PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency

The primary emphasis of the PGY-2 Infectious Disease Residency Program at Grady Health System is to develop clinicians with expertise in pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases and antimicrobial management. Over the course of the year 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 communication skills through formal and informal presentations and interactions with other healthcare providers in a variety of settings; participate in an 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 disease rotations. Residents completing this program will become a well-rounded infectious disease pharmacy practitioner.

Learning experiences available to the infectious diseases specialty resident include:

Required Experiences (4-5 weeks per learning experience unless indicated otherwise)

  • Orientation (2 weeks)
  • Microbiology laboratory (2 weeks)
  • General infectious diseases consult service I & II
  • Antimicrobial stewardship I & II
  • Inpatient HIV service I & II
  • Infectious disease transplant consult
  • Critical care (ICU)
  • HIV clinic (2 days per week over 4 to 5 weeks)
  • Complex outpatient antimicrobial therapy (COpAT) (3 days per week over 4 to 5 weeks)

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Research project
  • 24-hour in house clinical on-call program
  • Journal club
  • Practice management, drug policy, hospital committees
  • Professional development
  • Inpatient pharmacy staffing
  • Teaching, Educating, Presentations
    • 2 ACPE- accredited presentations (Seminar/Grand Rounds and Clinical Case)
    • 1 infectious disease lecture for second- or third-year pharmacy students
    • Co-precepting APPE student(s) on ID rotation

Elective Experience (one 4 week rotation from one of the following options)

  • General infectious diseases consult service
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Inpatient HIV service


Grady particpates in the PhORCAS online residency application process. For more information and application deadline, please see

Requirements for application to the infectious diseases specialty residency program:

To apply to the PGY-2 Infectious Diseases residency, application materials must be submitted by January 6.

General Requirements

  1. Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy
  2. Successful completion of an accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency
  3. Personal and leadership qualifications for successful completion of a specialty residency
  4. Eligibility for licensure in the state of Georgia

Specific Requirements (must be submitted by January 6)

  1. Completion of PhoRCAS application requirements
  2. Letter of Interest stating why the applicant desires a specialty residency (upload into PhorCAS)
  3. Current Curriculum vitae (upload into PhoRCAS)
  4. Official pharmacy school transcripts
  5. Four (4) references completed on the PhorCAS Recommendation Form
    1. Three recommendations must be from preceptors who taught the resident during a PGY-1 pharmacy residency rotation
    2. One recommendation must be from the residency director
  6. Residency Questionnaire: Please answer the following questions and upload them into PhoRCAS:
    1. What do you wish to achieve by the conclusion of the residency?
    2. Describe the ideal PGY-2 residency program.
    3. Which clinical rotations in your residency program did you most like and which did you least like? Why?
    4. What would your most recent immediate supervisor say are your strengths and weaknesses?
    5. Describe your most rewarding experience in your residency program or pharmacy school.
    6. When will you complete your PGY-1 training?
    7. Will you be eligible to sit for the Georgia practical exam in June? (for those applicants who do not currently have a Georgia pharmacist license)

Applicants invited for an on-site interview will be required to present a professional presentation on a topic related to clinical pharmacy practice (may present residency research project if some data collection and analysis has been completed).

Representatives will be available at the ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting Residency Showcase in December. On-site interviews will be scheduled in February.

For additional questions, please contact Dr. Manish Patel, Director of the Infectious Diseases Residency program at (404) 616-0607 or (404) 616-9747 or by e-mail at [email protected].