The PGY2 Infectious Diseases (ID) Pharmacy Residency at Hartford Hospital is a one-year ASHP-accredited specialty program that provides advanced training in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and antimicrobial stewardship. The program is designed to develop the resident's clinical expertise and provide a well-rounded experience involving the care of medical, surgical, critically ill, and immunocompromised patients (e.g. solid organ transplant, oncology, HIV). Antimicrobial stewardship will be a considerable focus of the program and the resident will be actively involved in designing and implementing initiatives at Hartford Hospital as well as within the Hartford HealthCare system, which is comprised of seven acute care hospitals.
The resident will participate in several committees including Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Infection Control, and both local and system-wide Antimicrobial Stewardship Councils. There are additional opportunities for precepting and layered learning with Hartford Hospital PGY1 pharmacy residents and APPE students from the following schools of pharmacy: University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, University of Saint Joseph’s School of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island School of Pharmacy, and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Additionally, the resident will participate in pharmacokinetic/ pharmacodynamic research at Hartford Hospital's Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development. Their impressive research portfolio dates back to the late 1970’s and ranges from pre-clinical, early discovery of new antibiotic molecules, to bench top microbiology and pharmacology, to clinical pharmacokinetics, and treatment outcome studies in patients admitted to Hartford Hospital.
Upon completion of the program, the resident will be prepared to seek board certification and will have gained the necessary knowledge and expertise to succeed as an infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship clinical pharmacist.
Core Learning Experiences
Antimicrobial Stewardship I
Antimicrobial Stewardship II
Antimicrobial Stewardship III
Adult Infectious Diseases Consult I
Focused Research/Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development (CAIRD)
Hartford Hospital, part of Hartford HealthCare, is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England. Hartford Hospital is an 900+ bed urban tertiary medical center with eight ICUs and many specialty areas, including robust HIV, cystic fibrosis, oncology, and solid organ transplant patient populations.