Renown Regional Medical Center’s PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency is an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited residency designed to provide a comprehensive experience in infectious diseases (ID) pharmacotherapy. The resident will participate in antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) activities and ID consults at Renown Regional. There will also be opportunity to impact AMS activities throughout Renown Health including but not limited to ambulatory care, skilled nursing, home care, and rehabilitation. The resident will be required to complete an ID related research project, assist with precepting pharmacy students, and make substantial contributions to the Infection Prevention/Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee throughout the year.

This residency program prepares its graduates for Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Clinical Specialist positions that have an emphasis in inpatient and ambulatory antimicrobial stewardship and general adult infectious diseases consulting services on trauma, cardiac, neurological, medical intensive care units and floors.

Required Rotations:

  • Orientation
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Adult Infectious Diseases Consult Service
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases Practice Management (longitudinal)
    • Includes 1-2 weeks in microbiology and infection prevention
    • Drug information
    • Staffing
  • Emergency Medicine Culture Follow-up (longitudinal)

Elective Rotations:

  • Emergency Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Critical Care
  • Project
  • Pediatrics

Travel and Meetings

Expenses will be paid for the resident to attend Western States Conference and another meeting of their choice. Options include but are not limited to ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, ID Week, and ASM Microbe.


Jessica Thompson PharmD BCPS AQ-ID, Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Clinical Specialist: Residency Program Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Adult Infectious Diseases Consult Service, Infectious Diseases Practice Management

Kiya Mohadjer PharmD BCPS, Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Pharmacist: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Kate Ward PharmD BCPS, Pharmacy Clinical Manager: Orientation

Heather Townsend PharmD BCCCP BCPS BCGP, Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Clinical Specialist: Emergency Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship, Emergency Medicine Culture Follow-up

Michelle Barcelon PharmD BCPS, Internal Medicine Pharmacy Clinical Specialist: Internal Medicine

Zack Marcus PharmD BCPS, Critical Care Pharmacy Clinical Specialist: Critical Care (Trauma)

Mike Thuyns PharmD BCCCP BCPS, Critical Care Pharmacy Clinical Specialist: Critical Care (Cardiac)

Josie Kelley PharmD BCPS, Clinical Pharmacist: Critical Care (Medical)

Carol Vollmer-Johnson PharmD BCPS, Pediatric Pharmacy Clinical Specialist: Pediatrics