Arkansas Children’s Hospital and UAMS College of Pharmacy Fellowship in Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship & Infectious Diseases

Number of Positions: 3

Estimated Salary: Competitive

Estimated Starting Date: July 1st

Background

The Fellowship in Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infectious Diseases (AS/ID) at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy is a 2-year program that is designed to provide the fellow with clinical, research, and teaching skills in this specialty area so that upon completion the fellow will be prepared to help initiate or add to existing Antimicrobial Stewardship programs with their future employment.

Fellows will be exposed to AS/ID at ACH in Little Rock and at the new northwest campus in Springdale remotely. Fellows will also be participating with state-wide stewardship in combination with our health department and nationally through the SHARPS (Sharing Antimicrobial Reports for Pediatric Stewardship) Collaborative. Support will also be given for the fellow to take additional courses through the UAMS College of Public Health that could end with a Master’s degree. Courses will be selected based on fellow’s research interests. Degrees that could be sought include a Master’s in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or Health Policy and Management.

Core Rotations (# months)

Antimicrobial Stewardship/TDM (8)
Infectious Disease (7)
Pharmacy Orientation (1)
Research(6)
Elective (2)
(2017-18 Fellowship Schedule )

Longitudinal Experiences

Research Certificate Program
Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program
Teaching Certificate Program
Graduate Courses (optional)
Weekly ID Case Conference, Journal Club, Fellow’s Conference
Microbiology
Hospital Committees

Additional responsibilities/projects throughout the year include:

1st year- 1 Pharmacy staffing weekend and 1 Clinical call TDM weekend coverage each month
2nd year- 2 Clinical call TDM coverage weekends/month
Clinical coverage one major and one minor holiday weekend
Therapeutics Recitation one semester per year
Assist in Pediatric and ID Elective Courses

Benefits

Each fellow will receive:

  • Competitive annual stipend
  • 10 days of paid time off to be used for vacation and sick leave, holidays and professional leave for attendance of state and national meetings per the discretion of the Fellowship Program Director
  • Financial assistance to attend national meetings as deemed appropriate by Director
  • Health, life, and malpractice insurance
  • 2 monogrammed lab coats