Structure of the Residency

The ID residency at Temple is structured into rotations that mirror the schedule of the advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) of the 4th year Temple students and the pharmacy practice residents. There is a mix of required and elective experiences in addition to required orientation and a microbiology lab experience in July. Rotations are either 4 or 6 weeks in length depending on the timing and the experience offered.

Required Rotations

  • Infectious Diseases Consult Service
  • Transplant Infectious Diseases
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
  • HIV Clinic (weekly, longitudinal)
  • Medical Respiratory Intensive Care Unit
  • Teaching (on the Infectious Disease Consult Service)
  • Microbiology Laboratory (2 weeks)

Elective Rotations

  • Stem Cell Transplant (at Jeanes Hospital, recommended)
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases (at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children)
  • Burn Intensive Care Unit
  • Abdominal Transplant Service
  • Lung Transplant Service
  • Internal Medicine

Education Experiences

  • Lectures to 3rd professional year pharmacy students. A lecture in a core infectious diseases course is required. Lectures in several elective courses are also usually available and are optional.
  • Serve as the primary preceptor for the 4th year pharmacy students on the ID consult service (once)
  • Co-precept 4th year pharmacy students on other rotations
  • Participate in two semesters of 3rd year Pharmaceutical Care Recitation course (small group teaching)
  • Other opportunities exist, including lecturing in physician's assistant courses at Philadelphia University, hospital staff in-services, and HIV clinic teaching

The role of a pharmacist as an educator is emphasized throughout the program.

Professional Experiences

  • Writing and submission of a review article for publication
  • Complete a ID-related project
  • Participate in phase IV clinical research, as available
  • Network with Philadelphia-area ID pharmacists during semi-annual meetings
  • Attend professional meetings.

There is no staffing requirement.