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PGY-2 Infectious Diseases

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PGY-2 Infectious Diseases

This residency is a 12-month ASHP-accredited postgraduate program that builds upon the experiences in a PGY-1 residency with a focus on infectious diseases. The PGY-2 Infectious Diseases residency at UMMC was developed in 1991 under the leadership of Dr. John Cleary, and we have a long history of successful residents. 

The resident will maintain an active practice in the Division of Infectious Diseases, the Antimicrobial Stewardship program, and Department of Pharmacy Practice. Patient care services will be provided for both inpatient and outpatient clients to ensure continuity of care.

Additional pharmacy residency programs are offered by the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.

Primary practice sites include:

University of Mississippi Medical Center: The University of Mississippi Medical Center includes a tertiary care hospital near downtown Jackson and serves the entire state of Mississippi as the largest diagnostic, treatment, and referral care system in the state. UMMC offers the only Level I trauma center, the only Level IV neonatal intensive care nursery, and the only organ transplant program in the state, in addition to Children's of Mississippi, Mississippi's only hospital solely dedicated to caring for children. It is the only teaching hospital in the state and boasts a dedicated ICU tower.

Rotations may include, but are not limited to:



Adult Infectious Diseases I & II


Antimicrobial Stewardship I & II (UMMC)

Adult Infectious Diseases III

Antimicrobial Stewardship III (UMMC or St. Dominic)

Ambulatory HIV/ID


Antimicrobial Stewardship III


Outpatient Antimicrobial Service (OAS)

Longitudinal Infection Prevention

Community Antimicrobial Stewardship***

Longitudinal Pharmacy Practice

Pediatric ID

Longitudinal Research


Longitudinal Staffing

Transplant ID

*Month-long unless denoted as “longitudinal”

**Any rotation available at UMMC for the PGY1 residents may be arranged for the PGY2 resident, pending availability.

***The Community Antimicrobial Stewardship rotation occurs at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. St. Dominic is an acute care facility in Jackson, serving a variety of patient populations.

Department of Pharmacy Practice: The Department of Pharmacy Practice administers approximately 60 percent of the professional pharmacy curriculum, including the Professional Experience Program. Pharmacy practice faculty direct courses in all years of the curriculum. Teaching opportunities for the resident may include (but are not limited to):

  • providing infectious diseases-related lectures or active-learning sessions during the P2 or P3 modules
  • helping with the infectious diseases elective during the P3 year
  • facilitating active-learning sessions in the multisystem complex patient cases course during the P3 year
  • facilitating interprofessional education sessions or skills labs
  • precepting students on introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences

Role of the PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Resident

Program Purpose

In addition to the ASHP Goals and Objectives, the purpose of the PGY2 residency program at UMMC is:

  • To develop confident and competent infectious diseases practitioners.
  • To promote a desire for pursuit and participation in infectious diseases research.
  • To develop well-rounded educators effective in teaching current health care professionals and health care professionals in training. 

Educational Opportunities

Throughout the program, the resident is responsible for longitudinal clinical practice and administrative work in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship and monthly rotations in a variety of areas. The resident will participate in "Bugs and Drugs" sessions with the preceptors and/or ID Division, monthly journal club and pharmacy grand rounds with other pharmacy residents, and multiple other learning opportunities including a weekly ID conference, medicine grand rounds, and continuing education seminars.

Example Rotation Schedule:

JulyStewardship I
AugustAdult Infectious Diseases I
SeptemberStewardship II
DecemberElective or Research
JanuaryAdult Infectious Diseases II
FebruaryStewardship III or Elective
MarchStewardship III or Elective

Research and Scholarship

The resident will serve as the primary investigator/lead researcher and be responsible for the design and completion of one major research project and one scholarly endeavor. The scholarly endeavor will be determined based on interest, and options may include (but are not limited to) quality improvement projects, review articles, pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic studies, outcomes studies, and case series.  

Examples of previous resident research and scholarship:

Teaching Opportunities

The resident will develop teaching skills related to experiential and didactic learning. The resident will have the opportunity to precept pharmacy students and residents in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship, prepare and deliver didactic lectures and active-learning activities, and will have the opportunity to complete a Teaching and Learning Certificate if desired.

Please contact Kayla Stover ( for more information about the program or to set up a one-on-one meeting to discuss further before the application deadline.