The PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has been training future infectious diseases pharmacy experts for over 25 years. This residency is a full-time practice commitment and is 12 months in duration. The program offers core learning experiences in general, oncology, and transplant infectious diseases, as well as antimicrobial stewardship, ambulatory infectious diseases practice, outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy, and microbiology. Residents will serve as an integral component of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, ensuring the safe and effective use of antimicrobials in a variety of inpatient and outpatient practice settings.
Residents will develop the skills to effectively participate in antimicrobial stewardship activities, interpret microbiology results, formulate robust pharmacotherapy plans, perform therapeutic drug monitoring when necessary, respond to drug information questions, report antimicrobial-related adverse events, monitor and respond to antimicrobial drug shortages, educate patients and healthcare providers, contribute to formulary management and guideline development, and conduct meaningful practice-based research and quality improvement.
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is world-renowned for its clinical and research excellence, forging the way for newer and better ways to diagnose and treat illnesses and disorders. Its long and rich history of top-notch patient care began more than two centuries ago with the founding of the nation's first medical school, the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1765 when it first opened its doors, Penn has been dedicated to the training of medical professionals and the discovery and implementation of new medical knowledge. The world-class faculty and staff of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania are dedicated to superior patient care, education, and research for a better, healthier future. Their significant and groundbreaking contributions to medicine are recognized both nationally and internationally. The interdisciplinary team of professionals provides personalized care and service to patients — all within a compassionate and respectful environment. Innovative research coupled with responsive, hands-on care allows Penn to tailor treatment specifically to individual patient needs. HUP's reputation as a world leader in medical research and clinical care ...attracts the highest quality medical specialists from around the world. The supportive and collaborative environment encourages physicians and staff to keep reaching ahead to find new ways to improve the quality and length of life for everyone.