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PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program Goals

Throughout the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy's infectious diseases post-graduate year two residency, our faculty will provide you with meaningful opportunities to manage complex patient infections, participate in healthcare teams and demonstrate your advanced practice knowledge. Our residency experience is designed to bolster your clinical leadership and prepare you for a career as an ID pharmacist. Our program aligns with the residency standards outlined by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Program Goals for ID resident

  1. Participate in infectious diseases patient management teams, including an antimicrobial stewardship and support team, an infectious diseases consult service team and an HIV management team
  2. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of antimicrobial mechanism of actions, adverse events, the spectrum of activity and resistance mechanisms
  3. Apply pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic antimicrobial principles to determine treatment decisions
  4. Design evidence-based treatment recommendations for patients with complex infectious diseases
  5. Communicate evidence-based antimicrobial treatment and monitoring recommendations to an interdisciplinary team
  6. Counsel patients on antimicrobial therapies in an inpatient setting, at the point of discharge, and in an outpatient clinic
  7. Facilitate transitions of care to ensure appropriate antimicrobial management is maintained in the outpatient setting
  8. Acknowledge differences in antimicrobial principles for special patient populations, including but not limited to pediatrics and geriatrics as well as patients who are obese or have a diagnosis of renal or hepatic failure
  9. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with various audiences, including, but not limited to pharmacy personnel (pharmacists and technicians), physicians, nurses, administrators and students
  10. Design and complete a longitudinal research project focused on antimicrobial therapeutics including HIV, stewardship, and pharmacoepidemiology
  11. Interpret common microbiology practices and apply them to make patient-specific treatment decisions
  12. Complete a microbiology quality initiative to demonstrate outcomes of an antimicrobial stewardship and support team
  13. Participate in local, regional and national pharmacy and/or infectious diseases organizations