PGY2 Specialized Residency: Infectious Disease

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)-accredited residency program


PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized 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 that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in that practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).


The School of Pharmacy and the Medical Center at the University of California, San Francisco, offer a one-year Infectious Diseases specialty residency. The primary responsibility of the resident is development of clinical expertise in Infectious Diseases pharmacotherapy through participation in the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and clinical activities with the Infectious Disease consult services. Experiences in HIV and other elective rotations are offered. Teaching experience is provided through large and small group didactic instruction as well as student and resident preceptorship. A variety of research opportunities are available and coursework in research methods is offered. The deadline for applications and all special requirements for acceptance is December 31st, 2017.


At a minimum, each resident will spend 75% of his/her time involved in direct patient care activities.

Required learning experiences

  • Adult Immunocompromised Host
  • General Adult Infectious Disease
  • Hospital Operations
  • Teaching
  • Research

Elective learning experiences

  • Adult Hematology/Oncology
  • Emergency Department
  • Critical Care
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Other experiences available upon mutual agreement of resident and directors

How to apply

Applications for the 2018-2019 year will be accepted beginning fall 2017 using PhORCAS. All applicants must register for The Match-ASHP Resident Matching Program AND submit an application through the PhORCAS website: The deadline for applications and all special requirements for acceptance is Sunday, December 31st, 2017.


  • PharmD degree from ACPE accredited school of pharmacy or MS/BS with clinical experience
  • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency or equivalent experience
  • Eligible for California state pharmacist licensure
  • Submit the standardized application materials through PhORCAS.
  • NOTE: Recommenders completing the online PhorCAS form should provide comments on a minimum of 7 of the 13 listed applicant characteristics

Appointment period

July 9, 2018 to July 8, 2019

Number of positions



Approximately $55,000 per year (paid monthly)


  • Vacation: 10 days paid vacation leave
  • Professional Leave: 10 days paid professional leave
  • Travel Stipend: Amount is determined each year for professional leave and may not cover all travel expenses.
  • Insurance: Medical/Dental/Vision Plan and Professional Liability Insurance

Frequently asked questions

See Frequently Asked Questions.


Program Director

Program Coordinator

Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS, BCPS-AQ ID
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
University of California, San Francisco
533 Parnassus Avenue, U-585, Box 0622
San Francisco, CA 94143-0622
[email protected]

Alexandra Hilts-Horeczko, PharmD
Clinical Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Specialist
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Services
UCSF Medical Center
UCSF School of Pharmacy
513 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143
[email protected]