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PGY2 Infectious Diseases

About the Program

ASHPThe PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at UR Strong Memorial Hospital is a 12-month, full-time intensive learning program focused on training residents to become independent clinicians and leaders in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship. The program has a long history with over 12 past residents who currently practice in infectious diseases throughout the country. The training program involves a wide variety of learning experiences, including:

  • Rounding with infectious diseases clinical teams, including immunocompromised infectious diseases service
  • Participating in outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) management as part of a multidisciplinary team in the Infectious Diseases Clinic
  • Responding to Restricted Antimicrobial pages from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
  • Provision of ambulatory clinical pharmacy services to HIV-positive patients and HCV-positive patients in an outpatient setting
  • Participating in antimicrobial stewardship services in both a large, academic medical center and a teaching, community hospital
  • Learning about diagnostic procedures in the microbiology laboratory
  • Numerous opportunities for precepting and teaching students, residents, pharmacists, and other health care professionals in infectious diseases

Purpose Statement

The PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacy residency program builds 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. The PGY2 infectious diseases residency provides 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 this accredited PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification in infectious diseases pharmacy.

The URMC PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacy residency program will train residents through diverse rotational and longitudinal experiences, clinical research, and teaching and precepting opportunities to become confident, independent clinicians and leaders in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy.

Additional details can be found in the Pharmacy Residency Brochure


Kelly Pillinger, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S.–A.Q. I.D.
Director | PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 638
Rochester, NY 14642
Office: (585) 276-4118