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PMC PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency

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Program description

The PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacy residency program at Novant Health is a one-year program designed to provide focused training in the core aspects of infectious diseases with an emphasis on system-wide antimicrobial stewardship and technology management.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to practice as a clinical specialists in infectious diseases, implement and/or expand an antimicrobial stewardship program, guide clinical outcomes research, and provide effective education to a variety of audiences.


Required rotations
Antimicrobial stewardship, tertiary care
Antimicrobial stewardship, community
Infectious diseases, consult service
Immunocompromised populations and stem cell transplant
Pharmacy administration, antimicrobial stewardship
Critical care (MICU/SICU/CICU) or emergency medicine
Infectious diseases seminar, weekly
Microbiology, weekly
Research project
Practice foundation management, quarterly
Elective (choose 3-4)
Critical care - MICU/SICU/CICU or emergency department
Pediatrics (required if no pediatric experience as PGY1)
Neonatal ICU
HepC/HIV Clinic (concentrated, off-site)
Antimicrobial stewardship, elective
Opportunities to teach include precepting first year pharmacy residents. Additionally, precepting and didactic teaching for students from Wingate University School of Pharmacy, Campbell University College of Pharmacy, High Point University School of Pharmacy, and University of North Carolina Eschelman School of Pharmacy is a core component of this program. Teaching certificate program is available.
Service leadership
Antimicrobial stewardship clinical staffing every 3rd weekend
Rotation through infectious diseases clinical on-call service every 3 weeks
Participate in infectious diseases subcommittee, pharmacy & therapeutics, antimicrobial stewardship program committee, and infection prevention meetings
Submit research for presentation at an infectious diseases conference
Conduct a medication use evaluation
Present 2 continuing education lectures on infectious diseases topics

Program completion

Upon completion, residents will have gained the following skills:
  • Specialist knowledge of common and uncommon infectious disease states
  • Antimicrobial pharmacotherapy expertise
  • Implemention and/or expansion of antimicrobial stewardship programs, including metrics, value, benchmarking
  • Preceptorship and education
  • Research and medical writing


Leave availability
10 days
Contributory health insurance
Paid life insurance
Professional development
Monies are available for the ASHP midyear meeting, and also for a major ID conference.
Additional items
Four paid holidays.


Application information

Interested applicants should apply for consideration by using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Please submit your application though this service no later than program specific deadlines as outlined below.

Eligibility requirements
  • Doctor of pharmacy degree from an accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residency (PGY1)
  • Onsite interview required
  • All residents will be required to become licensed in North Carolina by September 1st

Application requirements
  • Applications submitted through PhORCAS
  • Complete applications include
    • Official transcripts
    • Letter of intent
    • Letters of reference (3)
    • Curriculum vitae
  • Interested applicants must register for the resident matching program
    • Phase I
    • Phase II

Application deadline

January 4, 2019


Lisa Blanchette, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Novant Health
Phone: 704-384-0610
E-mail: lmblanchette@novanthealth.org