Required Blocked Rotational Experiences

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (multiple months)
  • Research Focused/CAIRD (see below for CAIRD description)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases Solid Organ Transplant

Required Longitudinal Rotational Experiences

  • HIV Clinic (one afternoon a week)
  • Teaching and Academia
  • Microbiology (twice weekly)
  • Kinetics (staffing component every 4th weekend)
  • Research 
  • Committee Service
    • Antimicrobial Subcommittee
    • Infection Control Committee

Elective Experiences

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Focus Research and CAIRD Experience

  • The Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development (CAIRD) at Hartford Hospital is an internationally recognized institution, committed to improving infectious diseases outcomes through both lab and clinically-based research. During the resident‘s month of focused research, time is split between finishing and writing the research project and participating or watching, as appropriate, numerous different experiments being conducted in the lab. Experiences that are normally offered include: human simulated antimicrobial exposure in vitro models, MIC evaluations for experimental drugs and surveillance studies, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies in animals, and Monte Carlo simulations. This allows the resident to appreciate the clinical importance of these types of experiments, including their potential strengths and weaknesses, to better assess lab-based research for clinical application.

Additional Requirements of the Residency

  • Teach 1 didactic ID lecture at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy (additional didactic experiences are also available)
  • Facilitate 1 ID case based lab session for P3 students at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
  • Prepare and present a live ID themed CE to the pharmacy staff
  • Complete a research project and manuscript (the resident may have an opportunity to complete more than 1 project)
  • Help precept P4 students on ID rotation from University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
  • Others experiences to be determined by the needs of the department and to complete objectives set forth by ASHP residency requirements