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 in infectious diseases. The PGY2 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 Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. Patient care services will be provided for both inpatient and outpatient clients to ensure continuity of care.

Primary practice sites include:

University of Mississippi Medical Center: UMMC is a 722-bed tertiary care hospital near downtown Jackson and serving the entire state of Mississippi as the largest diagnostic, treatment and referral care system in the state. UMMC offers the only Level 1 trauma center, the only Level 4 neonatal intensive care nursery, and the only organ transplant programs in the state, in addition to Batson Children's Hospital, Mississippi's only hospital solely dedicated to caring for children. The UMMC microbiology laboratory is staffed by medical technologists and clinical laboratory scientists 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Rotations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Adult infectious diseases consults
  • Adult medicine
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Bone and joint infectious diseases
  • Community hospital antimicrobial stewardship
  • Infection control
  • Infectious diseases clinic
  • Microbiology
  • Pediatric infectious diseases
  • Research
Tropical Medicine/Travel Health: The Tropical Medicine Experience focuses on infectious diseases encountered outside the United States or in travelers returning from areas outside the country. The resident will spend the first half of the experience in a didactic-lecture style interdisciplinary learning. Following completion of the necessary learning modules, the interdisciplinary team ventures to the Amazon River in Peru with the NGO Project Amazonas.

University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy: 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.

Role of the PGY2 infectious diseases resident

Over the course of 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 weekly “Bugs and Drugs” sessions with the ID Division, monthly pharmacy resident journal clubs and therapeutic topics, and multiple other learning opportunities including weekly ID conference, medicine grand rounds, and continuing education seminars.

The resident is responsible for the design and completion of one major research project and one scholarly endeavor (determined based on interest), for which he or she will serve as primary investigator. The resident will also develop skills necessary for precepting pharmacy students and residents in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship, and will have the opportunity to complete a Teaching and Learning Certificate through the School of Pharmacy if desired.