The TGH PGY2 Infectious Diseases pharmacy residency program builds upon Doctor of Pharmacy education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to contribute to the development of ID pharmacotherapy specialists. The program will aspire to produce versatile ID pharmacists who can practice in different settings of care. The program aims to maintain dedication to evidence-based pharmacotherapy, antimicrobial stewardship, and continuous quality improvement. Residents who successfully complete this PGY2 ID residency will be prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with skills and knowledge to become board-certified in Infectious Diseases.
Tampa General Hospital is a tertiary care, level I trauma center and one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in West Central Florida. Due to the complex patient population cared for at TGH, a variety of infections are treated daily at the institution; therefore, making TGH a great environment for learning and teaching. The ID service line provides specialized care for immunocompromised patients with HIV/AIDS, solid organ transplant, and hematology/oncology diagnoses. The PGY2 ID resident will be an integral part of the healthcare team for each ID team, providing care to patients with known or suspected infectious disease concerns. In the ambulatory care setting, the PGY2 resident will gain experience in the longitudinal management of HIV/AIDS patients and their associated infections through the Hillsborough County Health Department Specialty Care Clinic as well as opportunities with transition of care from TGH. In addition to providing direct patient care, residents will be involved in scholarly activities such as journal publication, clinical research, and platform/poster presentations at state and/or national meetings.
Residents completing this residency program will have a variety of teaching responsibilities throughout the year. Formal teaching opportunities include an accredited grand rounds presentation to pharmacy staff, student topic discussions, morning report to medical residents, and a presentation for the University of South Florida (USF) Infectious Diseases fellowship program’s weekly lecture series. Didactic teaching opportunities at USF College of Pharmacy are available for the resident to engage in. A teaching certificate program is also offered through the USF College of Pharmacy if not previously completed as a PGY1 resident. Finally, informal opportunities are numerous, including nursing in-services and patient/caregiver medication education and counseling. Residents may serve as a co-preceptor for PGY1 residents on their mandatory ID rotations during the residency year.
Additionally, the PGY2 ID resident will become proficient in completing clinical research projects designed to advance ID pharmacy knowledge and practice. The resident will complete one formal IRB approved research project and will subsequently lead the development and writeup for IRB approval for a second research project. The resident will aim to present their research project at a major Infectious Diseases conferences (i.e., Making A Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID)).
TGH is the area’s only level I trauma center and one of just two ABA-verified adult & pediatric burn centers in Florida. With a fleet of medical helicopters, we transport critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. The hospital is home to one of the busiest solid organ transplant centers in the country - offering organ transplantation in kidneys, livers, hearts, and lungs. The TGH Cancer Institute is ranked in the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for cancer care and now performs autologous bone marrow transplantations. TGH is a nationally designated comprehensive stroke center, and has a 32-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. Other outstanding centers include cardiovascular, orthopedics, high-risk and normal obstetrics, urology, ENT, endocrinology, and the Children’s Medical Center, which features a nine-bed pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric kidney transplant services. As the region’s leading safety net hospital, Tampa General is committed to providing area residents with world-class and compassionate health care ranging from the simplest to the most complex medical services.
Tampa General Hospital was named the #1 hospital in the Tampa Bay region and #4 in Florida by U.S. News & World Report, 2023-24, and recognized as one of America's Best Hospital's in five adult medical specialties. Tampa General Hospital has been designated a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest recognition for nursing excellence, for the fourth consecutive time – an accomplishment that fewer than one percent of hospitals nationwide have earned. TGH is accredited by The Joint Commission and was awarded disease-specific certification in five medical specialties. TGH is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Residency Special Features: Required clinical rotations will be completed at TGH and elective rotations offered at Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, FL) and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (St. Petersburg, FL). Teaching experiences in the form of didactic lectures and clinical skills labs can be conducted at various affiliated colleges of pharmacy.
Fringe Benefits: Competitive salary, health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, retirement plan contributions, professional travel reimbursement, lab coats, resident office, resident computer, and ACLS Certification.
Tampa General Hospital is a 1,010-bed, academic teaching facility that is committed to providing outstanding pharmacy post-graduate residency training. The Department of Pharmacy offers four ASHP-accredited residency training programs dedicated to developing clinical practice competencies while promoting leadership, confidence, and professional skills. Each program combines clinical training with teaching and scholarly activities to develop a well-rounded clinical practitioner. While the programs have required rotations, each provides flexibility to meet the needs of the individual resident.