PGY2 Infectious Disease
The Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at Maine Medical Center (MMC) is a one-year specialty-training program that offers experiences for the resident to gain expertise in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy with an emphasis on antimicrobial stewardship.
The program is designed to transition PGY1 pharmacy practice graduates from general pharmacy practice to a specialized practice focused on patients with various infectious diseases syndromes. Residents are expected to participate on an infectious diseases consult service as well as practice antimicrobial stewardship independently. In order to prepare the individual to be an independent practitioner upon program completion, rotational experiences are designed to give the resident a wide array of exposures which include: inpatient pharmacotherapy management of acute infectious diseases, microbiology, hospital/institutional epidemiology, antimicrobial stewardship activities/committees/initiatives, educational opportunities to fellow pharmacists and other healthcare providers, and completion of an infectious diseases-related research project. Additionally, residents will have the opportunity to gain experience in the management of outpatient infectious diseases such as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus infection) and HCV (hepatitis C virus infection).
Rotations include, but are not limited to:
- Antimicrobial stewardship
- Inpatient ID (ID consult service)
- Microbiology laboratory
- Adult Critical Care (Medical ICU, Surgical Trauma/ICU)
- Inpatient Pharmacokinetic TDM
- HIV/HCV outpatient management
- Hospital/Institution Epidemiology
- Emergency department medicine
- Pediatric ID
- Cardiothoracic ICU