

  • On-call Experience -1 year
  • Staffing Experience -1 year

Elective Rotations (1 month experience each): 

  •  Medical Intensive Care Unit - 1 month
  • Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship- 1 month
    Any of the required rotations can be repeated as elective rotations. Other learning experiences may be arranged depending on residents’ interested and experience needs.

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Application Information:
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Pre-requisites for the Infectious Diseases PGY-2 Residency Program:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school or college
  • Successful completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy residency

Program Director



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

Title: Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Associate Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program


Dr. Avdic is the Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and the Associate Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She developed and continues to serve as 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’s practice and research interests are in the area of antimicrobial stewardship and management of patients with multidrug-resistant organisms. She is committed to the development of tools and methods that promote optimal antimicrobial use, use of rapid diagnostic assays as a tool to optimize antimicrobial therapy and education of healthcare professionals on the subject of appropriate antimicrobial use and development of resistance.

Dr. Avdic is actively involved in variety of professional pharmacy and infectious diseases organizations, most notably SIDP, SHEA, MSHP, ASHP and had served as one of the infectious diseases specially council members on the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.  She has presented at local, national and international meetings on a variety of infectious diseases topics and has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters. Dr. Avdic is one of the pharmacology editors of the The Johns Hopkins POC-IT ABX Guide and HIV Guide.


Edina Avdic, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, AQ-ID
Program Director, Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency
Department of Pharmacy
600 North Wolfe Street, Halsted 835

Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: 443-287-4570