The primary emphasis of the PGY-2 Infectious Disease (ID) Residency program at Grady Health System is to develop clinicians with expertise in pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases and antimicrobial management. Over the course of the year the resident will: gain experience in the management of common and uncommon infectious diseases; develop a solid understanding of microbiology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials; strengthen his/her communication skills through formal and informal presentations and interactions with other healthcare providers in a variety of settings; participate in an infectious diseases and pharmacy related interdisciplinary committees. In addition, the resident will enhance his/her teaching skills by precepting pharmacy practice residents and/or students on infectious disease rotations. Residents who successfully complete the PGY-2 ID residency program possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in infectious diseases (BCIDP).
Pharmacy residency training at Grady was established in 1996. Residents participate in a 24-hour in house on-call program unique to only a few programs nationally. In this capacity, residents are responsible for addressing drug information questions, responding to pharmacokinetic consults, anticoagulation consults, and participating as a member of the Code Blue Response and Stroke Response teams. All residency programs consist of training and experience under the preceptorship of full-time Grady-employed Clinical Pharmacists. All members of the clinical staff have a one or two years of residency training from an accredited program. The PGY-2 ID Pharmacy Residency training year is July 1 through June 30 of the following year.
Microbiology Laboratory (2 week)
General Adult Infectious Diseases consultation service