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Are We Meeting the Demand for Pharmacist-Led Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs during Postgraduate Training-Year 1 (PGY1)?

School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine–Georgia Campus, Suwanee, GA 30024, USA
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Pharmacy 2020, 8(2), 91; https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy8020091
Received: 21 April 2020 / Revised: 21 May 2020 / Accepted: 21 May 2020 / Published: 27 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pharmacy Education Development)
In the United States of America, pharmacists play a pivotal role in antimicrobial stewardship; training from postgraduate residency may hone knowledge and skills gained from didactic pharmacy education. Specifically, the first year of postgraduate training, the learner may become an “everyday steward in training” and may go on to complete a second year in infectious diseases. However, there are a limited number of second year infectious diseases programs. The current demand for pharmacist to participate in and or lead stewardship is disproportionate to available specialized training. The first year of post-graduate training has to be setup to ensure appropriate preparation, so newly trained pharmacist may help meet the demand. Currently, no clear standards exist for training in the first year. The purpose of this study is to survey the nature of stewardship training performed by first year residents from the perspective of residency program directors and preceptors. A 13-question online survey was distributed to examine resident exposure to antimicrobial stewardship activities. Survey data from targeted residency directors and preceptors were analyzed. A third of the programs required it as a mandatory rotation. Resident’s stewardship activities ranged from program to program; there was not consensus of the training activities. View Full-Text
Keywords: antimicrobial; stewardship; postgraduate; residency; training; pharmacist; infectious; disease antimicrobial; stewardship; postgraduate; residency; training; pharmacist; infectious; disease
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McGee, E.U.; Mason-Callaway, A.D.; Rollins, B.L. Are We Meeting the Demand for Pharmacist-Led Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs during Postgraduate Training-Year 1 (PGY1)? Pharmacy 2020, 8, 91.

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