PGY2 - Residency in Infectious Diseases

This specialty residency is offered jointly by the USC School of Pharmacy and Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. This program centers on developing the competencies necessary to provide pharmaceutical care to patients with infectious diseases by providing balanced training in patient care, teaching, and clinical research in the area of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy.

Graduates from this program have successfully obtained clinical pharmacist specialist positions, clinical faculty positions, or advanced research fellowship training.

Clinical/Practice Management

The resident will provide clinical services with a focus on anti-infective therapy through participation in medical system committees and patient care rounds on the Infectious Disease Consult Service, Critical Care Service, and Outpatient HIV/AIDS clinic. Huntington Memorial Hospital will serve as the primary training site for the resident. The hospital is a 600-bed community teaching hospital affiliated with USC Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine.

Clinical services include drug therapy monitoring and consultation to pharmacy and medical staff, and patient and staff education with an emphasis on anti-infective therapy. The resident will actively participate in the institutional antimicrobial stewardship program to identify trends in anti-infective use as well as optimizing antimicrobial therapy in individual patients. Results from the stewardship program and recommendations for change in policies will be made to the appropriate medical systems committees as part of the ongoing effort for continuous quality improvement in anti-infective use. The resident will partake in formulary management through the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to antimicrobial utilization.

Research

The resident will actively participate in all aspects of a clinical investigation related to infectious diseases which include research study design, IRB submission, data collection, data analysis, submission of manuscript for publication, and presentation of findings at a national meeting of a professional organization.

Teaching

Teaching activities and responsibilities are available for residents throughout the USC School of Pharmacy curriculum. These include participating in the education of USC School of Pharmacy students by leading group discussions with Year 2 and 3 students and by precepting Year 4 infectious diseases APPE students as well as students on research electives. In addition, opportunity will be given to provide didactic lectures in Infectious Diseases Therapeutic Module.

Contact Us

For further information or an application packet, please contact:

Annie Wong-Beringer, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA
Program Director
Infectious Diseases Residency
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
USC School of Pharmacy
1985 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9121
Telephone: (323) 442-1356
Email: anniew@usc.edu

or

William C. Gong, PharmD, FASHP
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Director, Residency & Fellowship Training
USC School of Pharmacy
1985 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9121
Telephone: (323) 442-2625
Email: wgong@usc.edu