The infectious diseases residency is a one-year ASHP-accredited specialty residency that offers in-depth experience in a variety of areas including antimicrobial stewardship, infectious diseases consults (5 adult consult teams), microbiology lab, infection prevention and control, outpatient antimicrobial therapy, and HIV clinic. Residents also participate in providing 24-hour clinical pharmacy services through the in-house on-call program, provide longitudinal staffing, and are provided dedicated research time. Various elective opportunities are available including but not limited to, pediatric infectious diseases, solid organ transplantation, hematologic malignancy, medical and surgical critical care, emergency department, academia, and PK/PD research. Precepting and teaching students in advance pharmacy practice experiences and didactic settings is also emphasized.
The primary emphasis of the program is to develop clinicians with expertise in antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases management allowing them to be successful in clinical practice, academia, and/or industry. Our hope as an ID program is that residents leaving UK HealthCare strive to fulfill our antimicrobial stewardship program mission wherever they go: to optimize the use of antimicrobials to improve clinical outcomes and decrease the spread of antimicrobial resistance through collaboration, education, research and innovation.
UKHealthcare is a 1040 bed tertiary care center located in the heart of the Bluegrass in Lexington, KY. It serves as a primary care center for the citizens of Kentucky (#1 hospital in KY by US News & World Report) and includes services such as a Level 1 Trauma Center, TJC certified comprehensive stroke and epilepsy centers, an ECMO Center of Excellence, and active kidney, liver, heart, and lung transplant centers. The Department of Pharmacy is composed of over 300 pharmacists within practice settings ranging from Critical Care, Internal Medicine, and Transplant to Infusion Centers, Retail Pharmacy, and Specialty Pharmacy. Pharmacy service integration across the enterprise provides pharmacy residents countless opportunities to advance patient care and facilitate service growth.
UK HealthCare is committed to the pillars of academic health care—research, education and clinical care. Dedicated to the health of the people of Kentucky, we will provide the most advanced patient care and serve as an information resource. We will strengthen local health care and improve the delivery system by partnering with community hospitals and physicians. We will support the organization’s education... and research needs by offering cutting edge services on par with the nation’s best providers.
The vision of UK HealthCare is to achieve national recognition as a Top 20 public academic health center, providing optimal multidisciplinary health care and developing advanced medical therapeutics for the people of Kentucky and surrounding regions.