The Norton Healthcare infectious diseases pharmacy residency provides broad experience in antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases. The residency program pulls opportunities from our four adult hospitals, pediatric hospital, and outpatient practices all located in Louisville, KY. Norton Healthcare employs 5 (4 adult, 1 pediatric) full time infectious diseases pharmacists. The system has an established, multidisciplinary antimicrobial stewardship program. The antimicrobial stewardship program and its members have been recognized nationally including the 2018 Outstanding Clinical Practice in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Award from the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists and a 2019 Best Practices Award from ASHP.
Norton Healthcare is home to the largest clinical microbiology laboratory in Kentucky and is supported with numerous rapid diagnostic technologies, trained technical staff, and a PhD microbiologist. Norton Healthcare is a training site for surrounding pharmacy schools and residents will gain teaching experience by serving as co-preceptors for pharmacy students and PGY1 residents.
Popular rotations include antimicrobial stewardship, infectious diseases consult service, clinical microbiology, pediatric infectious diseases, critical care, clinical and translational research, infectious diseases ambulatory care (HIV), antimicrobial management and leadership, and hematology/oncology.
Application deadline is January 5th 2020.
All PGY2 applicants must have completed (or be a current resident in) an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Residency Program or one in the accreditation process. Candidates may have an ASHP sanctioned PGY1 exemption (see PhORCAS for more information). All applications must be submitted through PhORCAS. The required components of the application include:
Letter of intent
3 references (PhORCAS forms required)
Pharmacy school transcript
All applicants must be eligible for licensure in the state of Kentucky.
About Norton Healthcare
For more than 130 years, Norton Healthcare’s faith heritage has guided its mission to provide quality health care to all those it serves. Today, Norton Healthcare is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients from throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. The hospital and health care system is Louisville’s fourth largest employer, providing care at more than 250 locations throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The Louisville-based not-for-profit system includes five Louisville hospitals with 1,837 licensed beds; seven outpatient centers; 14 Norton Immediate Care Centers; more than 14,600 employees; nearly 1,000 employed medical providers; and approximately 2,000 total physicians on its medical staff. Hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas. In 2018 Norton Healthcare was named by Healthiest Employers as the fourth healthiest place to work in the country. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at NortonHealthcare.com.