PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program

The UTMB Health PGY2 Infectious Diseases pharmacy residency program is designed to prepare PGY1 pharmacy residency graduates for a career focused on the care of patients with infectious diseases. Residents will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in infectious diseases and clinical microbiology. The PGY2 resident will work closely with the Adult Infectious Diseases Consult Service and other clinical services.

The resident will also be a member of the health system’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee and have the opportunity to learn, establish, and perform evidence-based antimicrobial stewardship strategies to optimize antibiotic use throughout the institution.

The resident will expand his/her teaching skills by interacting with students from four area colleges of pharmacy. Residency projects are presented as posters at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting.

The PGY2 Infectious Diseases pharmacy residency program is accredited by ASHP.  The program code is 74127.


ASHP Accredited PGY2 - Infectious Disease Pharmacy Residency

PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

Learning Experiences

PGY2 ID Learning Experiences

  • Required Learning Experiences

    All rotation blocks are 4 weeks unless otherwise specified.

    • Orientation (3 weeks)
    • ID Consult Service - 2 rotation blocks
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship - 2 rotation blocks
    • Microbiology (3 weeks)
    • Internal Medicine ID
      • HIV primary team
    • Neonatal/Pediatrics ID
    • Transplant ID Consult Service
    • Community Hospital ID Consult
  • Elective Learning Experiences

    Residents can further tailor their residency experience toward their interests by completing 2 elective learning experiences. All elective rotations are 4 weeks in length.

    • Intensive Care Unit
      • Medical or Surgical
    • Solid Organt Transplant
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Hematology/Oncology
  • Longitudinal Learning Experiences
    • Outpatient ID 
    • Residency Research Project
    • Medication Use Evaluation
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship



Each resident will have a dedicated space within the dedicated resident office. Residents will also be assigned a computer and personal pager.



Time Off

10 holidays + Residents will accrue PTO throughout the residency year and are allowed to take a total of 10 days of PTO  (PTO includes sick days)


Financial Support is offered for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and IDWeek


Medical insurance is provided to all full-time employees at no additional cost. Dental and vision plans are available.



For further information, contact:

Rachel Britt, PharmD, BCIDP
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Email:  rabritt@utmb.edu

Noor Zaidan, PharmD, BCIDP
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator
Email:  nfzaidan@utmb.edu