Pharmacy Fellowship Program General Information - Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Fellowship at Loma Linda University is a 24-month program designed to provide the fellow with experiences in both clinical and research experiences in infectious diseases. The first year will have a clinical focus on adult inpatient general and transplant infectious diseases. Training will also include longitudinal experiences in hospital-wide antibiotic stewardship, pharmacokinetic monitoring, and electives. The second year will have a strong research emphasis. Fellows will have experiences in study design, IRB submission, data collection, and manuscript preparation. Opportunities for laboratory-based antimicrobial research will be offered. The goal of our program is to prepare the fellow to pursue a career in academia and clinical practice.

INFECTIOUS DISEASES (ID) PHARMACY FELLOW ACTIVITIES

  • Participate in infectious diseases patient care rounds, monitor patients and assess drug therapy.
  • Provide recommendations to clinicians on the pharmacotherapy of patients with infectious diseases.
  • Pharmacokinetic monitoring of patients on aminoglycosides, beta-lactams, and vancomycin.
  • Provide drug information to patients, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Participate in the antimicrobial stewardship subcommittee meetings, 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

  • Adult General Infectious Diseases
  • Adult Transplant Infectious Diseases
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Pharmacokinetic Monitoring
  • Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Research (1 month)
  • Didactic and/or in-services

ELECTIVE EXPERIENCES

  • HIV Outpatient Clinic
  • Adult and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Adult Oncology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Academia
  • Advanced Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Research

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

APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited school of pharmacy
  2. Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency
  3. Active California Intern License by October 1st, 2021, and must be eligible for full pharmacist licensure by December 1st  2021

CONTACT INFORMATION

Karen Tan

Karen Tan, Pharm.D., BCIDP
Program Director, Pharmacy Fellowship Infectious Diseases
Adult Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Pharmacy Department
11223 Campus Street
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Email: karentan@llu.edu