PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Practice Residency

Hartford Hospital Overview

Hartford Hospital, part of Hartford Healthcare, is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England. Hartford Hospital is a 938 bed tertiary medical center with five intensive care units and many areas of specialty including robust HIV, cystic fibrosis, oncology, and solid organ transplant patient populations.

About the Program

The infectious diseases (ID) pharmacy residency at Hartford Hospital provides advanced training in ID pharmacotherapy and antimicrobial stewardship. The program allows for tailored instruction for the individual resident based on interests, past experience, and future goals.

Residency Experiences

Core Learning Experiences:

  • Orientation
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Adult infectious Diseases Consult and/or HIV Consult
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases in Solid Organ Transplant

Elective Learning Experiences:

  • Transplant Infectious Diseases
  • Focused Research/Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development (CAIRD)
  • Infectious Diseases Critical Care
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Longitudinal Learning Experiences:

  • Microbiology
  • Teaching and Academia
  • Subcommittee Involvement
  • HIV Clinic
  • Research
  • Pharmacist Service/Kinetics

Program Information

ASHP Accreditation Status:

  • Active

Start Date:

  • July 2021

Residency Program Director:

Requirements for Application:

  • Candidates must register through ASHP match
  • Candidates must complete a PGY1 experience or an equivalent experience
  • Licensure in the state of Connecticut by the start of the residency

PGY2 Resident

Jess ColmerauerName: Jess Colmerauer


Hometown: Canandaigua, New York

School of Pharmacy: St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York

Professional Interests: Transplant ID, cardiac infections, adult infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship

Post PGY2 Plans: Wherever the wind takes me! (But hopefully a position as an infectious diseases clinical specialist)

What attracted you to Hartford Hospital?
I I was interested in training at a large teaching hospital with a range of experiences and patient populations to learn from. Hartford Hospital was a great fit with opportunities to serve many types of patients including transplant (heart, liver and kidney), HIV, and pediatric populations. It is also home to the Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development (CAIRD) and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to learn from our colleagues there.

What do you do in your free time?
I I like to go hiking on the many great trails in the area and trying new bubble tea flavors.

What do you love most about CT?
I I love having four seasons (Fall is my favorite) and being a short trip from a lot of cool places in the Northeast (Boston, NYC, Philly).

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency

  • Kristin E. Linder, PharmD BCPS BCIDP

    Director of PGY-2 Residency Program in Infectious Diseases
    Department of Pharmacy Services Hartford Hospital

  • 80 Seymour Street
    Hartford, CT 06102-5037

  • Phone: 860.972.0575
    Fax: 860.972.2910