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PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program

A program tailored to the interests of the resident with a wide variety of opportunities.

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Program Type: ASHP accredited PGY2 Residency
ASHP Match Number: 655255

PGY2 (Post-Graduate Year Two) pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide 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 an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Individuals completing the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at HSHS St. John’s Hospital and SIUE will be highly qualified clinical specialists and preceptors or faculty members in the area of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy/ antimicrobial stewardship at an acute care hospital. They will also be qualified to sit for the exam to become a Board-Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist (BCIDP) offered by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). 

Required experiences

  • Acute Care Pharmacy Orientation 
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship, Intro 
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship, Advanced I 
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship, Advanced II
  • Critical Care 
  • Infectious Diseases Acute Care I
  • Infectious Diseases Acute Care II
  • Microbiology

Elective experiences

  • Academia  
  • Infection Prevention and Control  
  • Internal Medicine 
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease

Longitudinal experiences

  • Ambulatory Care - ID Clinic
  • Clinical Staffing
  • Research Project 
  • Teaching
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The PGY2 resident will also complete several rotation and longitudinal projects throughout the year. The major research project will be presented at institutional and statewide / national meetings. The PGY2 program is affiliated with SIU School of Medicine as the resident rounds with the SIU Infectious Diseases consult service. As an affiliation with SIUe School of Pharmacy, the resident will have the opportunity to complete a Teaching Curriculum, give lectures, network with other area residents and precept pharmacy students.


PGY2 residents are required to complete the following staffing requirements:

  • Two weekend emergency department shifts per month 
  • Two weeknights per month (clinical shift)
  • One major and one minor holiday


Beth Cady, PharmD, BCPS
PGY2 Infectious Disease Residency Program Director