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The ID residency at Temple is structured into rotations that mirror the advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) of the 4th year Temple students and the pharmacy practice residents. There is a mix of required and elective experiences in addition to required orientation and a microbiology lab experience in July.


Required Rotations


  • Infectious Diseases Consult Service

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

  • HIV Clinic (weekly, longitudinal)

  • Medical Respiratory Intensive Care Unit

  • Teaching (on the Infectious Disease Consult Service)

  • Microbiology Laboratory

  • Elective Rotations


  • Transplant Infectious Diseases (recommended)

  • Stem Cell Transplant (at Jeanes Hospital, recommended)

  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases (at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children)

  • Burn Intensive Care Unit

  • Abdominal Transplant Service

  • Lung Transplant Service

  • Internal Medicine

  • Education Experiences


  • Lecture(s) to 3rd professional year pharmacy students Serve as the primary preceptor for the 5th year pharmacy students on ID consult service (once)

  • Co-precepting 4th year pharmacy students on other rotations Participate in two semester of 2nd year Pharmaceutical Car Recitation course

  • Other opportunities exist, including lecturing in physician's assistant courses, staff in-services, and HIV clinic teaching

  • Professional Experiences


  • Write a case report or other minor paper and review article

  • Complete a ID-related project

  • Participate in phase IV clinical research, as available

  • Network with Philadelphia-area ID pharmacists during semi-annual meetings

  • Attend professional meetings.

  • A staffing requirement of 20 hours/month (one evening and one weekend) also exists.