The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and the University of Maryland Medical Center offer a one-year post-graduate residency training experience in infectious diseases pharmacy practice.

Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. 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.

The goals of this program is to impart the knowledge and skills necessary for obtaining a position as a clinical pharmacy specialist or non-tenure track faculty member in the area of antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases pharmacy practice. Through the unique partnership between the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and University of Maryland Medical Center, the resident will interface with experts in the field of infectious diseases, engage in a diverse array of advanced pharmacy practice experiences, conduct collaborative practice-based research, and mentor student and resident trainees in pharmacy and other health disciplines.

Additionally, our program adheres to the Goals and Objectives for a Post-Graduate Year Two Program in Infectious Diseases set forth by ASHP. These Goals and Objectives can be found in the ASHP Residency Accreditation Regulations and Standards.


The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) will serve as the primary site for pharmacy practice experiences. Located in downtown Baltimore, UMMC was one of the nation's first academic medical centers. Today it provides a diverse array of health care services to patients throughout Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region including a large solid organ transplant program, a comprehensive cancer center with a bone marrow transplant unit, a dedicated HIV medicine service and the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. The integrated approach to patient care, research, and education at UMMC and the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy provides a unique opportunity to engage in an innovative training experience that may be individually tailored to the interests and goals of the resident.

Learning Experiences:

The residency program consists of approximately nine months of core experiences and three months of electives. Longitudinal experiences are also required.

Core Rotation Experiences
Orientation & Training 4 weeks
Antimicrobial Stewardship I 4 weeks
Infectious Diseases Consults I (General)
  • General ID Consults & Surgical ID Consults
4 weeks
Infectious Diseases Consults II (Critically Ill)
  • Trauma ID, ICU ID
4 weeks
Infectious Diseases Consults III (Immunocompromised)
  • Transplant ID & Cancer ID
6 weeks
Inpatient Infectious Diseases/HIV Medicine Service 4 weeks
Clinical/Outcomes Research 4 weeks
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist/Preceptorship 4 weeks
Microbiology Laboratory 2 weeks
Core Longitudinal Experiences
Antimicrobial Stewardship II 6 months
Infectious Diseases Literature/Topic Curriculum 12 months
HIV/HCV Clinic 6 months
Pharmacotherapy/Pharmacokinetics Consultation Rotating
Clinical and Operational Staffing 12 months
Elective Practice Experiences (3 months)*
Community Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship 2-4 weeks
Surgical Intensive Care Unit 2-4 weeks
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consults 2-4 weeks
Global Health/Tropical Diseases 3 weeks
Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy/Outpatient ID 2-4 weeks

*Any of the ID consult services can be repeated or extended as an elective. Other electives can be arranged based on the resident’s interest.

Other Learning Experiences:

In addition to the pharmacy practice experiences outlined above, the resident will also have the opportunity to participate in the following longitudinal learning experiences:

The resident will earn an appointment as a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and will complete a total of 40 hours of teaching activities per semester. Teaching activities may include didactic lectures, small group discussions, skills laboratories, and assisting in the preceptorship of student pharmacists and first-year pharmacy practice residents. An elective teaching certificate program is available for interested residents.

Residents will also deliver the following professional presentations:

  • Pharmacotherapy Rounds
  • UMMC Literature Updates
  • UMMC Case Conference

Research/Scholarship Experiences
The resident will be expected to conduct a longitudinal research project over the course of the training experience. A final manuscript of the project must be completed and submitted for publication, although acceptance is not required. Presentation of interim or final results at a professional meeting (e.g., ID Week) is strongly encouraged.

The resident will also be expected to be involved in at least one additional scholarly activity. Examples include publication of a clinical review in a peer-reviewed journal or professional newsletter or a poster presentation at a regional or national meeting.

Finally, the resident will be required to complete a medication use evaluation at UMMC in the area of antimicrobial stewardship.

Leadership & Professional Development Experiences
The resident will also participate in the following longitudinal activities:

  • UMMC Committee Participation
  • Professional Development Series
  • Public Health/Community Service Activity

Participation in Pharmacotherapy Rounds, Journal Club, Case Conference, Professional Development lecture series, and staffing responsibilities is a requirement of all University of Maryland residents. For more information about these specific activities, please visit the Residency & Fellowship Requirements webpage.

Core Preceptors:

  • Emily Heil, PharmD, MS, BCIDP, AAHIVP (Antimicrobial Stewardship, Inpatient Infectious Diseases Service, ID Consults)
  • Mandee Noval, PharmD, BCIDP (Antimicrobial Stewardship, Inpatient Infectious Diseases Service, OPAT)
  • Sara Lee, PharmD (Antimicrobial Stewardship, Inpatient Infectious Diseases Service, ID Consults)
  • JJ Lapin, PharmD (Antimicrobial Stewardship, Inpatient Infectious Diseases Service, ID Consults)
  • Neha Sheth Pandit, PharmD, BPCS, AAHIVP (HIV/HCV Clinic)
  • Lauren Hynicka, PharmD, BCPS (HCV Clinic)
  • Jennifer Bailey, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP (HIV/HCV Clinic)
  • Kimberly Claeys, PharmD, BCPS (Research)

Number of Available Positions: 1

Qualifications: The resident must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (requirement waived if completed a pass/fail curriculum). The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree and Maryland Pharmacy licensure are required. Residents must complete a PGY1 residency prior to starting.

Application Process:

Applicants must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and have completed an ASHP-accredited residency in pharmacy practice. The resident will be required to become a licensed pharmacist in the state of Maryland.

Applications for this program will only be accepted through PhORCAS. Reference writers should use the standard reference template in PhORCAS.

Application requirements:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Official transcripts

International students and permanent residents should contact before applying.

Residents who match to this program will be required to come to Baltimore in advance of the July 1 start date for campus orientation; these orientation dates are not known until mid-Spring. These sessions are typically offered on select Mondays in May and June.

The application deadline is January 2.

Program Director:

Emily Heil, PharmD, MS, BCIDP, AAHIVP
Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases
Department of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
20 N Pine Street, Room N413
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-706-0884