This is a one year specialized residency training program designed to prepare an infectious diseases clinical pharmacy specialist.
Infectious diseases residency program at MSKCC would provide the resident advanced training in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy for a variety of medical and surgical patients, both adult and pediatric, in mostly the inpatient setting with some outpatient experiences. The antimicrobial stewardship component would allow opportunity to improve leadership skills and collaborate with multiple disciplines on quality improvement projects, guideline development and implementation as well as education. Infections in immunocompromised patients is a particular strength of the training at MSKCC and the resident would be offered research opportunities. Longitudinal involvement with the Antimicrobial Subcommittee of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee and completion of a research project are required. The program will provide the Resident with broad range of clinical and research opportunities. The program is flexible to integrate the professional goals of the Resident. After completing this residency, the Resident will have gained the knowledge and experience to be a competent Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Practitioner.
PGY-2 ID Pharmacy Residency Curriculum
Orientation/Pharmacy Operations: 4 weeks
Microbiology Laboratory: 2 weeks
Infection Control: 2 weeks
ID Consult Service Green: 4 weeks
Research: 4 weeks
Adult ID Consult Service (Lymphoma, Complex Solid Tumor, Critically ill patients): 4 weeks
Adult ID Consult Service (Stem Cell transplant and Leukemia): 4 weeks
Advanced ID consult (Stem Cell transplant and Leukemia): 4 weeks
Elective (ICU, BMT, Pediatric BMT): 4 weeks two rotations
Antimicrobial Stewardship (ASP): 4 weeks
Antimicrobial Subcommittee: Residency year
Ambulatory ID Clinic: Twice a week
Ambulatory Care (Travel/BMT/HIV): One afternoon a week
Residency Research and Publishing Requirements
The resident is expected to initiate and complete a research project in infectious diseases, present the results at a national infectious disease (ASM microbe estimated deadline is January 9) or pharmacy meeting (ASHP midyear estimated deadline is October 1). The project should be in a publishable manuscript form at the time of graduation.
The Resident is required to present at Department of Pharmacy and Infectious Diseases conferences and prepare a review article for a monthly pharmacy newsletter
Longitudinal Pharmacy Practice Experiences
Clinical coverage one weekend a month including ASP approval requests and follow ups. Weekend coverage starts in September.
Participate in antimicrobial medication use evaluation projects
Participate in the Antibiotic Subcommittee
Precept pharmacy students
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy
Completion of PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Licensure or eligible for licensure in the State of New York
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive health insurance, 14 vacation days, 2 personal days, 7 professional meeting days
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About Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is the world's oldest and largest private institution devoted to the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer. We have dedicated more than a century to patient care and innovative research, and are recognized as one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers.
When you work within our organization, you will be part of a team with a purpose. You will be encouraged to learn and grow through responsibility and collaboration. Most important, you will contribute to the fulfillment of our mission: the progressive control and cure of cancer through programs of patient care, research and education.