The Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency provides the resident with unique experiences to develop the knowledge and clinical skills to practice in the area of infectious diseases and HIV. The program will prepare the resident to serve as a clinical pharmacy specialist in a variety of specialty infectious disease settings including academia. Required rotations include: infectious diseases general consult service, antimicrobial stewardship, internal medicine, critical care, microbiology, and outpatient HIV and Hepatitis C clinic. A variety of elective rotations are available based on interest. The resident engages in ongoing services including pharmacokinetic monitoring service, outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT), antimicrobial stewardship committee, formulary management, infectious diseases and HIV case conferences, APN lecture series, and staff development. The resident will be required to complete at least one research project and/or QA/QI project.
Proof of US citizenship, Pharm.D., completion of a PGY-1 residency program, academic transcripts, curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation. Application through PHORCAS required as well as on-site interview.
About VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System
The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is one of the largest VA healthcare systems in the country and serves more than 112,000 Veterans a year in Northeast Ohio. It is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University and is a major training site for residents in Medicine and Surgery as well as many subspecialty fields and other allied health professions.
The main medical center, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in University Circle is the main site for acute medicine and surgery and also houses the General Medicine clinics as well as the majority of the specialty clinics. The CARES Tower addition opened in 2011 and houses the psychiatry unit and Community Living Center (CLC). The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is the major training site for all five pharmacy residency programs. In addition to the main medical center, there are 13 Community-based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCS) located throughout Northeast Ohio to make access to care more convenient for our Veterans.