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Infectious Disease

Overview

The PGY2-ID residency is designed to develop the resident’s understanding and proficiency pertaining to the provision of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. The resident will increase knowledge and skills in a host of clinical infectious diseases syndromes. In addition, interaction with microbiology personnel, infectious diseases physicians, multidisciplinary HIV clinic staff, clinical pharmacy specialists, and infection control practitioners will allow the resident to gain greater appreciation for the complexities of anti-infective use and anti-infective resistance.

PGY2 Infectious Disease Residency Handout
 

Residency Purpose

The purpose of this residency is to produce a clinical pharmacist with expertise at manageing patients with infectious diseases and develop future leaders in antimicrobial stewardship. The residency is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from general hospital practice to specialized practice focused on the care of patients with infectious diseases through incorporation with an experienced antimicrobial stewardship team.


ID Residency Council
Armisha Desai, PharmD, BCPS
Eric Farmer, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
Jon Hiles, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Emily Huesgen, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP
Justin Wrin, PharmD, BCPS
Brooke Stevens, PharmD, BCPS
Tate N. Trujillo, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, FASHP

Residency Program Director:
Jon Hiles, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Clinical Pharmacist – Infectious Diseases
317.963.3044 Office
jhiles@iuhealth.org

Physician Leadership:
Matthew Wack, MD
Infectious Diseases Physician
Methodist Hospital
Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship

 

Rotation Structure

Rotations include, but are not limited to:

Required Experiences

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Inpatient Infectious Diseases Rounding
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • HIV Management
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases non-Academic Rounding 

Required Longitudinal Experiences & Activities

  • HIV Management, LifeCare Program
  • Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics/TDM
  • Research project with manuscript and/or poster
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee
  • Stewardship Metrics
  • IU Health Chief Resident Meetings
  • Staffing
  • Grand Rounds Presentation
  • ACPE-Accredited Continuing Education Presentation
  • Coordinating Infectious Diseases Journal Club

Elective Experiences

  • Pediatric ID
  • Pediatric HIV
  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology / Oncology/ BMT
  • Organ Transplant
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pulmonary
  • Hepatitis C

Other Activities

  • Teaching Certificate
  • Precepting PharmD students
  • Precepting PGY1 Residents
  • Didactic Lecture Oppotunities with Purdue or Butler
  • Residency Recruitment
  • Vaccination Certification
  • Benchtop Research
  • Grant Writing
  • Allowed to attend 2 National Meetings in a year (includes Midyear if attending)
  • Attend Regional Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference

 

Residency Completion

Upon the completion of this residency, the infectious disease resident will have experience in the following areas:

  • Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of antimicrobials
  • Diagnostic tests aimed at infectious diseases
  • Antibiotic formulary considerations and management
  • Microbiological processes and testing
  • Hospital epidemiology and infection control
  • Antimicrobial resistance and practices to control measures
  • Daily interactions with Infectious Diseases physicians
  • Daily antibiotic management program at Methodist that includes identifying drug/microbe mismatches, antibiotic selection, IV to oral antibiotic conversion, etc.
  • Anti-infective education of medical and surgical residents and staff, pharmacy residents, students and staff
  • Weekly infectious diseases physician/microbiologist discussions
  • Provision of drug information to health care professionals affiliated with IU Health and surrounding health care settings
  • Preparation and publication of manuscripts suitable for publication in the peer-reviewed literature

 

How to Apply

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required. All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.

Requirements for application via PhORCAS:

  •  Letter of Intent
  •  Curriculum Vitae
  •  Three letters of recommendation
  •  Official College Transcripts

 

Contact Information

Jon Hiles, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases
IU Health Methodist Hospital
1701 N. Senate Blvd. AG 401
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Jhiles@iuhealth.org