PGY-2 Infectious Diseases

The Pharmacy Department at Memorial Sloan Kettering recognizes the value and need for an infectious diseases specialty residency for pharmacists seeking a career in infectious diseases.


The Infectious Diseases (ID) Pharmacy Residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides advanced training in ID pharmacotherapy and antimicrobial stewardship with an additional focus on infections in immunocompromised patients. The program will help the resident establish knowledge in ID pharmacotherapy for a variety of medical and surgical patients, both adult and pediatric, in mostly the inpatient setting with some outpatient experiences. It will prepare an ID pharmacy specialist for future clinical or academic positions and board certification. The antimicrobial stewardship training allows an opportunity to develop leadership skills and collaborate with multiple disciplines on quality improvement projects, guideline development and education. MSKCC is committed to conduct of cutting-edge research and the program provides multiple opportunities for clinical research

Required Rotations

  • Orientation/Pharmacy Operations                                             
  • Microbiology and ID Orientation                                                  
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (ASP)                                                  
  • Adult ID Consult (Solid Tumor and Lymphoma) 
  • Adult ID Consult (Leukemia and HSCT)                    
  • Elective (ICU, BMT)                                                                                  
  • Research and Vacation                                                                       
  • Research and Antimicrobial Stewardship (ASP)                 
  • Ambulatory HIV clinic   

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Antimicrobial Subcommittee Residency year

Application Deadline

January 5th

Length of Program

One year

Number of positions



  • Successful completion of an ACPE accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program
  • Successful completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
  • Eligibility for pharmacist licensure in New York State (Residents are required to obtain Pharmacist licensure in the State of New York)

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should submit the following through Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application (PhORCAS):
  • Letter of interest explaining career goals
  • Three letters of recommendation (standard PHORCAS format)
  • Academic transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae

Additional Information


Nina Cohen Orsini, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQID
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue, Schwartz 526
New York, NY 10065