Program Director Contact Information

Alison Blackman

Alison Blackman, PharmD, BCIDP
Clinical Coordinator – Infectious Diseases
Director – PGY2 Infectious Diseases


Eleanor Broadbent

Eleanor Duquette, PharmD, BCIDP
Clinical Specialist – Infectious Diseases
Coordinator – PGY2 Infectious Diseases


All PGY2 Infectious Diseases interviews will be held virtually for the 2024 - 2025 recruitment year.

For general residency questions, please email and

Program Description

The PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency program at Boston Medical Center (BMC) provides a structured education and training experience for pharmacists looking to develop clinical expertise in infectious disease pharmacotherapy and antibiotic management.

After orientation to the department, the resident begins a series of rotations and longitudinal activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of the program. The residency is a tailored, comprehensive program that emphasizes the development of advanced pharmaceutical care skills in the area of infectious diseases.

Upon completion of the specialty residency program at Boston Medical Center, the resident will have achieved a level of expertise in infectious disease pharmacotherapy to function as an independent clinical specialist or educator in the area of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy.

BMC's Infectious Diseases Services
Section of Infectious Disease / Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and BMC

Program Purpose

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of 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 the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

Program Outcomes

  1. Promote health improvement, wellness, and the prevention of infectious diseases
  2. Optimize the outcomes of individuals with an infectious disease by providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team or as an independent clinician
  3. Manage and improve anti-infective-use processes through implementing antimicrobial stewardship strategies and by being an active member of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee
  4. Demonstrate excellence in the provision of educational activities for health care professionals focusing on optimizing anti-infective pharmacotherapy
  5. Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications used to treat individuals with infectious diseases
  6. Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills
  7. Conduct infectious disease pharmacy quality improvement projects and/or research

Core Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Introduction to Infectious Diseases, Antibiotic Stewardship, and Microbiology
  • HIV Outpatient Clinic (longitudinal)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (AST)
  • ID Consult
  • Internal Medicine ID
  • AST Administration
  • Pediatric ID Consult

Elective Rotations (Choice of 3)

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine/Transitions of Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
  • Repeat a required rotation

Longitudinal Responsibilities

  • IHI quality improvement project supported by the Scholarship committee
    • Receive an IHI Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety
    • Final manuscript submission
  • Longitudinal AST experiences (AST shift coverage once-weekly, development of AST guidelines, formulary review of anti-infectives, etc.)
  • Participation and leadership on quarterly antibiotic subcommittee meetings and monthly AST leadership meetings
  • Participation in a BMC residency committee (scholarship, preceptor development, residency emotional support team, or recruitment.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • 1 Resident Morbidity and Mortality presentation
  • 1 Boston ID pharmacy journal club
  • 1 didactic lecture at Northeastern University Bouvé School of Pharmacy
  • 1 Multidisciplinary lecture (PA lecture or ID fellow lecture)
  • 1 ACPE-Accredited Continuing Education (CE) lecture
  • MSHP Clinical Pearl Submission

Additional Opportunities

  • Journal club presentations
  • Precepting PGY1 residents on an ID rotation
  • Precepting students on an ID rotation
  • Completion and presentation of Medication Use Evaluations (MUE) and drug monographs for formulary review
  • Resiliency training
  • Teaching certificate
  • Chief pharmacy resident leadership role

Pharmacy Practice (Staffing) Responsibilities

  • Weekends & evenings
    • One weekend every 3 weeks
    • Medicine evening shift (1:30-10:00 pm) (7 weeks total)
  • Holiday assignments
    • 2 assigned holidays from the following (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, or Martin Luther King Day)


  • Estimated Salary: $63,000
  • Vacation time: 12 days
  • Office space with computer
  • Travel/CE allowance (~$2,600/year): Making a Difference in Infectious Disease (MAD-ID), ASHP Midyear Meeting, opportunities for additional national specialty meetings
  • $750 cafeteria allowance per academic year
  • $1000 move/licensure bonus
  • Lease guarantee available to minimize security deposit requirements
  • Insurance Benefits: health (100% employer-paid option), dental, vision, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, life insurance