ID Residency Structure

PGY2 Residency in Infectious Diseases Pharmacy






Program Structure

The ID residency at Temple is structured into rotations that sync with 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. During July and August, residents participate in a “lunch and learn” clinical orientation program with the Infectious Diseases Fellows, where faculty from the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy discuss topics that they will be encountering throughout their training programs. 

Most rotations are 6 weeks in length.

Required Rotations

  • Infectious Diseases Consult Service
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
  • Transplant Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases (at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children)
  • HIV Clinic (weekly, longitudinal, partial-year)
  • Medical Respiratory Intensive Care Unit or Burn 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
  • Abdominal Transplant Service
  • Lung Transplant Service
  • Internal Medicine
  • International Health in Central America (as available)

Educational Experiences

  • Lectures. Lectures in two core infectious diseases courses are required: one on the therapeutics of an infectious disease to 3rd year students, and one on microbiology to 1st year students. 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
  • Review manuscripts submitted to journals
  • Complete a ID-related project suitable for publication
  • 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.