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PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency


The PGY2 Infectious Diseases (ID) pharmacy residency program will build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in the area of Infectious Diseases. The PGY2 residency will provide 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 of other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.

Program Expectations

  • Serve as a co-preceptor for pharmacy students and four PGY1 residents
  • Provide educational lectures to PharmD students and clinical hospital staff including, physicians, pharmacy, and nursing
  • Participate in multidisciplinary hospital committees
  • Recognize areas for quality improvement. Design, implement, and analyze outcomes of research
  • Clinical staffing every 3rd weekend

Learning Experiences

Core Rotations

  • Orientation (2-4 weeks)
  • ID Consult Service (3) (4-6 weeks)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (2) (4 weeks)
  • ID in Critical Care (4 weeks)
  • Microbiology Lab/Infection Prevention (2 weeks)
  • Clinical Research (4 weeks)

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Stewardship Activities, Teaching, and Leadership Experience
  • Laboratory Stewardship/Antibiotic Restriction
  • Pharmacokinetics Mentor for PGY1s
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention Committees
  • Teaching and Education
  • Research
  • Pharmacy Practice (staffing)
  • Clinical Staffing Every Third Weekend

Elective Rotations

  • Outpatient HIV/Outpatient ID (4 weeks)
  • Pediatric ID (4 weeks)
  • ID in the Emergency Department (4 weeks)
  • ID Consults IV (4 weeks)


  • Annual stipend $54,600
  • Opportunity for extra hours in the staffing schedule
  • Paid time off (PTO): 20 days will be accrued, which may be used for personal days, sick days, or professional interviews. At the end of the residency, any PTO time not used will be paid out to the resident at their hourly rate.
  • Educational leave to attend required conferences and meetings
  • Limited educational travel expenses (as available) within the general hospital guidelines
  • Health insurance coverage for individuals or family with specific limitations defined in the current policy

Application Information

Requirements for application:

  • Anticipated completion of a PGY1 prior to start of residency
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Pharmacy school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application due date January 3rd via Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)

Program Contact Information

Megan Van Berkel Patel, PharmD, BCCCP

Program Director
Cyle White, PharmD, BCIDP
Infectious Diseases Pharmacist
Adjunct Faculty - UTHSC College of Pharmacy
Phone: (931) 252-6252
Email: cyle.white@erlanger.org