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PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency - Portland

Providence Portland Medical Center and
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency - Portland

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OR Region Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Program

The Providence Oregon AMS Program consists of 2 infectious diseases (ID) pharmacists and 2 ID physicians that cover 8 hospitals throughout the state. Our program is divided into an east and west region with one pharmacist and one physician co-leading each region. We work to optimize care of patients with infectious diseases on a daily basis by providing direct patient review, education, and policies and procedures that support front-line clinicians.

Program Strengths

  • Recipients of the ASHP Best Practices Award for our AMS program at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
  • Flexible rotation schedule that can be tailored to meet individual resident interests
  • Ability to work on AMS initiatives across a large integrated health system
  • Opportunity to experience community hospital AMS designed to offer unique experience within the growing job market
  • Strong collaboration and partnership with ID physicians
  • Central laboratory experience at our core lab that services 8 hospitals throughout Oregon

Residency Program Purpose Statement

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice (Infectious diseases). PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings.

Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Residency Structure

Most resident rotations will be located at the two main hospital sites (Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St Vincent Medical Center) with the goal of providing diverse patient care experiences across diverse patient populations.

Residents will spend the first part of the year gaining experience in antimicrobial stewardship and microbiology. Residents will then transition to the infectious diseases consult service and participate advanced electives such as pediatric infectious diseases.

Core Learning Experiences

  • HIV clinic
  • Microbiology laboratory
  • Community hospital antimicrobial stewardship
  • Infection prevention
  • Longitudinal
    • Antimicrobial stewardship
    • Infectious diseases consult service
    • Project management

Potential Elective Learning Experiences

  • Pediatric infectious diseases
  • Academia/teaching certificate
  • Travel medicine clinic
  • Critical care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Global Health


Every 3rd weekend the residency will provide centralized AMS services for the two main hospitals (PPMC and PSVMC)

To Apply

Complete the Online Residency Centralized Application at

Deadline is January 2, 2021

For More Information

Alyssa Christensen, PharmD, BCIDP
Residency Program Director
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Infectious Diseases

Brent Footer, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Coordinator
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Infectious Diseases