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PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency

The purpose of the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency is to prepare pharmacists to become independent clinical practitioners of direct patient care in infectious diseases, with the skills necessary for attainment of a clinical pharmacy specialist position, adjunct faculty position at college of pharmacy, and/or further training through a fellowship or other post-graduate program in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy.

VA residents

The PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and 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.

Candidate requirements

  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens
  • Hold an active pharmacy license in any US state*
  • Graduate from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy
  • Have completed or in the process of completing an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program*
  • Selected candidates will be required to undergo drug testing, criminal background check, physical, and registration with Selective Service (males only)

VA Houston is an equal opportunity employer.

Required rotations

  • Orientation
  • Infectious Diseases consult service I, II, & III (3 months)
  • HIV/Outpatient ID clinic
  • Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy & outpatient antimicrobial stewardship
  • Infectious Diseases practice management and inpatient antimicrobial stewardship
  • Microbiology/infection control
  • ID research/quality improvement 

Elective rotations

  • Critical Care, Academia, and Surgery
  • Due date for licensure to January 1, 2025

Longitudinal experience

  • HIV/Outpatient ID Clinic
  • Clinical staffing/ID practice management
  • ID research/quality improvement
  • 2 case presentations, 2 journal clubs, 1 resident rounds presentation

Teaching opportunities

The PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident will gain many diverse teaching experiences throughout the year, such as precepting PGY1 pharmacy residents and pharmacy students. In addition, the resident will be expected to provide in-service presentations to medical and pharmacy staff, present journal clubs, case presentations, and may have an opportunity to teach a lecture at Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The resident is highly encouraged to apply to become a Texas State Board of Pharmacy licensed preceptor.


  • Infectious Disease Week
  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

Salary and benefits

  • Estimated annual stipend: $58,425 
  • 13 days of paid annual leave
  • 13 days of sick leave
  • 10 paid federal holidays
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance available.
  • Authorized leave for professional meetings

*Proof of active licensure in any U.S. state and completion of ASHP- accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency is due to the Residency Program Director (RPD) by the first day of employment.

Application requirements

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official pharmacy school transcript(s)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Registration for ASHP Match
  • VA Application form VHA-10-2850d 

Apply viaPhORCAS.

Due date: January 3, 2022


    Darego O. Maclayton, PharmD
    PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program Director
    Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
    Pharmacy Service (119)
    2002 Holcombe Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77030

    Parisa F. Khan, PharmD, BCIDP
    PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator

    Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
    Pharmacy Service (119)
    2002 Holcombe Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77030