PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency (FMC)

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 Specialist 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
Infectious Diseases Concepts in Immunocompromised Populations
Pharmacy Administration/Pharmacoeconomics
Infectious Diseases Concepts in Critical Care (MICU/SICU/CICU/Neuro ICU or Emergency Medicine)
Longitudinal rotations
Infectious Diseases Clinic, biweekly
Infectious Diseases Seminar
Microbiology, biweekly
Research Project/Medication Use Evaluation
Elective rotations
Antimicrobial Stewardship, Elective
Infectious Diseases Concepts in Critical Care (MICU/SICU/CICU/Neuro ICU or Emergency Medicine)
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consult Service (Charlotte, NC)
Infectious Diseases, Consult Service II
Teaching opportunities
Teaching opportunities include precepting first year pharmacy residents as well as pharmacy students from Wingate University School of Pharmacy, Campbell University College of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina Eschelman School of Pharmacy, and High Point University College of Pharmacy. Teaching certificate program is available through Shenandoah University or High Point University.
Service leadership
Antimicrobial Stewardship clinical staffing every 3rd/4th weekend
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
  • Implementation and/or expansion of antimicrobial stewardship programs, including metrics, value, benchmarking
  • Preceptorship and education
  • Research and medical writing



Approximately $57,500
Leave availability
10 days, with 5 additional professional days
Four paid holidays
Health insurance
Medical insurance provided with low monthly premium
Vision and dental insurance available with low monthly premium
Child care
On-site child care offered with a monthly cost. (Forsyth Medical Center and Presbyterian Medical Center only)
Employee discount program offers discounts on services and products from both local and national businesses
On-site parking provided free of charge
Professional development
Support is available for the ASHP midyear meeting and a major ID conference
Additional items
Office space provided with computer and phone
One personalized lab coat
Access to online and hospital libraries
Note that some travel may be required for rotations


Application information

NMS code: 773455

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

Application deadline

January 2


Bria Benson, PharmD, BCIDP
PGY2 ID Residency Program Director (Forsyth Medical Center)
Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases