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

Number of Positions: 3

Estimated Salary: Competitive

Estimated Starting Date: July 1st

Background

The Fellowship in Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infectious Diseases is a 2-year program that is designed to provide the fellow with clinical, research, and teaching skills so that upon completion the fellow will be prepared to help initiate or add to existing antimicrobial stewardship programs with their future employment. Through participation in teaching, research, and antimicrobial stewardship certificate programs, fellows will further develop their communication and research skills and teaching abilities. Fellows will be exposed to antimicrobial stewardship both locally at ACH and nationally through 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 lead to a Master’s degree.

Core Rotations (min 12 months) *majority of rotations

Antimicrobial Stewardship*
Infectious Disease*
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
ID Clinic
Microbiology (2-4 weeks)
Health Department (under development)
(Fellowship Schedule Draft)

Longitudinal Experiences

Research Certificate Program
Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program
Teaching Certificate Program
Graduate Courses-UAMS College of Public Health
Weekly ID Case Conference, Journal Club, Fellow’s Conference
Daily Micro rounds

Additional responsibilities/projects throughout the year include:

• Pharmacy Staffing
– 1 weekend/month during 1st year

• Therapeutic Drug Monitoring/Call Service
– 1 weekend/month during 1st year
– 1-2 weekends/month during 2nd year
– Includes a major holiday and minor holiday weekend each year

• Therapeutics Recitation and PBL Pediatrics and ID Electives

Benefits

Each resident 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