PGY2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Residency - Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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PGY2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Residency


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The purpose of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency is to prepare pharmacists to become independent clinical practitioners of direct patient care in infectious diseases, with the skills necessary for attainment of a clinical pharmacy specialist position, adjunct faculty position at college of pharmacy, and/or further training through a fellowship or other post-graduate program in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy.

Requirements for Completion of Residency

To successfully complete this program, the PGY2 Infectious Diseases resident must complete all required, elective, and longitudinal rotations. The resident must complete a research/quality improvement project and submit a manuscript suitable for publication. Additional requirements include attendance at national and regional pharmacy conferences, precepting pharmacy residents and students, weekly prior authorization request reviews, and various lectures and presentations throughout the year.

Required Rotations (7 months)

Infectious Diseases Consult Service (3 months)
Infectious Diseases Practice Management
HIV/ID Outpatient Clinic
Microbiology/Infection Control
Research/Quality Improvement Project

Elective Rotations (4 months)

VA PBM Infectious Diseases 
Medical ICU
Spinal Cord Injury
Surgical ICU
Infectious Diseases Consult Service at other Texas Medical Center institutions
General Surgery

Longitudinal Rotations 

HIV/ID Outpatient Clinic (one-half day each week)

Teaching Opportunities

The PGY2 ID Resident will gain many diverse teaching experiences throughout the year, such as precepting PGY1 pharmacy residents and pharmacy students. In addition, the resident will be expected to provide in-service presentations to medical and pharmacy staff, present journal clubs, case presentations, and may have an opportunity to teach one Therapeutics lecture at Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The resident is highly encouraged to apply to become a Texas State Board of Pharmacy licensed preceptor.


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Salary and Benefits

Yearly salary of about $51,000 
10 paid holidays
13 days (vacation and sick leave)
Health, dental, and vision.
Administrative leave to attend professional meetings and conferences

Application Requirements

U.S. citizen
Licensed pharmacist in any state
Have completed or in the process of completing a PGY1 residency
Graduate of an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program
Participate in an on-site interview

Applications Must Include:

Letter of Intent
Curriculum vitae
Official copies of pharmacy school transcript(s)
Three letters of recommendation
VA Application form VHA-10-2850d  ***Upload to supplemental application on PhORCAS***

Applicants should submit all application materials through PhORCAS. The deadline is January 4th of every year.


Andrew Hunter, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program Director
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Pharmacy Service (119)
2002 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-791-1414, extension 26904
Fax: 713-794-7064