Our PGY2 Infectious Diseases (ID) Pharmacy Residency is a one-year postgraduate specialty training program that offers residents an immersive experience in all aspects related to ID pharmacy after they have completed a PGY1 residency.
The program has 3 major goals: 1) develop the resident into a strong antimicrobial steward; 2) gain experience in providing care to diverse population needing specialized infectious diseases and antimicrobial management; and 3) enhance knowledge, skills and attitudes of a strong preceptor. Residents will become fully integrated into the antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) team and infectious diseases department to manage the ASP service as well as assist ID providers with complex pharmaceutical regimens. Additionally, they will be expected to complete quality improvement projects, and gain experience in inpatient pharmacy leadership, including committee work and precepting activities.
Residents will complete training in pharmacy operations, required core rotations, and multiple elective rotations during the 12-month residency program. Our program partners with Stanford Hospital & Clinics to potentially offer one elective rotation to the ID pharmacy resident. The rationale for selecting the required rotations is to comply with ASHP standards and ensure that residents will acquire the necessary clinical skills to become effective practitioners of the future. Residents are encouraged to select elective rotations that match their individual preferences, and which build upon past experiences. Required rotations and elective rotations are highlighted below.
ASP Service (3 core rotations)
ID Consult (1 rotation)
HIV/ID Clinic (longitudinal)
Community Hospital ASP Service
Public Health Clinic
Stanford Hospital & Clinics elective
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All applicants must fulfill the following criteria in order to qualify for acceptance into the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program:
PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program or one in the ASHP accreditation process (i.e. – Candidate Status)
Eligible for licensure in the state of California
Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States
Favorable recommendation letters from clinical facility and/or former employers
Demonstrate collegiality, clinical knowledge, interest in research, and motivation necessary for successful completion of residency training
Completion of an interview with residency program coordinator, residency program director, director of pharmacy services, and preceptors
About County of Santa Clara Health System PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency
Our main practice site, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), is a nationally recognized public teaching facility that provides a full range of acute and ambulatory care services. SCVMC is a Level I Adult and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, Regional Burn Center, STEMI Receiving Center and Stroke Center. Located in San Jose, California, the hospital serves as a county, teaching, and safety-net hospital. The county also operates two community hospitals: O’Connor and St. Louise Regional Hospitals.