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Infectious Diseases PGY2 Residency

Apply for a Pharmacy Residency

Apply online using PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service). You'll need to submit:

  • Letter of intent describing your interests and goals
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College of pharmacy transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendations from health care professionals who can speak to your practice abilities
Application deadline is Jan. 4, 2019.

Onsite Interview

After we review your application, you may receive an invitation for an on-site interview. This interview is required for admission.

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Help patients with contagious illnesses during an infectious diseases pharmacotherapy residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque. During this post-graduate year two program, you'll gain skills that prepare you for clinical pharmacy in advanced or specialized practice.

Feel confident knowing our program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Improve Patient Care

During your residency, you'll learn how to develop, implement and manage antibiotic services. Look forward to building relationships with patients of all ages and your fellow health care providers throughout the year. And help collect outcomes data to improve clinical care.

Infectious Diseases Residency Rotations

Work with nationally recognized practitioners as you gain experience in a variety of settings, including University of New Mexico Hospital, a leading health care institution.

Required Rotations

  • Orientation (1)
  • Adult Infectious Diseases (3-4)
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases (1)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (2)
  • Infectious Diseases Outpatient Clinics (1)
  • Microbiology (1)

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • HIV clinic (half day per week)

Elective Rotations

  • Hepatitis
  • ICU
  • Emergency medicine
  • Infection control

Teaching Opportunities

Share knowledge and expand your teaching skills through opportunities at the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy:

  • Lectures
  • Patient care lab instruction
  • Teaching certificate program

PGY2 Residency Benefits

As a PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacotherapy resident, you'll receive:

  • Salary of about $52,000
  • Nine holidays, 10 vacation days, and up to 10 days of professional leave
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Registration and travel to attend the ASHP midyear clinical meeting and two professional infectious disease meetings

Live in New Mexico

Enjoy living in the warm Southwest, where it's sunny more than 300 days each year. You'll find ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, a thriving arts community and delicious local cuisine.

Requirements for PGY2 Residency Applicants

Apply for the PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacotherapy residency if you:

  • Hold a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Are eligible for New Mexico pharmacist licensure
  • Completed a PGY1 residency

Contact Us

For more information, contact:

Renee-Claude Mercier, PharmD
Phone: 505-272-0581
Fax: 505-272-6749