Infectious Diseases Residency Program

The PGY-2 Infectious Diseases residency at Mount Sinai Hospital is a 12-month, full-time training experience.  The purpose of this Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program is to provide an educational environment to develop competencies necessary to provide pharmaceutical care to patients with infectious diseases by providing patient care, teaching, and clinical research in the area of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy.  A graduate of the program will be a competent and confident clinician in the management of Infectious Disease Pharmacotherapy and will be an educator for patients and other health care professionals. After completing the PGY-2 infectious disease residency, the individual would be prepared to work as an infectious disease clinician for patient care positions, including antimicrobial stewardship; qualified for a faculty appointment in a college of pharmacy; and/or prepared to pursue certification in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy.  The resident will be an integral part of a variety of infectious diseases consult teams at Mount Sinai Hospital. In addition, the resident will have an active role on the antimicrobial subcommittee, participate in the antimicrobial stewardship program, and facilitate the experiential and didactic education of pharmacy students.

Learning Experiences 

Core Rotations

  • General Infectious Diseases Consult I, II
  • Microbiology
  • MICU
  • Oncology Infectious Diseases Consult I
  • Solid Organ Transplant Infectious Diseases Consult I          

Elective Rotations

  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • HIV Inpatient
  • Oncology ID II
  • Pediatric ID
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Transplant ID II

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Academia (Touro College of Pharmacy)
  • Antibiotic Stewardship 
  • HIV Outpatient
  • Research
  • Staffing: ICU pharmacy satellite and on-call weekends for antibiotic approvals 

Staffing: ICU pharmacy satellite and on-call weekends for antibiotic approvals/month 

Benefits

Funding is available for educational meetings. Residents receive an annual stipend and are eligible for health insurance and paid time off.

Contact 

Patricia Saunders-Hao, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases
Director, PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program
The Mount Sinai Hospital
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1211
New York, NY 10029
patricia.saunders@mountsinai.org

Roopali Sharma, Pharm.D, AAHIVP, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Residency Coordinator for PGY-2 residencies
230 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
roopali.sharma@touro.edu