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Pharmacy Residency Program: Infectious Diseases
Program Type: ASHP Accredited PGY2 Residency
ASHP Match Number: 603255
NOTE: This position has been filled for the 2021 – 2022 residency year.
Program Purpose: To contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists specialized in infectious diseases by building upon knowledge and clinical skills obtained during Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training. The PGY2-ID residency provides residents with a diverse range of clinical experiences, allowing them to develop the specialized evidence-based knowledge base required for them to function independently as infectious diseases practitioners. Residents who successfully complete the accredited PGY2-ID pharmacy residency are well prepared for advanced patient care, academic, and/or other specialized positions. Residents will also be well prepared for infectious diseases board certification.
Over the course of the year, the resident will 1) gain experience in the management of common and uncommon infectious diseases in a variety of patient populations; 2) develop a solid understanding of clinical microbiology and pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of antimicrobial therapy; 3) strengthen his/her communication skills through formal and informal presentations and interactions with other healthcare providers in a variety of settings; 4) participate in an infectious diseases and pharmacy related interdisciplinary committee; and 5) enhance his/her teaching skills by precepting pharmacy students on infectious disease rotations and instructing 3rd year pharmacy students in the infectious diseases elective at the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy. Rotational experiences will be tailored to the entering resident’s knowledge, experience, and interests.
- To prepare highly qualified infectious diseases clinical pharmacists to successfully serve healthcare 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
- To develop clinical research skills in the area of antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases pharmacotherapy
- To enhance residents’ presentation, writing and teaching skills for anticipated job responsibilities that will include precepting pharmacy students and residents, providing education on antimicrobial therapy to various healthcare professionals, delivering formal and informal presentations and contribute to the development of guidelines for antimicrobial use
- Orientation - 1 month
- Adult Antimicrobial Stewardship Program - 2 months
- Adult General Infectious Diseases Consult Service - 2 months
- Adult Inpatient AIDS/HIV Service - 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 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):
Adult Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy -1 month
Adult Outpatient HIV Clinic – 1 month
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 the residents’ interests and experience needs.
All applications will be accepted through PHORCAS Click Here
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 Practice Residency
Alice Jenh Hsu, Pharm.D., BCPS, AQ-ID
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Co-Director, Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Dr. Hsu is the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and the Co-Director of the Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She completed her Pharmacy Practice and Infectious Diseases Specialty Residencies at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Hsu’s clinical practice and research interests include antimicrobial stewardship, optimal management of infectious diseases in the pediatric population, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials, and pediatric/adolescent HIV. Dr. Hsu is one of the authors of the Pediatric Antibiotic Guidelines: Treatment recommendations for hospitalized children. She has presented at national meetings on a variety of infectious diseases topics and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in various journals.
Alice Jenh Hsu, Pharm.D., BCPS, AQ-ID
Program Director, Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency
Department of Pharmacy
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Baltimore, MD 21287