The University of Kansas Health System provides residents with the skills and knowledge to practice in antimicrobial stewardship and as an infectious diseases clinical specialist. This residency program is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice focused on the care of patients with complex infectious diseases in numerous settings. Antimicrobial stewardship will be a secondary focus of the residency with an emphasis on population management strategies throughout a large health system.
Residency Program Purpose statement
The PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency program is designed to provide residents with robust experience in both the clinical management of patients with infectious diseases as well as population level management through antimicrobial stewardship. The University of Kansas Health System boasts 7 ID consult services that manage a diverse patient population including patients with cystic fibrosis, burns, and immunocompromising conditions. A wide variety of bacterial, fungal and viral infections are routinely encountered. The PGY2 resident will have the opportunity to experience dedicated time in the clinical microbiology laboratory and manage patients with HIV. Additional longitudinal responsibilities include participation in the antimicrobial stewardship committee, teaching/precepting, quality improvement and research. Completion of this program will prepare the resident for a career in clinical practice or antimicrobial stewardship program administration.
National Matching Service Code:619955
Application Deadline: January 4, 2019
PharmD degree, completion of a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency or equivalent and valid Kansas pharmacist license.
PhORCAS requirements for application include: letter of intent, transcripts, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and a current photograph. References may upload a traditional reference letter on behalf of the applicant in addition to the standard reference form provided by PhORCAS.
About The University of Kansas Health System
The University of Kansas Health System is the region's premier academic medical center, providing a full range of care. The health system is affiliated with the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions, and their various leading-edge research projects. Many health care organizations talk about a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Only at an academic medical center like The University of Kansas Health System will you find the necessary level of knowledge and scientific inquiry to support that level of care, where specialists in different medical fields work together to make the right decisions for each patient.
Nationally ranked in nine adult medical and surgical specialties according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospital Rankings, placing the hospital within the top 1% of the country. U.S. News also recognized The University of Kansas Hospital as the “Best Hospital in Kansas City” for the ninth consecutive year and “Best Hospital in Kansas” for the seventh consecutive year.
In November 2017, the health system opened an additional 11 floor hospital tower north of the main campus adding 124 beds and 7 OR suites bringing the total lic...ensed bed number to over 850. The new Cambridge Tower A has allowed for expansion of services including specialized surgeries, oncology, neurosciences and otolaryngology. The strategic plan for the next 30 years includes 3 additional towers for future growth.