This 12-month, ASHP-accredited, PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacy residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is designed to provide the resident an opportunity to advance their clinical knowledge and judgement beyond that of a PGY1 resident in the area of infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship. The residency program is designed to help equip the resident with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to be an adept, independent, clinical pharmacy specialist practitioner/educator in the area of infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship. The program aims to accomplish this goal through comprehensive core training, collaboration with other healthcare providers, appropriately close mentorship with earned independence, and exposure to collaborative and independent teaching opportunities. Upon completion of the residency, the graduating resident will be prepared to provide comprehensive infectious diseases pharmaceutical care and be able to successfully serve healthcare organizations as a resource for information on antimicrobials, for decision-making affecting the care of patients with infections, for leadership in formulary decision-making for antimicrobials, and for education and training of others, including patients, the public, trainees, and healthcare professionals.
Required residency rotations include: orientation, microbiology lab, general infectious diseases 1, general infectious diseases 2, transplant infectious diseases 1, transplant infectious diseases 2, BJH (local) antimicrobial stewardship, BJC (system) antimicrobial stewardship, HIV/infectious diseases clinic. Elective opportunities exist in pediatric infectious diseases and community infectious diseases. Other elective learning experiences may be developed based on resident interest and preceptor availability.
Requirements for application include: 1) Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited school of pharmacy (or one in the process of pursuing accreditation) or Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP); 2) Successful completion of an ASHP-accredited or candidate status PGY1 residency prior to start of PGY2 residency; 3) Eligible for pharmacist licensure in Missouri with Medication Therapy Services (MTS) certification; 4)Completed PhORCAS application, including: Letter of intent, Curriculum vitae (CV), Official pharmacy school transcripts, Three standardized reference forms, with at least two being from PGY1 rotation preceptors.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH) is a 1,200+ bed urban, academic, quaternary referral center located in St. Louis, Missouri. BJH is the primary adult teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine. There are over 9,000 employees at BJH with over 300 in the pharmacy department. The pharmacy employs 160 pharmacists, over 50 of which are clinical pharmacy specialists with Board Certification. The pharmacy residency program includes 4 PGY1 positions and PGY2 training in critical care, infectious diseases, internal medicine, oncology, and solid organ transplant. BJH and Washington University School of Medicine have consistently been ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. BJH also holds many programmatic certifications including Comprehensive Stroke Center, Level I Trauma Center, Level I STEMI Center, Siteman Cancer Center, and Comprehensive Solid-Organ Transplant Center. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is member of the BJC Healthcare System, which includes 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations.