PGY2 Infectious Diseases


The PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency is a 12-month program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The program is designed to train selected, highly motivated and highly qualified pharmacists so that they are prepared to be future educators, assume an infectious diseases specialist position in an acute care facility and/or pursue advanced fellowship training in infectious diseases research. 

Number of Positions: 1

About the Program: 

The program consists of 12-months of concentrated training in aspects of infectious diseases practice. The program consist of both required and elective rotations in addition to longitudinal experiences in broad aspects of infectious diseases practice. The program provides core experience in infectious diseases practice including adult and pediatric infectious diseases and an antimicrobial stewardship, and allows enough flexibility to meet individual resident training goals. 

Learning Experiences
  • Adult Infectious Diseases 1
  • Adult Infectious Diseases 2
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship 1 with Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship 2
  • Critical Care - Medicine
  • Orientation (concentrated)
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases 1
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Adult Bone and Marrow Transplant
  • Adult Hematology/Oncology
  • Adult Infectious Diseases 3
  • Adult Infectious Diseases 4
  • Adult Infectious Diseases 5
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship 3
  • Critical Care - Trauma/Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine - Cystic Fibrosis
  • Research
  • Adult HIV Ambulatory Clinic
  • Duty Hours/Moonlighting
  • Infection Prevention and Infectious Diseases Group Meeting Sessions
  • Infectious Diseases Medication Use Process
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Weekend Staffing
Clinical Responsibilities: 

The primary responsibility of the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Resident is to complete all assigned clinical duties on a daily basis. Duties may include, but are not limited to rounding with multidisciplinary teams, providing drug therapy recommendations during rounding activities, completing written progress notes in the electronic medical record, and providing formal consultations. The resident will rotate through various required clinical services and be under the supervision of the responsible clinical faculty for that service. Furthermore, the resident will attend weekly clinical pharmacy conference and deliver formal presentations as scheduled, including a continuing education presentation. The infectious diseases resident may attend Banner – University Medical Center Tucson Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, infection prevention, and antimicrobial stewardship meetings on a monthly basis. It is expected that the resident will complete preceptor and self-evaluations based on residency goals and objectives at the conclusion of each rotation. A complete list of clinical responsibilities will be discussed with the resident during orientation. It is expected that any circumstance that inhibits the ability of the resident to meet the objectives of the residency will be immediately brought to the attention of the residency program director as appropriate. 

Academic Responsibilities: 

The resident will assist in precepting pharmacy students during clerkship rotations, participate in clinical faculty research as opportunities become available, provide small group case facilitation and/or didactic lectures for pharmacy students, and participate in case presentations and journal club discussions for pharmacy students.

The resident will complete at least one residency project pertinent to infectious diseases pharmacotherapy approved by the program director of such quality that it would merit presentation at a national conference such as the Western States Conference for Pharmacy Residents, Fellows, and Preceptors. After completion of data collection, the resident will be responsible for submitting a manuscript of such quality that it is suitable for submission for publication in a peer-reviews journal.

The resident will be provided the option to participate in the longitudinal Teaching Certificate (PRSTL) Program.

Weekend Staffing/On-call Responsibilities: 

Residents are required to participate in the ICU clinical staffing service on a rotating basis every third week (on average).

Benefits and Financial Provisions: 

The salary for these programs are competitive with similar residency programs nationwide. Residents are entitled to all benefits provided to full time university appointed personnel. Funds may be provided to help offset travel expenses to selected state and national meetings. 

Salary: $51,659

Application Process: 

The applicant for the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency should have graduated from a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program and completed a clinically oriented PGY1 residency in pharmacy before beginning the Infectious Diseases Residency. Suspension of these criteria may be allowed for exceptional candidates as determined by the residency director.

The University of Arizona Residency Program participate in the ASHP-associated Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for applications and the National Matching Service (NMS) for the residency matching process.

Please submit the following REQUIRED documents through the PhORCAS system by JANUARY 2nd:
• Letter of Intent
• Curriculum Vitae
• Pharmacy School Transcripts
• Three (3) Letters of Recommendations

ASHP Code: 81007
NMS Match Code: 632855

On-site interviews for invited applications will occur in February.

Contact Information: 

For additional information about the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program, please contact:

David E. Nix, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Pharmacy Services
Tucson, AZ 85724
Phone: (520) 626-4814