PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Infectious Diseases Pharmacy
This Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency is a 12-month PGY2 residency program focused in pediatrics sponsored by St. Jude and conducted in collaboration with Le Bonheur Children's Hospital (LBCH). Both sites have well-established ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency programs. The St. Jude / LBCH partnership provides the resident advanced training with experienced preceptors in ID pharmacotherapy for a diverse range of pediatric patient populations including those with immunocompromise. St. Jude and LBCH pharmacists practice at the top of their licenses and offer comprehensive pharmacy services. St. Jude is an Infectious Disease Society of America Center of Excellence for Antimicrobial Stewardship. LBCH is the major pediatric clinical training site for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) at Memphis and pharmacists have collaboratively provided antimicrobial stewardship services at the institution for over 11 years.
The resident will gain clinical experience at both sites with general ID consult services and transplant ID consult services for bone marrow and solid organ transplant. St. Jude offers special ID experiences in oncology and non-malignant hematology (primarily sickle cell disease). LBCH offers ID experiences in general pediatrics and critical care. St. Jude offers longitudinal experience in pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics, and basic science research while LBCH (with UTHSC) offers extensive academic opportunities including didactic lectures and precepting students on clinical rotation.
The resident will be expected to complete a major project relevant to infectious diseases. Experiences during the residency will enable the resident to pursue a clinical, research, or academic career focused on infectious diseases in a wide range of pediatric populations.
For more information, please contact:
Ted Morton, PharmD, BCIDP
Director, PGY2 Residency in Infectious Diseases Pharmacy
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a premier basic science research center and one of the largest centers in the world for research and treatment of pediatric cancers and other catastrophic diseases of children. The hospital’s mission is “to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.” The Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, a clinical and academic department within the institution, contributes to this unique institutional commitment by providing advanced practice pharmaceutical services that individualize care for each child at St. Jude while supporting a collective research endeavor. The department’s clinical mission is to provide the highest quality comprehensive clinical pharmaceutical care to children with catastrophic diseases, always working to integrate research findings into clinical care as quickly as possible.
The department consists of professional, technical, and support personnel – all focused on providing care across the inpatient/outpatient continuum. The department includes an accredited clinical laboratory responsible for all clinical drug assays and comprehensive centralized an...d decentralized distributive and clinical pharmacy services.
It is supported by an integrated state-of- the-art electronic health record, including computerized prescriber order entry. Departmental faculty and clinical staff are essential members of a laboratory-based clinical care and research program focusing on pediatric clinical therapeutics.
For additional information: https://www.stjude.org/education-training/advanced-training/clinical-residents/pharmacy-residency-programs.html