Pharmacy residency training at Grady Health System (GHS) was established in 1996. Residents participate in a 24-hour in house on-call program unique to only a few programs nationally. In this capacity, residents are responsible for addressing drug information questions, responding to pharmacokinetic consults, evaluating low molecular weight heparin bridging consults, participating in anticoagulation bridging clinic, and participating as a member of the Code Blue Response and Stroke Response teams.
All residency programs consist of a minimum of 2080 hours of training and experience under the preceptorship of full-time Grady-employed Clinical Pharmacists. All members of the clinical staff have one or two years of residency training from an accredited program.
The PGY-2 Infectious Diseases (ID) Residency is designed to provide advanced training in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. It will begin on July 1 and continue through June 30.
The primary emphasis of the residency is to develop clinicians with expertise in pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases and antimicrobial management. Over the course of the year the resident will: gain experience in the management of common and uncommon infectious diseases; develop a solid understanding of microbiology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials; strengthen his/her communications skills through formal and informal presentations and interactions with other healthcare professionals in a variety of settings; participate in infectious diseases and pharmacy related interdisciplinary committees. In addition, the resident will enhance his/her teaching skills by precepting pharmacy practice residents and/or students on infectious diseases rotations.
Residents completing this program will become a well-rounded infectious diseases pharmacy practitioner
PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program
Foundations in Microbiology Laboratory (1)
General Adult Infectious Diseases consultation service (2)
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (2)
Adult Inpatient HIV/AIDS services (2)
Infectious Diseases Ambulatory Care Clinics (1)
Adult HCV Clinic (Longitudinal)
Adult Transplantation Infectious Diseases Service (1)