Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) Infectious Diseases Residency Program


Thank you for your interest in our post-graduate year two (PGY2) residency in infectious diseases. This innovative, focused residency program is designed to train residents to become confident and competent pharmacists in infectious diseases.

Residency mission statement

The mission of the residency program is to train competent, confident and independent clinical pharmacists in a pediatric health-system setting. Through education, multidisciplinary teamwork and research the resident will obtain skills necessary to provide quality pharmaceutical care and function as an independent practitioner specialized in infectious diseases.

Daniel Trisno, PharmD, PGY2 Infectious Disease Resident, Class of 2024

Program overview

The PGY2 pharmacy residency program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is a specialty training program that offers an environment to gain professional competence, expand clinical knowledge and develop a philosophy of pharmacy practice in pediatric patients. Our 397-bed hospital has been recognized as a premier institution serving children in our community and around the world with complex medical conditions, including immunocompromised hosts. As part of Stanford Medicine along with Stanford Health Care and Stanford School of Medicine, Packard Children’s affords residents a first-class setting for exposure to a wide variety of patients and offers numerous opportunities to foster their growth and development as independent practitioners.

As a PGY2 Infectious Diseases (ID) resident, you will have the opportunity to work with infectious diseases pharmacy and physician clinicians and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP), which has been designated as both an Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence and on the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) ASP Honor Roll. Our PGY2 ID resident will develop and advance their skills in designing patient-centered antimicrobial regimens, coordinating transitions of care, performing ASP activities such as prospective audit with feedback, and providing effective presentations and educational programming. The residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

PGY2 program purpose

PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

The goals of the PGY2 residency program in infectious diseases are:

  • To train competent pharmacists and innovative practitioners who can provide comprehensive infectious diseases pharmaceutical care services in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • To develop excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • To train practitioners who can provide accurate and timely drug information
  • To train practitioners who can develop and implement drug policies, utilizing rational, safe and cost-effective drug therapy in infectious diseases
  • To educate health care professionals, students, patients and the community about appropriate medication use and safety
  • To train professionals to become leaders within the pediatric infectious diseases profession

Program structure

Our philosophy of residency training is to offer practical experiences in diverse, multidisciplinary environments in pediatrics. Our approach in the provision of pharmaceutical care is to provide comprehensive, patient-oriented services.

The practice model integrates distribution and clinical activities at the patient care level, and is supported by centralized drug distribution, support functions and management systems. Residents participate in various clinical activities, including collection of data for Medication Utilization Evaluations (MUEs), in-services to the staff during their clinical rotations and inpatient medication teaching to patients. PGY2 pharmacy residents regularly participate in the Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee, Safe Medication Practices Committee, and our PGY2 ID resident is an active member of the Integrated Infectious Diseases Committee. In addition to clinical services, residents serve as preceptors to pharmacy students and PGY1 residents.

NMS Code Program Number of Positions
658355 PGY2 Infectious Diseases 1

Stipends and benefits

Residents receive a competitive annual stipend with full benefits including an excellent healthcare benefits package, voluntary tax-deferred annuity plan and 10 days of paid time off (PTO). Please refer to our ASHP listing for more information.

Residents receive educational leave and a stipend to attend and participate in clinical presentations at 2 conferences, which may include:

  • Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Fall Conference.
  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Annual Meeting.
  • Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Annual Meeting.
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America ID Week Conference.

Required learning experiences

  • Hospital Orientation (1-2 weeks)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship I (4 weeks)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship II (4 weeks)
  • Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship (4 weeks)
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases I (5 weeks)
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases II (5 weeks)
  • Adult Infectious Diseases (4 weeks)
  • Clinical Microbiology (2 weeks)
  • Infection Prevention and Control (2 weeks)

Elective learning experiences

  • Administration (4-5 weeks)
  • Acute care pediatrics (3-4 weeks)
  • Hematology/Oncology (4-5 weeks)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (4 weeks)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care (5 weeks)
  • Solid organ transplant (4-5 weeks)
  • Stem Cell Transplant (4-5 weeks)
  • Development of a new rotation based on resident interest and preceptor availability

Longitudinal experiences

  • Administration and Pharmacy & Therapeutics (12-month)
  • Ambulatory Infectious Diseases Clinic (12-week)
  • Pharmacy Operations (12-month)
  • Pharmacy Research (12-month)
  • Teaching (12 months longitudinal)
    • Teaching Certificate Program (optional)

Teaching Certificate Program (optional)

The PGY2 Program offers residents an opportunity to complete a Teaching Certificate. This program will provide residents with the skills to effectively precept and instruct pharmacy students. The residents will develop their own teaching and precepting philosophy, co-precept pharmacy students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations and deliver lectures or case-based presentations throughout the year.

How to apply

The application deadline for the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program is Friday, January 5, 2024. No applications will be accepted beyond this date.

Applicant requirements

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  1. Graduate from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program
  2. Graduate from an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency
  3. Possess a California pharmacy intern license
  4. Eligible for pharmacist licensure in the state of California

Submitting an application

Interested applicants must complete ALL of the following:

  1. Enrollment in the ASHP Resident Matching Program
  2. Submit the following required documents through PhORCAS
    1. Personal statement/letter of intent - outlining career goals, areas of interest, and reasons for applying to the residency program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Official school of pharmacy transcript
    4. Three letters of recommendation submitted directly to PhORCAS
    5. Writing sample to assess quality and written communication (e.g., drug information response, case report, drug monograph, drug utilization review, or manuscript. PowerPoint presentation will not be accepted)
  3. Complete the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford online application
    1. Access the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford job listing website:
    2. Search by Req# enter 18480 and click Search Open Positions
    3. Follow the instructions on the website
    4. Attach your Curriculum vitae
    5. When finished, click Submit


After review of application materials by the residency committee, applicants will be contacted for an interview, which will take place in February. Candidates will be required to give a presentation as part of the interview process.

ASHP Resident Matching Program: This residency agrees that no person at this residency will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.