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College of Pharmacy

Infectious Diseases Residency (PGY-2)

You will participate in infectious diseases patient management teams, including an antimicrobial stewardship and support team, infectious disease consult service and HIV management team.

The 12-month infectious disease residency focuses on clinical and translational research plus academia. Program faculty who are noted regional and national experts in clinical infectious diseases share their research and academic expertise with you. The program was accredited by the American Society of Health‑System Pharmacists in 2015.

The majority of patient care activities occur at Palmetto Health Richland, the university-affiliated tertiary care, academic medical center for the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group. Primary and elective rotations will include key areas of inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases, including microbiology, HIV clinic, ID consults and antimicrobial stewardship.

You will participate in student instruction — both didactic and APPE — and be designated as a clinical instructor at the University of South Carolina. You will work closely with the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program of Palmetto Health/University of South Carolina School of Medicine. You will be awarded with a certificate of completion after you finish the required program objectives.

ID PGY-2 Residency Rotations

Residency Opportunities

Case Conferences

This weekly case conference provides an in-depth discussion of pathogenic mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. One or two specially selected cases seen by faculty or fellows/residents are presented followed by a review of the relevant literature and an extended case discussion. The ID PGY-2 resident is responsible for leading three to four cases per year.

Journal Club

This monthly meeting is jointly run by faculty and fellows/residents, to review pertinent current literature in infectious diseases. The ID PGY-2 resident is responsible for leading two journal clubs per year.

Mandell Review and Research Conference

This weekly didactic series covers the breadth of ID topics expected to be seen on the inpatient consult service, or in ambulatory infectious disease/HIV clinic as well as teaching basic principles of research methods. In addition, the series provides an opportunity to discuss ongoing research projects and review relevant new research as it pertains to infectious disease. The ID PGY-2 resident is required to attend these sessions as a learning opportunity.

City Wide ID Conference

This monthly case conference includes regional infectious disease clinicians, pediatric infectious disease specialists, microbiology staff and public health officers. The conference often involves extended academic discussions and a review of the relevant literature related to a specific infectious disease case. In addition, the Public Health Department presents any current outbreaks or state epidemiology. This is an opportunity to network with the regional infectious disease community.

Genotype Meeting

This monthly multi-disciplinary meeting discusses challenging HIV and antiretroviral therapy cases or discusses up-to-date literature pertaining to HIV. A fellow typically opens the meeting by discussing an aspect of HIV drug resistance. ID PGY-2 residents may attend sessions as learning opportunities.

Palmetto Health Pharmacy Grand Rounds

This monthly continuing education presentation is delivered by pharmacy faculty/preceptors and residents. Each ID PGY-2 resident is required to present an ACPE-accredited, one-hour program as part of the series.

Other Conferences

There are a wide variety of clinical and research conferences offered through the School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and Palmetto Health Richland. Residents are encouraged to attend Internal Medicine Noon Conferences and Medical Grand Rounds for appropriate topics.