PGY2 Specialized Residency: Infectious Disease

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) – Candidate Status


The resident completing this program will be able to serve as a clinician in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and to direct an antimicrobial stewardship program in a healthcare institution.


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 (adult immunocompromised host, adult general infectious diseases, pediatric consult service). Learning experiences in HIV/AIDS through the National Clinicians’ Consultation Center and ambulatory care clinics are provided. 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. Conan MacDougall, PharmD, and Alexandra Hilts-Horeczko, PharmD, serve as residency co-directors.


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
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Hospital Operations
  • Teaching
  • Research

Elective learning experiences

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

How to apply

Applications for the 2017-2018 year will be accepted beginning fall 2016 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 Saturday, December 31, 2016.


  • 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 5, 2017 to July 4, 2018

Number of positions



About $54,000 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 co-directors

Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS, BCPS
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]