Program Overview: The Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) PGY2 Residency in Infectious Diseases is a 12-month intensive program focused on training residents to become independent clinicians and leaders in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship. CMC is the flagship hospital in Carolinas HealthCare System, which maintains an extensive stewardship program known as the Antimicrobial Support Network (ASN). The ASN, made up of 16 pharmacists, serves 10 acute care facilities, 4 rehab facilities, and has recently expanded to outpatient settings. CMC is a level 1 trauma center with 7 ICUs, solid organ transplant center, and large cancer center providing bone marrow transplantation. The residency program allows for flexibility so that elective rotations can be tailored based on the resident’s interests and career goals. The program will accepted its first resident in 2017 and is currently in candidate status.
Required Learning Experiences: Infectious Diseases Consult Service (2 months), Adult Antimicrobial Stewardship (2.5 months), Transplant Infectious Diseases (1 month), Clinical Microbiology Lab (2 weeks), Quality and Practice Management in Stewardship (1 month), Research (1 month), Medical Intensive Care Unit (Required if not done as PGY1 resident)
Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences: HIV outpatient clinic: 2 week concentrated experience, then one half-day per week; Clinical Research Project (longitudinal with 1 month rotation in December); Antimicrobial Support Network (ASN) Staffing every 3rd weekend; Rapid Diagnostics On-Call Pager every 3rd weekend; Teaching/Precepting throughout the year (including journal clubs and presentations at ASN Journal Club, in-services, 1-hour ACPE-accredited continuing education, pharmacy noon conference); Practice Leadership (includes serving on the Infectious Diseases Coordinating Committee, Infection Prevention Committee, and guideline/protocol development); Teaching and Learning Curriculum (Optional)
Elective Learning Experiences: Trauma/Surgery Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Outpatient Stewardship
Benefits: Twelve paid working days are available for vacation or sick time. Additional time off is provided for professional interviews. A travel allowance will be provided to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and either a regional residency research symposium or national infectious diseases conference (MAD-ID, IDWeek, or ASM Microbe). The resident is provided with office space containing an individual double monitor desktop computer, phone, storage/filing space as well as a shared printer. In addition, the resident receives remote access to the hospital network, comprehensive drug information resources, three lab coats, a laptop, a daily meal allowance, and free parking. The annual salary is $50,000.
Application Process: Completed PhORCAS application; Curriculum Vitae; Academic Transcripts; Letter of Intent (outlining the resident’s goals and why they are choosing the program at CMC); Three letters of recommendation; Supplemental Essay Questions (see website)
Applicants must have a Doctor of Pharmacy or equivalent degree from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy. Completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency accredited by ASHP (or one in the process of accreditation) is required. Must be eligible for pharmacist licensure in North Carolina.
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Carolinas HealthCare System is the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas. Our system includes more than 7,600 licensed beds, employs nearly 60,000 people and accounts for almost 12 million patient interactions each year.
Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) is the flagship hospital of Carolinas HealthCare System and the largest hospital in the region. With more than 1,100 physicians and provid...ers specializing in all areas of medicine CMC has evolved into a world-class facility that offers a full range of services to the Charlotte community. The hospital serves as the region’s only Level 1 Trauma center and is an approved transplant center for heart, kidney, pancreas and liver. CMC also serves as one of North Carolina’s five Academic Medical Center Teaching Hospitals and serves as a satellite for the medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill.
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