FMC PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency

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



Leave availability
10 days + 5 additional days for post-graduate employment interviews
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 though this service no later than program specific deadlines as outlined below.

Application deadline

December 31st


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

Bria Benson

Bria Benson, PharmD, BCIDP

PGY2 ID Residency Program Director (FMC)

Rotation(s): Infectious Diseases

Rotation Description: The Infectious Diseases Consult rotation provides the resident an opportunity to further develop their therapy management skills and cultivate relationships with other healthcare providers. Activities include daily collaboration with the ID team during rounds and as needed for acute drug information or patient counseling needs. Topic discussions will focus on core infectious disease states and in-depth primary literature review.



Alyssa Gould

Alyssa Gould, PharmD, BCIDP

PGY2 ID Residency Program Director (PMC)

Rotation(s): Infectious Diseases

Rotation Description: The resident will have the opportunity to provide antimicrobial stewardship services at multiple community hospitals within Novant Health. Residents will evaluate antimicrobial regimens and collaborate with providers and other pharmacists to ensure patients receive appropriate and streamlined therapy. Topic discussions may include antimicrobial drug classes, infectious disease states, and microbiology. The rotation will be tailored towards the resident’s knowledge and interests within infectious diseases.



Robert Crawford III

Robert Crawford, PharmD, BCIDP

Rotation(s): Infectious Diseases

Rotation Description: Residents will be able to continue developing expertise in the field of Infectious Diseases by completing antimicrobial stewardship activities at a tertiary care facility and multiple acute care centers within the Novant Health system. Residents will engage with a variety of providers, learn about different types of infections, tackle resistance patterns, and collaborate with multiple preceptors to help care for patients. Other opportunities include leading topic discussions, journal clubs, and medication reviews to improve communication skills and knowledge base.



Jacinta Chin

Jacinta Chin, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Rotation(s): Infectious Diseases

Rotation Description: The resident will collaborate with providers and other pharmacists in the antimicrobial management of patients with infectious diseases at multiple community hospitals with an emphasis on applying antimicrobial stewardship principles. Topic discussions will be tailored to the resident’s experience during the rotation and may include infectious disease states, microbiology, and comprehensive review of antimicrobials. The resident will have the opportunity to precept pharmacy students and PGY1 residents (PGY2s only) if applicable.



Kiet Nguyen

Kiet Nguyen, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCIDP

Rotation(s): Infectious Diseases

Rotation Description: The Infectious Diseases Elective rotation is a hybrid rotation that primarily combines ID consult and antibiotic stewardship in the setting of a community hospital. It may incorporate additional clinic experience depending on the resident’s interest. Flexibility will allow residents to tailor their experience. Rotation activities will include patient review, topic discussions, drug information/counseling, and precepting as applicable.



Meagan Adamsick O’Brien,

Meagan Adamsick O’Brien, PharmD, BCIDP

Rotation(s): Infectious Diseases

Rotation Description: The resident will provide antimicrobial stewardship services at our tertiary care facility, Presbyterian Medical Center. The resident will be responsible for evaluation of antimicrobial regimens and assist with optimization and/or education to providers and pharmacists as needed. Topic discussions may include antimicrobial drug classes, infectious disease states, and microbiology.



Lacie McKamey

Lacie McKamey, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Rotation(s): Infectious Diseases

Rotation Description: The rotation will focus on clinical program development and maintenance, change management, formulary management, pharmacy and therapeutics committee process, clinical improvement process, financial vitality, and monitoring of performance metrics. The resident may be involved in strategic planning sessions. Residents will be exposed to various leadership topics, such as human resources, budget, accreditation and regulatory requirements, innovation in pharmacy practice, and others as pertinent to the resident’s interest and project work.



Gift Nweke

Gift Nweke, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Rotation(s): Pharmacoeconomics, Drug Information, Research, Quality Improvement, Pharmacy Health System Administration

Rotation Description: Residents will develop critical skills that will support professional and effective practice in pharmacoeconomics, applied outcomes research, teaching in academia and overall pharmacy leadership. Residents that successfully complete the rotation will be equipped to develop, implement, monitor and maintain pharmacy formulary strategies informed by outcomes-based research and will gain enhanced skills in teaching in academic settings.



Amanda Edwards

Amanda Edwards, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Rotation(s): Hematology/Oncology, Transplant and Cellular Therapy

Rotation Description: The immunocompromised rotation is an elective rotation compromised of multiple different services including malignant hematology and medical oncology. The resident will have the opportunity to interact with the interdisciplinary care teams daily and manage complex patient populations. The resident will participate in topic discussions focused on specific infectious complications that can develop in the immunocompromised patients.



Jeremy Hodges

Jeremy Hodges, RPh, BCPS, BCCCP, CPP

Rotation(s): Medical/Surgical Intensive Care

Rotation Description: As a member of our advanced pharmacy practice model, residents will provide pharmacy consult services to physicians and patients in our 30 bed ICU, including pharmacokinetic dosing, renal dosing, and documentation of interdisciplinary recommendations in the medical record. The goal for the resident is to independently perform the duties of the clinical specialist by the end of the learning experience.



Amanda Teachey

Amanda Teachey, PharmD, BCCCP

Rotation(s): Emergency Medicine

Rotation Description: The emergency medicine rotation allows the resident to gain exposure to antimicrobial stewardship opportunities in the emergency department. The resident will provide medication management to patients with infectious diseases in collaboration with the emergency medicine team and consulting providers, and ensure continuity of care for infectious disease patients through ED culture follow up and communication within pharmacy. The resident will have the opportunity to provide team member education and build clinical knowledge through literature review, topic discussions, and stewardship activities.