The infectious diseases (ID) residency is a one-year ASHP-accredited specialty residency that offers in-depth experience in a variety of areas including antimicrobial stewardship, ID consults, microbiology lab, infection prevention and control, outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy, and HIV clinic. ID consult experiences include Transplant, Bone and Joint, Endocarditis, Good Samaritan (community hospital), General, and Pediatric. The Ryan White funded Bluegrass Care Clinic (BCC), which is the major HIV/AIDS care center for central and eastern Kentucky, serves as the HIV/ID clinic rotation site. Other areas for infectious diseases electives include solid organ transplantation, bone marrow transplant, hematologic malignancy, medical and surgical critical care, emergency department, academia, PK/PD research, and more based on resident interest. Precepting and teaching students in advance pharmacy practice experiences and didactic settings is also emphasized.
The primary goal 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.
15 vacation days (not including professional leave), 10 holidays, 4 bonus holidays, professional development travel funding
Option to contribute to 403B Retirement, 5% of salary + 10% match, vested after 3 years
UK Healthcare 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, active kidney, liver, heart, and lung transplant centers, and an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. The Department of Pharmacy is composed of over 450 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.