Midwestern University College of Pharmacy (Downers Grove, IL) offers a post-graduate year two (PGY2) infectious diseases (ID) residency program in conjunction with Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) in Chicago. The purpose of this program is to use and build upon the competencies achieved in a post-graduate year one (PGY1) residency to promote the development of proficient, independent clinicians with an expertise in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills to function as independent practitioners and members of a multidisciplinary team to provide patient-centered care for patients with infectious diseases and to assess and improve anti-infective utilization through antimicrobial stewardship. The dual focus of the program on infectious diseases and teaching is designed to prepare graduates to become effective educators of pharmacotherapeutic topics in the practice area of infectious diseases in the clinical and/or academic setting.
Required Competency Areas and Educational Goals: Upon completion of this residency, the resident should be able to:
In collaboration with the health care team, provide comprehensive medication management to patients with infectious diseases following a consistent patient care process.
Ensure continuity of care during infectious diseases patient transitions between care settings.
Manage antimicrobial stewardship activities.
Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care
Demonstrate ability to manage formulary and medication-use processes for infectious diseases patients, as applicable to the organization and antimicrobial stewardship program.
Demonstrate ability to conduct a quality improvement or research project.
Manage and improve anti-infective processes.
Leadership and Management
Establish oneself as an organizational expert for infectious diseases pharmacy-related information and resources.
Demonstrate leadership skills for successful self-development in the provision of care for infectious diseases patients.
Demonstrate management skills in the provision of care for infectious diseases patients.
Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge
Provide effective medication and practice-related education to infectious diseases patients, caregivers, health care professionals, students, and the public (individuals and groups).
Effectively employ appropriate preceptor roles when engaged in teaching students, pharmacy technicians, or fellow health care professionals about care of patientns with infectious diseases.
Elective Competency Areas and Educational Goals: Upon completion of this residency, the resident should be able to:
Demonstrate understanding of key elements of the academic environment and faculty roles within it.
Exercise case-based and other teaching skills essential to pharmacy faculty.
Develop and practice a philosophy of teaching.
Contribute to infectious diseases clinical, humanistic and economic outcomes analyses.
Delivery of Medications
Manage and facilitate delivery of medications to support safe and effective drug therapy for infectious diseases patients.
Lead a medication-use evaluation related to care of patients with infectious diseases.
Participate in the publication process on an infectious diseases-related topic.
Applicants must have graduated with the Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Illinois. The applicant must have completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency program or demonstrate equivalent experience. The applicant must be motivated, self-directed, and have excellent communication skills.
Additional Salary Information: Additional support is available to attend regional and national professional meetings pertinent to the fellowship.
About Midwestern University College of Pharmacy (Downers Grove, IL)
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy (Illinois) offers a variety of postgraduate training programs to meet the needs of the pharmacist in the evolving health care environment. These programs offer challenging learning and practice experiences to develop the individual strengths of the resident or fellow, while advancing the role of the pharmacist in the health care team. The patient care opportunities and experiences in evaluating pharmacy practice models allow the resident or fellow increasing autonomy as the year(s) progress(es).