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Residency Programs: Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency (PGY-2)

The Infectious Diseases (PGY-2) specialty residency provides the resident with a robust experience in management of patients with infectious diseases across multiple different inpatient service lines including: infectious diseases consults, medical and surgical intensive care, cardiothoracic surgery, and emergency medicine. This goal of this program is for the resident to become well-versed in the multiple facets of infectious diseases, microbiology, and antimicrobial stewardship. The program is new and will be seeking accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

As a member of the health care team, the resident assumes responsibility and accountability for safe and appropriate drug therapy and efficient delivery of care to patients. The resident is also involved in the academic, administrative, formulary management, and clinical drug research activities of the department.

Program

Due to the active involvement of a highly skilled and motivated team of pharmacy practitioners with a variety of medical services, the resident is provided with a wide range of opportunities and experiences in the provision of pharmaceutical care. Requirements of the program consist of the following core rotations:

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (4 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases Consult Service I (8 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases Consult Service II (8 weeks)
  • Microbiology (4 weeks)
  • Medical Critical Care (4 weeks)
  • Surgical/Trauma Critical Care (4 weeks)

Longitudinal learning experiences occur in Infectious Diseases Practice, Infectious Diseases Patient Care, Staffing and Research. Elective learning experiences may be selected from the following:

  • Academia/Infectious Disease
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases Transplant
  • Medical Critical Care II
  • Surgical/Trauma Critical Care II

Other experiences include both hospital and departmental committee participation, completion of a drug monograph or MUE, providing major and minor presentations, and completion of the UF Teaching Certificate Program (optional).

Program Director

Christopher A Jankowski, Pharm.D., BCPS

Program Length

Twelve months, beginning in July

Benefits

  • Stipend
  • 7 days of personal leave
  • 5 paid holidays
  • Professional time for conferences, research and interviews
  • Health insurance
  • Dental coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Educational and professional travel allowances
  • Dedicated office space
  • Laptop

Application Requirements

Eligibility requirements for the residency program include the following:

  • Graduate from an ACPE-accredited college or school of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy (PGY-1) Residency
  • Eligible for licensure in the State of Florida – all residents must take their exams prior to the start of the residency
  • On-site interview
  • For non-resident alien applicants, authorization for employment that is valid through the residency period is required

Application Materials

  • Applicant information
  • Letter of intent
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation from three (3) professional sources
  • Official transcript of applicant’s pharmacy coursework and grades

The application deadline is January 5th.

Application materials should be submitted through PhORCAS.

Contact Information

Residency Coordinator
UF Health Jacksonville
Department of Pharmacy
655 West 8th Street, C-89
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Phone: (904) 244-4157
Fax: (904) 244-4272
E-mail: pharmacyresidency@jax.ufl.edu

After the application is complete and reviewed, the residency selection committee will notify selected applicants to arrange an onsite interview.