The University of Utah Health Care PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency is a structured, 12 month learning program that will provide the resident with the skills to practice as an Infectious Diseases specialist in a variety of settings. One PGY-2 resident position is available each year. Foundational learning experiences include clinical rotations with the Adult General and Immunocompromised Infectious Diseases Consult Services, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Outpatient Infectious Diseases/HIV clinic, Hematology/Oncology Intensive Care, and Clinical Microbiology. Additionally, administrative, teaching, leadership, and research skills will be developed through various longitudinal projects and activities throughout the year. The program is intended to be customized to the individual resident's goals and interests. A partial list of elective learning experiences includes Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Solid Organ Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis, Bone Marrow Transplant, Critical Care including Medical, Surgical, Cardiovascular, or Burn/Trauma, and Clinical Research. This will be the second year of the program, and an application for accreditation through ASHP has been submitted for the 2017-2018 residency year.
Highlights of Experience
As a young residency, the resident will have a unique opportunity to contribute to the curriculum and guide the future direction of the program. Microbiology experiences will occur at ARUP laboratories, a national reference laboratory, offering the resident practical experience with highly sophisticated and specialized assays. Extensive teaching opportunities in a variety of settings are available through our affiliation with the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. Several opportunities for scholarship are available beyond the required longitudinal research project. Additionally, work-life balance is encouraged and Salt Lake City’s proximity to the mountains allows for convenient outdoor recreation.
Site and Facilities
The University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) provides regional referral for five states. UUHC is a level 1 trauma center, specialized services are provided in burn, surgical, medical, oncology, and neurosurgical intensive care. Outstanding programs include critical care, transplant, cystic fibrosis, neurology, HIV/AIDS, primary care, oncology, and medical/surgical services. UUHC is a research-oriented tertiary medical center. It is affiliated with the colleges of pharmacy, nursing, health, and the school of medicine. Laboratory services are provided by ARUP laboratories, a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory. The Salt Lake metropolitan area has a population of approximately 1 million people. It is located at the base of the Wasatch Front of the Rocky Mountains. The city and region provide cultural and four-season recreational activities.
Candidates must graduate from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy program with a doctor of pharmacy degree (or equivalent combination of education and clinical experience) with a minimum GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale. Residents must have completed or be on track to complete an accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program to apply. Applicants must be eligible for Utah licensure and are expected to obtain licensure as a pharmacist in Utah within the first 90 days of the start of the program year. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States prior to July 1st (the UUHC program does not sponsor visas).
The following information must be submitted by the date specified on the residency application for the applicant to be considered for an onsite interview:
Submitted PhORCAS application
Letter of intent
College of pharmacy transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
All residency programs at UUHC use the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). No paper applications will be accepted. Completed applications in PhORCAS are reviewed, and competitive applicants are invited to attend an on-site, full-day interview in January or February. The program participates in the Resident Matching Program of ASHP.
Additional Salary Information: Pharmacy residents are classified as full-time employees of the University of Utah. They are paid a competitive salary and also receive a benefits package that includes health, dental and life insurance, and various staff discounts. To ensure the quality of the program, vacation leave is limited to ten days over the course of the year and two days per rotation. Holiday staffing requirements include one major holiday and two minor holidays. Residents are afforded travel benefits to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting each December and the Mountain States Residents Conference held each spring.
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