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Residency & Fellowship

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The PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency program is co-directed by UHCOP faculty members Amelia Sofjan, Pharm.D., BCPS, and Dhara (Shah) Surati, Pharm.D., BCPS.

Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Residency (PGY2)

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. CST January 6, 2017

About the Program

The PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Residency with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and Cardinal Health is a 12-month residency experience in the heart of the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the world's largest medical center with more than 50 separate healthcare institutions.

The primary training sites will be CHI St. Luke's Health-Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and Cardinal Health. Through required and elective rotations, the residency program is designed to develop expertise and clinical competence in pharmacotherapy and stewardship aspects of infectious diseases in various practice settings.

Application

The applicant must possess a Pharm.D. degree and PGY1 pharmacy practice residency or equivalent experience. Licensure in the state of Texas is required. Applicants must submit curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, an official copy of transcripts (either mailed with packet or directly from institution) and three letters of reference to the following address by 5:00 p.m. CST January 6, 2017:

Dhara (Shah) Surati, Pharm.D., BCPS
Co-Director, ID Residency Program
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
1441 Moursund Ave.
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-842-8346
Fax: 832-842-8383
Email: dnshah@central.uh.edu

Note to applicants: The UHCOP/Cardinal Health PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency is not an ASHP-accredited residency.

Residency Structure

Core rotations

  • Clinical rotations (infectious diseases consult) at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (4 months)
  • Antimicrobial stewardship rotations at Cardinal Health (4 months)
  • Research (1 month)

Elective rotation options (including but not limited to):

  • Academia
  • Ambulatory HIV
  • Infectious diseases at other institutions in the Texas Medical Center (depending on availabilities)

Total duration: 3-4 months

Residency activities (including but not limited to):

  • Oral presentations (e.g., journal clubs, case presentations, a seminar on a controversial infectious disease pharmacotherapy topic)
  • A major research project
  • An infectious diseases lecture to third-year pharmacy students
  • Facilitation of Pharmacotherapy Skills Lab

Other opportunities:

  • Houston Infectious Disease Network (HIDN)
  • Preceptorship during clinical rotations
  • Academic teaching certificate program

Institutional Roles in Residency

Current Resident Profile and Alumni