UofL Health offers a Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Infectious Diseases (ID) Pharmacy Residency. This multi-site residency that occurs at University of Louisville Hospital and Jewish Hospital offers advanced training that builds upon an acute care PGY1 to focus specifically in the field of ID pharmacotherapy and management. The program is structured according to American Society of Health-System Pharmacist’s (ASHP) Residency Program Design & Conduct and will be tailored to the resident’s professional goals and interests.

This comprehensive training program incorporates direct patient care, administrative learning opportunities, teaching and research experiences with a focus on the provision of pharmaceutical care as an integral member of the interdisciplinary health care team. The PGY2 ID Residency is a 12-month program. There are eight required rotations (9 months) and multiple elective opportunities.


The PGY2 ID Pharmacy Residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 ID residency provides 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 that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete a PGY2 ID pharmacy residency should possess competencies in advanced patient care that qualify them as specialized clinical pharmacists and/or faculty members and enable them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in ID.

Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases Consult I
  • Infectious Diseases Consult II
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship I
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship II/Tele-stewardship
  • Bone and Joint Infectious Diseases Consult
  • Immunocompromised Infectious Diseases (Bone marrow transplant or Solid organ transplant)
  • Project

Elective Rotations

  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Emergency Department
  • Pediatric ID (Norton Children’s Hospital)
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Trauma/Burn

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Administration
  • Clinical Staffing
  • Drug Information
  • Outcomes Research/Resident Research Project
  • Teaching & Learning

Other Program Opportunities

Benefits: Our residents receive UofL Hospital employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending account and life insurance. Residents will receive 12 scheduled PTO days during the residency year and will staff two holidays per year.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: Late December/Early January

Application Requirements: Application completed on PhORCAS - Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service.

Application is required to include: letter of intent, curriculum vitae, 3 references with letters of recommendation, official transcript from ACPE Accredited College of Pharmacy, graduation from an ASHP Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (or candidate status, pending accreditation), and pharmacist licensure/eligibility for licensure in the state of Kentucky.


Program Director:
Ashley Ross, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases
PGY2 Residency Program Director
UofL Health – UofL Hospital
530 South Jackson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

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