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PGY2 Infectious Diseases

The PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at Maine Medical Center (MMC) is a one-year specialty-training program that offers residents training 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. Learn more about our sample rotations.

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) through our outpatient Gilman Clinic.

Working alongside our dedicated faculty, residents become part of the multi-disciplinary care teams for patients. MMC prides itself on providing a collegial and welcoming environment for residents to learn from highly qualified providers and preceptors. Learn more about our faculty here.

When not at work, residents benefit from all that living in Portland, Maine has to offer from restaurants to outdoor activities to a thriving arts & culture scene. No matter the season, our small city packs a big punch without all the hassles of a larger city or sacrificing fun and adventure.

Our program and team are committed to ensuring residents graduate with the expertise and knowledge to be compassionate and qualified clinical Infectious Diseases pharmacists.

Below are some examples of recent PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency research projects:

  • Retrospective analysis comparing oral stepdown therapy for Enterobacteriaceae bloodstream infections: fluoroquinolones versus β-
  • The effect of empiric therapy on outcomes in bacteremia due to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing organisms
  • Cefazolin versus anti-staphylococcal penicillin for the treatment of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcal aureus endocarditis
  • Limited Clinical Utility of Follow-up Blood Cultures in Patients with Streptococcal Bacteremia: An Opportunity for Blood Culture Stewardship

Every year our curriculum is customized to the interests and needs of the resident. The program director and preceptors will work with the resident to optimize and adjust the program and learning experiences. Below is a sample of learning experiences available to the PGY2 Infectious Diseases resident (subject to change).

Core

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • Introductory, Advanced
  • Infectious Disease Consult Service
    • Introductory, Advanced
  • Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Intensive Care- Adult

Elective

  • Hospital epidemiology (concentrated; abbreviated)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Nephrology/Transplantation
  • Adult inpatient oncology

Longitudinal

  • Academic
    • College of Pharmacy Didactics
  • Ambulatory Experiences
    • Gilman Clinic (HIV, viral hepatitis)
  • Pharmacy Practice - Drug Use/Policy/Research
    • Committee Involvement
    • Guideline/Protocol Development
    • Medication Use Evaluation
    • Research Project


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Learn more about application requirements, stipends & benefits.

Leadership

Wungwattana Minkey 14Learn more about our Program Director, Minkey Wungwattana, PharmD, BCIDP.