Emory University Hospital Midtown
Infectious Diseases Residency

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency

Program Purpose

PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

General Info

This unique PGY2 residency will be conducted at the two teaching hospitals of Emory Healthcare, Emory University Hospital (EUH) and Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM). The resident will provide care for diverse patient populations with challenging infectious diseases. EUH is a tertiary referral center where the residents will encounter patients with cystic fibrosis, immunocompromising conditions such as blood and marrow transplantation, hematological malignancies, and solid organ transplantation. At EUHM, the resident will care for medically complex patients in the following services: HIV, cardiovascular disease, end-stage renal disease, orthopedics, OB/GYN, neonatology, and ENT. The resident will also gain ambulatory care experience in medication management and adherence counseling at the Infectious Diseases clinic at EUHM. While both campuses are academic medical centers, EUHM also admits patients from community providers which will prepare the resident to practice in a variety of care settings. 


The PGY2 Infectious Diseases 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 Infectious Diseases. This residency provides residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 Infectious Diseases pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification with added qualifications in Infectious Diseases. 

Learning Experiences and Rotations

Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM) and Emory University Hospital (EUH) ID PGY2 residency is a 12-month long multi-site program.   

Learning Experiences 

  • Residents’ initial self-evaluations and interests are used to formulate customized training plans and rotation schedules. A tentative year-long schedule is developed at the beginning of the residency. The rotation schedule is flexible and subject to change depending on department activities, preceptor availability and resident interest and learning needs. 
  • Two required rotations require the resident to travel outside of EUHM and EUH to nearby sites- Microbiology at Grady and Antimicrobial Stewardship at Emory St Joseph’s Hospital (ESJH). Travel reimbursement related to these rotations will not be provided for residents.   
  • Residents will be allotted a project day during each clinical rotation plus three consecutive weeks of project time during the last three weeks of December.  

Required Learning Experiences:   

  • Orientation (one calendar month)
    • Abbreviated to 5 days for residents who completed their PGY1 at an Emory Healthcare program
  • ID consultation EUH (one calendar month) 
  • ID consultation EUHM (one calendar month -6 weeks) 
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship EUHM (one calendar month) 
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship ESJH (one calendar month) 
  • Transplant ID EUH (one calendar month) 
  • Microbiology at Grady (2 weeks to one calendar month with non-pharmacist preceptor)
  • Infection prevention/ epidemiology (one calendar month with non-pharmacist preceptor) 
  • Critical care (Medical, Surgical, or Neuro) (one calendar month)  

Elective learning Experiences:

  • Any required learning experience
  • Neonatal ICU (one calendar month)  
  • ID clinic (can be combined with Travel clinic) (2 weeks to one calendar month with non-pharmacist preceptor)  
  • Travel clinic (can be combined with ID clinic) (2 weeks to one calendar month with non-pharmacist preceptor)  
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship EUH (2 weeks to one calendar month)  
  • Grady Burn ICU (one calendar month) 

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Pharmacy Service Commitment (11 months)  
  • Specialty Resident On Call (6 months)  
  • Committee Requirements (CASE) (12 months) 
  • Quality Improvement Project (11 months)  
  • Research (12 months)  

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

Pharmacy Service Commitment 

  • Inpatient staffing: Every 3rd weekend and 1 evening shift per pay period or equivalent for a minimum of 400 staffing hours  
  • Holiday staffing: 1 major and 1 minor holiday  
  • Specialty Resident On-Call
    • Residents will participate in a specialty pharmacy on-call program, rotating with other EUHM residents for one week at a time for a minimum of 5 weeks 

Committee Requirements 

  • ID PGY2 residents are required to serve as the secretary for the Committee for Antimicrobial Stewardship at Emory (CASE) system-wide stewardship committee, which includes but is not limited to planning agendas for pre-CASE and CASE meetings, coordinating presenters, and sending out presentation materials and minutes to the committee member.  

Research Project 

  • PGY2 residents will participate in a flipped-model research program. Incoming residents will work to complete a research project that has already been selected by the previous resident, including preparing a manuscript that is suitable for publication by the end of the residency year under the guidance of a preceptor. Residents will develop their own research idea with approval of the RPD. Residents must present their research project at either the Southeastern Residency Conference Presentation or Presentation at Infectious Diseases Conference. 

Quality Improvement 

  • Each PGY2 resident will complete a quality improvement project. Residents will present results to appropriate committees within the organization (e.g., Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee or Committee for Antimicrobial Stewardship) and prepare a poster for Emory Healthcare’s Annual Quality Conference

Grand Rounds Presentation  

  • PGY2 residents must do one ACPE-Accredited Grand Rounds Presentation. The resident will work with their RPD or advisor to identify a topic and preceptor.

Additional Requirements

  • Journal Club
    • PGY2 Residents must do at least one journal club during the residency year with the ID clinical specialists. PGY2 residents are encouraged to do more journal clubs as they have the opportunity.   
  • Patient Case Presentation 
    •  PGY2 residents must do at least one patient case presentation during the residency year.  
  • Teaching Opportunities
    • Residents will serve as co-preceptors for 4th-year PharmD students and Emory PGY1 residents. 
    • Residents will be involved in teaching PGY1 pharmacy residents, pharmacy students, physicians, nurses, as well as other members of the healthcare team. 
  • Leadership Opportunities 
    • Residency leadership positions will be held throughout the residency year. The positions available are: 
      • Chief Pharmacy Resident 
      • Recruitment Coordinator 
      • On Call Coordinator 
      • Travel Coordinator 
      • Research Coordinator 
      • Grands Rounds/Case Conference Coordinator 
      • Professional Development Coordinator 
      • Public Relations Coordinator 
      • Wellness/DEI/Social Chair  

Licensure and Compensation

Licensure: Residents must obtain Georgia pharmacist licensure by the beginning of the first clinical rotation in August.

Evaluations: Residents should complete all evaluations, including rotational evaluation and global evaluations, in a timely manner.

Compensation:Residents receive a $56,000/year salary plus medical, dental, vision and 401K benefits.

Requirements for Program Completion

Complete the following elements structured into the residency program in order to receive completion certificate:  

  • All learning experiences and evaluations   
  • Pharmacy Service Commitment staffing   
    • Minimum of 400 staffing hours  
    • Minimum of 5 weeks on call  
  • Research Project   
    • Research Project Manuscript in publishable format   
    • Southeastern Residency Conference Presentation or Presentation at Infectious Diseases Conference  
  • Quality Improvement Project  
    • Emory Healthcare’s Annual Quality Conference Poster Presentation  
  • ACPE Accredited Grand Rounds Presentation   
  • Patient Case Presentation  
  • Journal Club Presentation  
  • Committee for Antimicrobial Stewardship at Emory (CASE) secretary responsibilities  
  • Attendance at all required meetings   
  • Residency Portfolio Completion  
  • Achievement of >80% of residency goals in PharmAcademic 

Contact Info

For more information, please contact the program director.

K. Ashley Jones, PharmD, BCIDP
550 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-686-8904
Email: kayla.jones@emoryhealthcare.org