This new PGY2 Infectious Diseases (ID) Pharmacy residency is a 12-month program sponsored by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and conducted in collaboration with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital (LBCH). The St. Jude / LBCH partnership provides advanced training with experienced preceptors in ID pharmacotherapy and antimicrobial stewardship for a diverse range of pediatric patient populations, including those with immunocompromise and critical illness. The resident will gain clinical experience at both sites with general ID consult services and transplant ID consult services for bone marrow and solid organ transplant. St. Jude offers special ID experiences in oncology and non-malignant hematology (primarily sickle cell disease). LBCH offers ID experiences in general pediatrics and critical care. St. Jude offers longitudinal experience in pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics, and basic science research while LBCH offers extensive academic opportunities including didactic lectures and precepting students on clinical rotation. This program has pre-candidate accreditation status with ASHP and received SIDP's competitive "ID Pharmacy Residency Award" funding grant for 2023-2024.
Requirements include a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, successful completion of PGY1 residency, and license (or eligibility) to practice pharmacy in the state of Tennessee.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a premier basic science research center and one of the largest centers in the world for research and treatment of pediatric cancers and other catastrophic diseases of children. The hospital's mission is to find cures for children with catastrophic illness through research and treatment. The department's mission is to provide the highest quality comprehensive clinical pharmaceutical care to children with catastrophic diseases, always working to integrate research findings into clinical care as quickly as possible. The department consists of professional, technical, and support personnel - all focused on providing care across the inpatient/outpatient continuum. The Pharmaceutical Department includes an accredited clinical laboratory responsible for all clinical drug assays and comprehensive centralized and decentralized distributive and clinical pharmacy services, all supported by a fully integrated state-of-the-art electronic medical record, including CPOE. Departmental faculty and clinical staff are essential members of a laboratory-based clinical care and research program focusing on pediatric clinical therapeutics.