- Orientation/training/research: 2-4 weeks (duration determined by the resident’s previous work experience)
- Core rotations: Infectious Diseases Consult Service (twice), Critical Care, Hem/Onc – BMT or HIV – 6 weeks long
- Foundations in microbiology laboratory – 4 weeks long
- Antibiotic surveillance – 2 weeks long
- Electives: 1 month each (may repeat any of the ICU’s or other electives)
- Staffing: 12 weekends throughout the year (~1 shift/month) including 1 major and 1 minor holiday
- Research project and publication
This specialty residency balances direct patient care, research, and teaching opportunities and is tailored to the individual’s interest within the infectious diseases discipline. Primary service responsibilities include antimicrobial stewardship, attending daily microbiology laboratory rounds, and participation with the Infectious Diseases Consultation Service. A broad range of electives are available for the resident to select from including, critical care, trauma, burn, internal medicine, surgery, cardiology, oncology, hepatology, solid organ and bone marrow transplantation, infection control and epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, and pediatric infectious diseases.
Teaching activities include regular didactic presentations, involvement with the UC San Diego School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences courses, (e.g., conference leader for third year microbiology therapeutics course, lecturer in microbiology therapeutics course), and clerkship preceptorship for PGY1 pharmacy practice residents and fourth-year UC San Diego pharmacy students during their clinical infectious diseases rotation. The ability to work independently and to supervise pharmacy students and residents will be emphasized. The resident will participate in all of these activities and will also have a longitudinal clinical practice site.
A residency project will be completed and presented at the San Diego Pharmacy Resident’s Forum. Scientific writing is strongly emphasized and the preparation and submission of a manuscript will be expected. The ability to work independently and to supervise pharmacy students and residents will be emphasized. Minimal staffing component and professional time off to attend pharmacy and ID related professional meetings.