PGY 2 Infectious Diseases Residency

Program Description

Our PGY 2 Pharmacy resident will progress through a series of customized rotations and longitudinal learning experiences during the 12-month period. Our rotations are completed as a mix of 5-week focused blocks and longitudinal experiences. These blocks include an orientation block, six required rotation blocks, and two elective blocks. Residents will have a service commitment of every 3rd weekend.


Required Experiences:

  • ID Consult Service x 3
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (focused)
  • Microbiology/Infection Control
  • ID Administration

Elective Experiences (subject to change):

  • Oncology
  • MICU or SICU
  • Transplant (Offsite)
  • Information Technology
  • Emergency Medicine

Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Shared Chief Resident Experience
  • Research Project
  • ID Ambulatory Clinic (HIV/Hepatitis C/Travel)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Regular participation in weekly ID Conference

Pharmacy Resident Benefits

  • Yearly stipend of $47,000
  • Insurance (Health, Dental, Life, Disability)
    • Effective on the residency start date
  • Paid leave
  • Travel allowance
  • Opportunity to participate in 403B retirement plan
  • Relocation assistance (as available)
  • Resident office, laptop computer, and mobile phone with text messaging capability

Application Requirements

We participate in the PhORCAS residency application process. (PhORCAS: Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service). PhORCAS is the result of a partnership between the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and Liason International. It also incorporates registration with the National Matching Service (NMS).


Our application for the PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency program requires submission of the following information through PhORCAS:

  1. Letter of Intent
    1. This letter must be personalized to Carilion and include answers to the following two questions.
      1. Why do you want to complete a PGY2 Infectious Diseases?
      2. Why do you want to complete your residency training at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital?
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation
  4. Academic transcripts


Completed applications are due by January 3, 2014. Residency applicants will be notified by January 22, 2014, regarding an offer for an on-site interview.


Link to PhORCAS:


Contact Information

Please feel free to contact us with any questions related to our program and/or the application process.

Marissa L. Grifasi, PharmD, BCPS

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program Director



Nathan A. Everson, PharmD

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Preceptor


P.O. Box 13367
Department of Pharmacy
Roanoke, VA 24033-3367

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