Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency

PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

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 program is an ASHP accredited 12-month learning experience with two positions available per year.

Required Learning Experiences
4 weeks
Infectious Diseases Precepting 4 weeks
Antimicrobial Stewardship
Antimicrobial Stewardship - Community Setting 
6 weeks (4-week and 2-week block)
2 weeks
Infectious Diseases Consultation  12 weeks (3 x 4-week block)
Transplant Infectious Diseases Consult  4 weeks 
Microbiology  One calendar month 
Infectious Diseases Policy and Administration  4 weeks
HIV Clinic 

Longitudinal – 11 months

  • half-day per week
Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infectious Diseases Practice

Longitudinal – 11 months

  • every 3rd weekend antimicrobial stewardship staffing (15 weekends, 30 Sat/Sun 8-hour day shifts)
Required Presentations  Longitudinal - 11 months 
Research  Longitudinal - 11 months 
Elective Learning Experiences (select 3)
Repeat one of the above required experiences
  • Infectious Diseases Consultations
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Transplant Infectious Diseases Consultation
4 weeks
HIV clinic 4 weeks
Research 4 weeks
Medical ICU  4 weeks 
Surgical ICU 4 weeks 
Neurosurgical ICU 4 weeks 
Internal Medicine   4 weeks 
Hematology-oncology  4 weeks 
Solid organ transplant  4 weeks 
Emergency Medicine  4 weeks 

Additional activities:

  • Structured research training.
  • Participate as a member of the antimicrobial drug specialty subcommittee.
  • Residents are provided opportunities to teach, including didactics, small group facilitation, and clerkship precepting.
  • 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 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 2nd. An interview is required.

Program director:

Rachel M. Kenney, PharmD, BCIDP
Pharmacy Administration
Henry Ford Hospital
2799 W. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 916-1220
Fax: (313) 916-1302

Information for Applicants
Interested in applying to one of our programs, call (800) 436-7936.

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