Post Graduate Year Two PGY2 Infectious Diseases Jeddah1

Program Information

Pharmaceutical Care Division
The Pharmaceutical Care Division at KFSHRC-Jeddah is committed to providing the highest level of care to ensure safe, efficacious, and cost-effective utilization of medications and optimize patient outcomes. Education and research are essential components of our mission as well.

The Division consists of three departments: Medication Safety/Clinical Support Pharmacy, Medical/Critical Care Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care Pharmacy. The Division provides comprehensive services to both inpatients and outpatients, with patient-focused and integrated model of pharmaceutical care. It’s staff clinical pharmacy consultants, clinical pharmacy specialists and clinical pharmacists work in different clinical practice areas such as infectious diseases, anticoagulation, internal medicine, solid organ transplantation, cardiology, oncology, surgery, pediatrics, critical care, hematology/oncology, drug information and total parenteral nutrition.

Our Inpatient Practice model is in line with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Practice Advancement Initiative, with decentralized services and headed towards a comprehensive practice model. Our Clinical Pharmacists are an established cornerstone within the medical team and provide Inpatient as well as Ambulatory Care clinical services.

The inpatient distribution system is decentralized utilizing the latest Automated Dispensing Cabinets technology, and Smart Pumps and Bar-Coded Medication Administration are underway. Our physician order entry is computerized both in the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Skill Level
Bachelor Degree
1 year

Specialized Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY2) in Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Diseases Residency is a twelve-month program of intensive training and diverse experiences based upon the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) standards for specialized hospital pharmacy residencies. It is designed to develop the knowledge, practice patterns, attitudes, and skills necessary to provide care in infectious diseases pharmacy practice. The program will teach the resident to serve as an expert on the optimal use of medications in the care of patients with infectious diseases and optimize the outcomes of patients with infectious diseases through provision of evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy and developing, implementing, and monitoring drug regimens that incorporate the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of antimicrobials to optimize therapy for patients. The residency program can be customized for each resident based upon the residents’ interests and previous experience. However, all residents are required to complete rotations in core subject areas considered to be essential to the pharmacy practitioner. A broad range of elective rotations is available to permit the resident flexibility in pursuing individual goals. By the conclusion of the residency, graduates will be prepared to establish practice as an infectious disease pharmacy specialist. They will possess the tools and skills needed to provide optimal patient care, participate in clinical research and publishing, and serve the pharmacy profession through education and committee work.


PGY2 pharmacy residency program in infectious diseases builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in that practice area.


King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre pharmacy residency program vision is to graduate highly skilled and knowledgeable advanced pharmacy practitioners to assume direct patient care positions in certain pharmacotherapy specialties according to the best practice and international standards.


King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center specialized pharmacy residency program vision is to graduate highly skilled and knowledgeable advanced pharmacy practitioners to assume direct patient care position in infectious disease specialty according to best practices and international standards.

Program Details

  • Residency Duration: 12 months.
  • Available Positions: PGY2- Infectious Diseases (1).
  • Starting/End date: January1st – December 31st.


Program Structure

The 12-month of the residency program is a systematic approach that will provide the resident with opportunity and stimulus to develop skills, competencies, and professional expertise in all aspects of infectious diseases. The program consists of 7 clinical learning experiences; 4 required and 3 elective learning experiences, each consist of 5 weeks. In addition to longitudinal learning experience/activities are available. Elective learning experiences are possible and are to be developed based upon individual resident(s) interest, goals, and selected career path.

Required learning experiences- each 5 weeks (Check description of learning experiences section):

1- General Infectious Diseases

2- Advanced General Infectious Diseases

3- Immunocompromised (Transplant and Hematology/oncology) or (non-HIV)

4- Intensive care Infectious Diseases

5- Microbiology


Elective learning experiences- each 5 weeks (Check description of learning experiences section):

1- Hematology /oncology

2- Organ Transplantation

3- Infection control

4- Pediatric Infectious Diseases


Required longitudinal experiences (Check description of learning experiences section):

1- Antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP)

2- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

3- Evidence based infectious disease-related medication use evaluation (MUE)

4- Research project

5- Practice management

6- Staffing experience



  • Basic monthly salary
  • Housing and transportation allowance
  • Medical coverage
  • Free parking
  • Office space and computer.
  • Professional leave to attend local/national/ international continuing pharmacy education event(s)
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Free attendance to CME accredited Pharmacy Educational Lectures
  • Free attendance to hospital CME accredited Fundamental Research Lecture Series
  • Free courses to improve skills, for example, professional communication skills, computer related skills, and leadership skills
  • 54 vacation leave days


Application process

For graduates from the Ministry of Education and National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment: Refer to the Saudi Commission for health Spatiality (SCFHS) website for more details in the application process.

Special Requirements for Acceptance

Saudi citizenship, graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy, then having an SCFHS accredited PGY1 certificate. Applications submitted must include academic transcript, curriculum vitae, a 1-page letter of intent, and 3 letters of recommendation.

PGY2 Infection Disease Pharmacy Residency Program Manual 

Majda Alattas

Program Director


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