This is a newly created PGY2 specialized residency in Infectious Diseases pharmacy practice located in the gem in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle. The program goal is to create a well-rounded infectious diseases clinician. The rotations range from traditional inpatient ID consult services to outpatient hepatitis/HIV clinics and a newly created emergency department rotation focused antimicrobial stewardship. The diverse patient populations at UW hospitals and multitude of seasoned clinicians sets this program apart from others. There are rotations in specialty areas such as solid organ transplant ID and oncology/bone marrow transplant ID. Experiences in pediatric infectious diseases may be available as well at nearby Seattle Children’s Hospital. To keep the resident well-rounded they also spend time at Valley Medical or Northwest Hospital to navigate the nuances and challenges that a smaller, community hospital offers.
The resident will develop a research project designed to improve pharmaceutical care services for patients with infectious diseases. The resident actively participates in teaching students residents and pharmacists during their residency. The resident works closely with a multidisciplinary team while on clinical rotations. A unique experience at UW is our tele-stewardship (UWTASP) program which spans the WWAMI region and beyond. Weekly tele-stewardship sessions include relevant ID didactic lectures and discussion of cases submitted by the TASP participants. UW TASP participants includes pharmacists and infection preventionists from critical access and rural hospitals. The resident is actively participating in UWTASP by providing lectures and coaching participants.
UW Medicine is a comprehensive healthcare system comprised of five medical centers serving Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho areas (WWAMI):
- The University of Washington Medical Center (Montlake Campus) – an academic medical center specializing bone marrow and bone marrow transplants
- Harborview Medical Center – an academic medical center that is a safety net hospital and regional trauma center
- Northwest Hospital and Valley Medical Center – two community hospitals
- Seattle Cancer Care Alliance – a renowned oncology center