The mission of the VAWNY Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) Infectious Diseases (ID) Residency Program is to educate second year pharmacy residents in the etiology and pathophysiology of infectious diseases and the pharmacotherapy used to treat these infections, as well as clinical research and manuscript writing in order to provide optimal patient care to patients with infectious diseases and the community at large. Our goal is to develop a pharmacy leader who is professional and ethical and who can function autonomously as an integral member of the health care team in the treatment and care of patients with infectious diseases. The resident will become an effective, competent infectious diseases pharmacist in the hospital setting. The hospital based ID pharmacist will be competent to function as a rounding pharmacist on the infectious diseases team, will be able to make recommendations in compliance with effective antimicrobial stewardship, and will be able to function as a practitioner in a hepatitis C and HIV clinic. Electives can tailor the experience to prepare the resident for academia.
The prospective trainees must have a Doctor of Pharmacy or equivalent educational experience and have completed a PGY1 Residency from an ASHP-accredited program prior to starting the PGY2 residency. An active pharmacy license from one of the 50 states is required. Applicants MUST be a US Citizen. A resume (curriculum vitae) is required for consideration and application must be received by December 31st. All application materials must be submitted through PhORCAS.
About VA Western NY Healthcare System
The VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHCS) is a 250 bed Tertiary Care facility affiliated with the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo and is located adjacent to the medical complex. VAWNYHCS is affiliated with the SUNY at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and is a training site for doctor of pharmacy and medical students. Our residents provide patient care as members of a multidisciplinary care team of medical professionals.