Purpose Statement: Residents completing this residency will have a well-rounded experience involving the care of medical, surgical, and immunocompromised patients. The program is designed to develop the resident’s clinical expertise in infectious diseases and provide opportunities for research, didactic teaching and layered preceptorship, and participation in a comprehensive Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. The goal of the program is to develop as an independent practitioner and to become an integral member of an infectious diseases multidisciplinary team and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Additionally, following completion of this program, the resident will be prepared to obtain a clinical faculty appointment at a college of pharmacy or university.
Patient Care Experience: The twelve month specialty residency allows the resident to increase clinical knowledge and skills in infectious diseases through a variety of practice sites, including University Hospital, The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, and the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital. The ID specialty residency program offers the resident the benefit of selecting a unique combination of rotations, including any of five infectious diseases consult services. These services care for diverse patient populations including: internal medicine (medical and surgical), critical care (emergency medicine, medical, surgical, and neuro), cardiovascular, bone marrow transplant, hematology/oncology, and solid organ transplant (heart, lung, liver, kidney, and kidney-pancreas). In addition, the ID resident is an integral member of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program consisting of ID physicians, pharmacists, microbiologists, infection preventionists, epidemiologists, nurses, veterinarians, and a data manager. The resident will participate in stewardship activities throughout the year, including on-call antimicrobial approval pager coverage, Antibiotic Subcommittee attendance, and the potential for developing ASP within the Ohio State Health Network and in Ethiopian hospitals.
Research Experience: The resident will participate in and complete a clinical research project. The resident will work closely with clinicians who have extensive research experience. In addition, the resident will participate in a research lecture series to further develop his/her research skills. The resident’s major research project will be presented at the Vizient poster session at the ASHP Midyear Meeting and a select secondary conference, will be submitted for publication, and may be submitted to a national or international infectious diseases conference. Additional opportunities exist for a microbiology project or quality improvement initiative. The resident may also attend IDWeek or the Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID) meeting.
Teaching Experience: The resident will serve as a preceptor for PharmD students and PGY1 residents through the layered learning model, assist in facilitating team based learning and presenting didactic lectures at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, provide education to other healthcare professionals, and participate in other teaching activities. The resident will have the option to participate in the teaching certificate program in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy.
Writing Experience: With the guidance of a mentor, the resident will prepare and submit one or more manuscripts for publication. In addition, abstracts based on the resident’s research projects will be submitted for presentation at national and international meetings.
Public Speaking Experience: The resident will present a variety of formal presentations, including regional/national conferences, case conference, and journal club to the OSUWMC Infectious Diseases Division, continuing education programs for pharmacy staff, and resident education sessions. Additionally, residents will provide didactic lectures to the College of Pharmacy and other professionals. Many other opportunities exist for presentation to both small and large interdisciplinary groups.
Staffing Experience: The staffing responsibilities include approximately one (1) out of every 3 weekends (20 total weekends) practicing as a licensed Ohio pharmacist within OSUWMC. In addition, the resident will be expected to periodically cover for pharmacist CE presentations and meetings.
Interview Process: Candidates will be selected for an on-site interview based on application materials and/or an initial interview at the ASHP Midyear Meeting. During the on-site interview, the candidate will meet with the residency program director, preceptors, the current infectious diseases resident, and members of the interdisciplinary Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. The candidate should be prepared to give a 20-30 minute presentation on his/her topic of choice.
Duration: 12 months
Starting date: July 1
Number of positions: 1
Training site: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, including the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute and the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus, Ohio
Required core rotations are available in the following areas:
Adult Infectious Diseases Consult Service (5-6 months)
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (1-2 months)
Microbiology Laboratory (2-4 weeks)
Research (6-8 weeks)
Electives* (2-3 months)
*2-4 week elective rotations include, but are not limited to:
Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (including Heart Transplant Service)
Bone Marrow Transplant
Solid Organ Transplant
Medical Intensive Care
Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care
Internal Medicine (including cystic fibrosis)
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consults (in conjunction with Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
Infectious Diseases Clinic (including HIV, OPAT, and Hepatitis C)
About The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
As one of America’s top ranked academic medical centers, the mission of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) is to improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education, and patient care.
OSUWMC is a 1443 bed multihospital delivery system recognized in 2018 as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for excellence in ten specialties by US News and World Report based on quality, outcomes, and reputation. OSUWMC is home to more "Top Doctors" than any other central Ohio hospital.