The Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Practice Residency Program offers its resident an outstanding training in Infectious Diseases to ensure he/she can provide high quality patient-centered care services. The goal of the 12-month program is to develop expertise in providing pharmaceutical care in infectious diseases in an urban, academic medical center. Primary emphasis is placed on the development of clinical practice skills through direct inpatient care, outpatient HIV clinic and didactic learning. Teaching opportunities are available in conjunction with the Touro College of Pharmacy. The resident will be an integral part of the health care team for the Infectious Diseases Consult Service and will participate in all aspects of service, education and research. A graduate of the program will be a competent and confident clinician in the management of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and will be an educator for patients and other health care professionals. After completing this residency, the individual will be prepared to work as an infectious diseases clinician for patient care positions, antimicrobial stewardship positions, and/or will be qualified for a faculty appointment in a college of pharmacy.
PharmD from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
Eligibility for New York State pharmacist licensure
Successful completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
Strong desire to strengthen clinical and research skills in Infectious Diseases pharmacy practice
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
University Hospital of Brooklyn is the teaching hospital of the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, one of America's most prominent educational and patient care networks. The 342-bed University Hospital is the only academic medical center providing patient care, education, research and community services for the nearly 5 million people living in the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island of New York City. SUNY Downstate Medical Center encompasses the College of Medicine, School of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, College of Health Related Professions and extensive research facilities.
The Department of Pharmacy Services of SUNY Downstate Medical Center consists of more than 50 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and support staff. Clinical Pharmacists are employed in the specialties of Internal and Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Neonatology, Transplant Surgery, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Ambulatory Care. In addition to serving as preceptors to Post-Graduate Year 1 and 2 Pharmacy Residents and to pharmacy students from affiliated colleges of pharmacy, clinical pharmacists are routinely engaged in performance improvement projects, protocol and policy development, and patient-centered research.