Residents receive ten days paid time off for vacation/sick time. Residents receive additional paid days and travel expenses to attend specified national and state conferences: ASHP Mid-year Meeting, ID Week, and Great Lakes Residency Conference. Residents receive two additional paid days for interviewing. Residents are also eligible for benefits including medical, dental and vision coverage.
The PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at Trinity Health Grand Rapids provides residents with a broad-based and customizable clinical training experience in infectious diseases.
The required rotations, together with the large number of available elective rotations, allow the resident to acquire experience and competence in a wide range of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy areas in order to produce excellent independent clinical pharmacy practitioners.
Our PGY2 pharmacy residency program will build on PGY1 training programs and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients in the specialty area of infectious diseases. Residents who successfully complete our PGY2 in infectious diseases will be eligible for board certification in infectious diseases (BCIDP) and equipped to pursue a position specializing in infectious disease, antimicrobial stewardship, or the care of patients with HIV or Hepatitis C.
Only graduates from ACPE-accredited pharmacy programs, who have completed an ASHP-accredited or candidate status PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency, and are eligible for Michigan licensure may apply to the residency program. Foreign pharmacy graduates, who also meet these criteria, may apply to the residency program after successfully passing TOEFL and FPGEE, and if licensed to practice pharmacy in the United States.
Trinity Health Grand Rapids is an integrated health care network committed to providing health care that is more complete and personally satisfying by offering the latest technology and most highly skilled staff in a patient-centered environment. The campus encompasses more than 2,500 employees, a 356-bed acute care hospital in downtown Grand Rapids, the Trinity Health Lacks Cancer Center, and the Trinity Health Hauenstein Neuroscience Center. Additionally, Trinity Health Medical Group Grand Rapids includes over 120 primary care physicians and 50 specialists.
Trinity Health Grand Rapids is a member of Trinity Health, the second largest Catholic health care system in the country.