PGY2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Residency Program

Status: ASHP Accredited 
Application Deadline: 01/15/2021
Beginning Date: 7/09/2021
Number of Residents: 1
Stipend: ~$56,000

The Palomar Health PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency program will be designed to develop the resident’s skill as a clinical specialist in infectious diseases. The goal will be to provide the candidate the skill and experience required to lead an antibiotic stewardship program at a community hospital in concordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) core elements and to meet the requirements designated to fill the role as a pharmacist with advanced training in infectious disease. The resident will gain experience and develop best practice in the clinical pharmacy infectious disease and will provide optimal antimicrobial therapy to the patients and community we serve. In addition to daily patient care skills, the resident will develop skills in developing and maintaining requirements of a community hospital and Long Term Care facility Antibiotic stewardship program.  The resident will act as a co-chairman for the anti-microbial subcommittee; and attend medical staff department meetings, infection control meetings and related subcommittees. The resident will develop and implement strategic initiatives and new programs, and lead clinical practice in accordance with Palomar Health Pharmacy Department. The resident will work closely with the Antimicrobial Stewardship physician, and other healthcare professionals including the microbiology laboratory, infections control practitioners, nursing, information technology and other departments consistent with antimicrobial stewardship. Throughout the year, the resident will be expected to independently manage and precept PGY-1 residents and pharmacy students. It will be an expectation and goal at the end of the experience that the resident will be qualified and prepared to obtain certification in Antibiotic Stewardship (ABS) such as the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacist (SIDP) or Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID), and be prepared to obtain board certification in infectious disease.


  • Completion of accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency
  • Be a PharmD graduate from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy school or college
  • Completion of on-site personal interview
  • Submission of a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, pharmacy school transcript, three letters of recommendation and optional passport photo
  • Be licensed to practice pharmacy in California (by the start of the residency year, but no later than September of the residency year)
For additional information, please contact:
John Engelbert, PharmD., BCIDP
Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases and Antibiotic Stewardship
Phone: (442) 281-2766

Travis Lau, PharmD
PGY2 Pharmacy Resident, Infectious Disease
Phone: (442) 281-1449

Download the 2020 PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency Brochure
Rotational Experiences:
Core Rotation:
  • Clinical Microbiology and Laboratory
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics 
  • Infectious Disease Consult Service
  • Critical Care Infectious Disease 
  • Surgical Intensive Care - Trauma Infectious Disease
  • Long-term Care/SNF
  • HIV/ Hep C Clinic 
  • Emergency Medicine - Infectious Disease
Longitudinal Experiences:
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee
  • Infectious Disease Practice Management
  • Precepting PGY1 residents and pharmacy students
  • Projects or medication use evaluation related to antibiotic use
  • Staffing (inpatient)
Potential Elective Rotation:
  • Advanced Microbiology Diagnostic Stewardship
  • Information Technology
  • Antibiotic Stewardship Application Development
  • Academia
  • Advanced Critical Care - Infectious Disease