Benefits include healthcare insurance, generous annual leave and sick day policies, and a travel/professional development stipend. Residents receive a faculty appointment as Clinical Instructor in the School of Pharmacy.
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency
This PGY2 residency at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy/UCHealth - University of Colorado Hospital is designed to develop competencies necessary for specialized practice in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. The program is individualized to meet needs and interests of the resident. The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the flagship facility of UCHealth, and the CU School of Pharmacy are part of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The inpatient and outpatient services of UCH provide the primary teaching sites for this program. Other rotation sites may include other hospitals in the Denver area offering unique learning experiences not available at UCH. Rotations are usually scheduled in 4-week increments. Required clinical rotations include: antimicrobial stewardship (1 month); general ID inpatient consult service (2 months); immunocompromised host ID consult service (2 months); HIV/AIDS & hepatitis (1 month); BMT/hematology (1 month), orthopedic surgical ID service/outpatient antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) [1 month], and longitudinal experiences in antimicrobial stewardship and teaching/academia. Residents will also have opportunities to receive training in basic microbiological techniques and laboratory processes. Possible elective rotations include: infectious diseases/antimicrobial stewardship at other affiliated hospitals; pediatric ID; adult cystic fibrosis; research; and others.
While the program focuses on enhancing clinical skills, a research project is required for successful completion of the residency. Additional opportunities for participation in clinical research are also available. PGY2 residents will be involved in teaching programs of the school, including didactic and clerkship teaching of Pharm.D. students and PGY1 residents, as well as medical residents and fellows. Completion of the Colorado Pharmacy Residency Teaching Certificate program is required if completion of a similar program has not already been accomplished during a PGY1 program. Upon completion of this residency, graduates will be prepared to practice as an infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and antimicrobial stewardship specialist in either a community or academic environment.
At the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, our faculty members are preparing the world’s future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists through innovative learning and teaching. Our researchers are leading medical discoveries that advance science and improve health care. We’re enhancing culture and community through programs that reach urban and rural Coloradans. And our collaborations in research, patient care and community service are helping to ensure the health and wellness of Colorado and beyond. Nationally recognized for its leadership in pharmacy education and its strong commitment to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy has achieved many milestones in its 100-plus year history including being ranked in the top 20 percent of all schools of pharmacy in the country, and twelfth in the nation for total NIH funding. Located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Colorado is the only completely new education, research and patient care facility in the nation today.