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Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency

Nina M. Haste, Pharm.D., Ph.D. BCPS, (AQ-ID)

Nina M. Haste, Pharm.D.,

Thank you for your interest and consideration in the University of California, San Diego Health PGY2 Infectious Diseases specialty residency program for your advanced infectious diseases training. All of our residency programs are committed to providing residents with a supportive learning environment and opportunities for professional growth in direct, evidence-based patient care, teaching and research while encouraging the resident’s sense of responsibility and scholarly curiosity. Residents accepted into the PGY2 ID residency program will enjoy the time-honored, robust, collaborative nature of this consulting service, will benefit from working with very knowledgeable, dedicated, and seasoned preceptors, and knowing that graduates from our program will be well prepared and positioned for this highly demanding field of specialty pharmacy practice. This highly flexible program offers a huge range of electives that can be tailored to the resident’s strengths and interests, all in a growing, prosperous, intellectually stimulating academic healthcare environment. Residents provide direct patient care to diverse and unique patient populations at technologically progressive hospital sites. Residents also participate in delivering didactic instruction at the UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ microbiology and infectious diseases therapeutics course series. In addition to hospital patient care and academic appointments, graduating residents are well prepared for pursuing positions in a diverse range of settings, including institutional, academic, pharmaceutical industry, antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist, as an infectious diseases clinical specialist.

The UC San Diego Health System Center Department of Pharmacy and UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers a one-year specialty residency in infectious diseases.

Program Summary

  • Residency Positions Available Per Year
    1 resident is accepted each year
  • Beginning Date
    August 1st (matched residents must be licensed pharmacists in the State of California before starting the residency year and no later than November 1st)
  • Application Procedure
    Eligible applicants must have graduated from an accredited school of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and successfully completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency. Application found on PhORCAS at
  • Application Deadline 
    December 31 
  • Virtual Interview Dates (currently planned, subject to change)

Residency Open House Info:

Applicants interested in PGY2 Infectious Diseases: Please register for the Open House  - Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 4pm PST

Program Contact

Nina M. Haste, Pharm.D., Ph.D., BCPS AQ-ID, BCIDP
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Director
Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist Specialist

Program Overview

Program Overview Infectious Diseases

Residency Program Purpose

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.