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Infectious Disease Pharmacy Fellowship

Pharmacy Fellowship Program General Information - Infectious Diseases

The Loma Linda University PGY2 Infectious Diseases Fellowship is a 24-month program designed to provide a fellow with the opportunity to experience a variety of infectious disease practice settings including adult, pediatric, neonatal, intensive care, transplant, oncology, and emergency medicine. Training will also include hospital-wide antibiotic stewardship, pharmacokinetic monitoring, and electives. A strong research component will be a major aspect of the program. The goal of our program is to prepare the fellow to become proficient in the patient specific, evidence based, pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases in a broad spectrum of patients.

INFECTIOUS DISEASES (ID) PHARMACY FELLOW ACTIVITIES

  • Participate in infectious diseases patient care rounds, monitor patients and assess drug therapy.
  • Providing recommendations to clinicians on the pharmacotherapy of patients with infectious diseases, including the dosing of antimicrobials in renal failure.
  • Pharmacokinetic monitoring of patients on aminoglycosides and vancomycin.
  • Provide drug information to patients, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Participate in the Antibiotic Stewardship Program, and other meetings related to infectious diseases.
  • Provide education to health care professionals and students.
  • Precept PGY1 residents and pharmacy students.
  • Develop and complete a research project.
  • Prepare manuscript suitable for publication.
  • Participate in community service events with the student professional organizations.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCES (PGY2 ID)

  • Adult Infectious Diseases
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Pharmacokinetic Monitoring
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Didactic and/or in-services

POTENTIAL ELECTIVE EXPERIENCES (PGY2 ID)

  • Infectious Diseases Clinic
  • HIV Outpatient Clinic
  • Adult and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Adult and Pediatric Transplant
  • Adult and Pediatric Oncology
  • Microbiology Lab
  • Hospital Pharmacy Administration
  • Epidemiology Committee

TEACHING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Fellows enrolled into the program will have the option to complete the Teaching Certificate Program.  The goal of the program is to provide participants the experience and guidance necessary to understand and apply current educational issues in pharmacy education.  Ultimately, the program will build a foundation that incorporates successful learning-centered teaching methods.  In order to earn the certificate, each participant must meet the following requirements:

1. Attend the teaching seminars
2. Give a minimum of one didactic lecture (1 hr minimum)
3. Engage in a longitudinal teaching experience in the PY3 curriculum which includes developing and leading case discussions
4. Give one hour of accredited continuing education to pharmacists
5. Give one in-service
6. Present one poster at a professional meeting
7. Develop a teaching dossier

CONTACT INFORMATION

Steven C. Forland, Pharm.D.
Director, Pharmacy Fellowship Infectious Diseases Program
Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Pharmacy Department
11223 Campus Street
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Phone: (909) 558-4000, extension 43980
Email: sforland@llu.edu