This specialty residency is offered jointly by the USC School of Pharmacy and Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. This program centers on developing the competencies necessary to provide
pharmaceutical care to patients with infectious diseases by providing balanced training in patient care, teaching, and clinical research in the area of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy.
Patient Care Service
The resident will provide clinical services with a focus on anti-infective therapy through participation in medical system committees and patient care rounds on the Infectious Disease Consult
Service, Critical Care Service, and Outpatient HIV/AIDS clinic. Huntington Hospital will serve as the primary training site for the resident. The hospital is a 525-bed community teaching hospital
affiliated with USC Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine.
Clinical services include drug therapy monitoring and consultation to pharmacy and medical staff, and patient and staff education with an emphasis on anti-infective therapy. In addition, the
resident will conduct an ongoing antimicrobial-use surveillance program which links microbiology laboratory data with pharmacy profile to identify trends in anti-infective use as well as individual patients in
whom antimicrobial therapy can be optimized. Results from the antimicrobial use surveillance program will be reported. Recommendations for change in policies will be made to the appropriate medical systems
committees as part of the ongoing effort for continuous quality improvement in anti-infective use. The resident will partake in formulary management through the development and implementation of
policies and procedures related to antimicrobial utilization.
The resident will provide didactic lecture in the Infectious Diseases module of the PharmD curriculum at USC School of Pharmacy and co-precept students on the Infectious Diseases elective
clerkship. The resident will also provide at least one CE program and other inservices to the pharmacy and medical staff throughout the year on anti-infective pharmacotherapy.
The resident will actively participate in all aspects of a clinical investigation related to infectious diseases which include research study design, IRB submission, data collection, data analysis,
submission of manuscript for publication, and presentation of findings at a national meeting of a professional organization.
This specialty residency is offered jointly by the USC School of Pharmacy and Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. This program centers on developing the competencies necessary to provide
pharmaceutical care to patients with infectious diseases by providing balanced training in patient care, teaching, and clinical research in
the area of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy.
Applications may be submitted through the USC School of Pharmacy HERE
If you have any questions regarding the program, please feel free to contact:
Annie Wong-Beringer, PharmD, FCCP
Program Preceptor, Infectious Diseases Residency
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Vice Chair
USC School of Pharmacy
1985 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles CA. 90033
Phone: (323) 442-1356 or (323) 442-1356
Fax: (626) 628-3024