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Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency Program

Mission Statement: Morton Plant Hospital will provide an environment to develop and train postgraduate pharmacists with the primary goal of producing competent practitioners capable of providing pharmaceutical care to hospitalized patients. The Infectious Diseases Pharmacy residency will provide the skills and experiences necessary to function as a competent, independent and respected infectious diseases clinical pharmacy specialist.

Description:  The infectious diseases residency at Morton Plant Hospital offers comprehensive training in the area of infectious diseases pharmaceutical care and antimicrobial stewardship. Practice experiences include microbiology, infection control, antimicrobial surveillance and management, infectious disease consult service, critical care rounds, pharmacokinetic consults and other longitudinal experiences. Responsibilities include completion of a research and a microbiology project, participation in formulary management, utilization reviews, CMS core measures and various stewardship activities. The resident will also be actively involved in the education and precepting of pharmacy students, nursing and pharmacy staff development, committee presentations and other teaching opportunities.  

Required Rotations

Elective Rotations

Longitudinal Experiences

Orientation and Computer Training ID Surgery Pharmacokinetics
Microbiology and Molecular Laboratory ID Emergency Department             Education/Teaching
Infection Control Transplant ID Research
Antimicrobial Surveillance/Stewardship           Pediatric ID Formulary Management
ID Consults HIV Clinic Medication/Disease State Review    
ID Critical Care Nursing Collaboration
Policy and Protocol Development
Process Improvement

Research Project:  A research project is a requirement of the program with submission of a final manuscript suitable for publication. The resident's project will be presented at either the Florida Residency Conference or as a poster at the annual MAD-ID conference in Orlando.

Benefits:  Health insurance, life insurance, paid time off, professional meeting fees and travel reimbursement, 401(K) and other team member services.

Requirements for Acceptance:

  • Completed applications are to be submitted at PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service) and should include:
    o    A discussion of your professional goals and objectives and your reason for pursuing a residency.
          Also include the areas of pharmacy in which you are most and least interested.
    o    Current Curriculum Vitae
    o    Three letters of recommendation using the forms provided in PhORCAS  
    o    Official transcript from all colleges of pharmacy attended
  • Must participate in the National Match process
  • Possess a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Completion a PGY1 residency or equivalent
  • License in the State of Florida or able to complete the Florida State board examination within the first month of starting the residency program
  • Onsite Interview

Contact Information:
Lynne C. Krop, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Morton Plant Mease Health Care
Dept. of Pharmacy, MS #51
300 Pinellas Street
Clearwater, Fl 33756
(727) 462-7317

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