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Purpose 

The purpose of the Carolinas Medical Center PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency is to train residents through diverse rotational experiences, clinical research and teaching and precepting opportunities to become independent clinicians and leaders in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy.

Program Structure 

The PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency is a twelve-month program in which the majority of required clinical learning experiences are one month in duration. The program allows for flexibility so that elective rotations can be tailored based on the resident’s clinical interests and career goals. This program will accept its first resident beginning in 2017 and is currently in pre-candidate status for ASHP accreditation.

Estimated Start Date: July 1

Estimated Stipend: $50,000

Required Learning Experiences

  • Orientation (1 month)
  • Infectious Diseases Consult Service (2 months)
  • Adult Antimicrobial Stewardship (2 months)
  • Immunocompromised Infectious Diseases (1 month, note either solid organ transplant or hematologic malignancy/stem cell transplant are pre-requisites, may be completed as PGY1)
  • Clinical Microbiology Lab (2-4 weeks)
  • HIV (1 month)
  • Quality and Practice Management in Stewardship (1 month)
  • Research (1 month)
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (1 month)*

*Required if not done as PGY1 resident 

Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences  

The following experiences will be longitudinal and will be evaluated at least quarterly throughout the year. 

  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Clinical Research Project (longitudinal with one month rotation in December) 
  • Quality Improvement Project 
  • Antimicrobial Support Network (ASN) Staffing  
  • Rapid Diagnostics On-Call Pager 
  • Teaching/Precepting throughout the year (including journal clubs and presentations at ASN Journal Club, in-services, 1-hour ACPE-accredited continuing education, pharmacy noon conference) 
  • Practice Leadership (includes serving on the Infectious Diseases Coordinating Committee, Infection Prevention Committee, and guideline/protocol development) 
  • Teaching and Learning Curriculum (Optional) 

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Bone and Joint Infections
  • New Stewardship Program Implementation and Rehabilitation
  • Trauma Intensive Care Unit 
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit 
  • Hematologic Malignancy/Stem Cell Transplantation 
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric BMT (Pediatric ID pre-requisite) 
  • Pediatric Critical Care (Pediatric ID pre-requisite)
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