Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency

Purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

Pharmacists completing the Infectious Diseases PGY2 Pharmacy Residency at Henry Ford Hospital are qualified for positions in antimicrobial stewardship and infectious disease pharmacy practice. They will be proficient in the education of students, patients, and health care professionals. Graduates will also be competent in practice-based research.

The PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy residency Residency program is an ASHP accredited 12-month learning experience with one position available per year.

Available rotations:

Residents complete thirteen four-week rotations including an orientation session in July.
Nine rotations are completed in core areas of infectious disease pharmacy practice, and two longitudinal experiences are also required.

  • Orientation
  • Infectious disease consult (four)
  • Infectious disease consult precepting
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Disease Policy and Administration (e.g. infection control, quality & safety)
  • Immunocompromised populations (select from hematology/oncology or solid organ transplant)
  • Longitudinal HIV clinic
  • Longitudinal stewardship/infectious disease pharmacy practice

Three rotations are completed in elective areas. Elective options include:

  • Antimicrobial stewardship, community hospital setting 
  • Intensive Care Unit (Cardiac, Cardiothoracic, Medical, Neuroscience, or Surgical)
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Infectious disease laboratory-based research
  • Internal medicine

Additional activities:

  • Structured leadership development and research training.
  • Participate as a member of the antimicrobial drug specialty subcommittee.
  • Participate in the pharmacy resident on-call program.
  • Residents are provided opportunities to teach, including didactics, small group facilitation, and clerkship precepting. An elective teaching certificate program is available in collaboration with Wayne State University.
  • Residents participate in staffing the antimicrobial stewardship service every third weekend.
  • The design and completion of a resident research project is required, including a presentation and manuscript of research results.
  • Residents are exposed to various opportunities to present at regional and national meetings.
  • Residents utilize the Resident Learning System to direct their learning.

Residents receive a competitive stipend and benefits including health insurance, sick and professional leave, free parking, and professional travel reimbursement.

Application information:

Applicants must be graduates of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy, have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency and be eligible for Michigan licensure. Academic transcripts, letter of intent/personal statement, three professional references and curriculum vitae should be submitted to PHORCAS. The application deadline is January 1st. On-site interviews are required.

Program director:

AMS Pillman

Rachel M. Kenney, PharmD, BCPS (AQ ID)
Pharmacy Administration
Henry Ford Hospital
2799 W. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 916-1220
Fax: (313) 916-1302
Email: rkenney1@hfhs.org