PGY-2 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 867 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
  • Transplant infectious disease

Elective learning experiences:

  • 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 2020

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

Anastasia BilinskayaName: Anastasia Bilinskaya


Hometown: Newington, CT

School of Pharmacy: University of Connecticut

Professional Interests: Infectious Diseases, HIV, Epidemiology, Critical Care

Post PGY2 Plans: Pursue an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist position at an academic medical center.

What attracted you to Hartford Hospital?
As a student, I completed a majority of my rotations at Hartford Hospital and quickly realized it was a great fit for me. Given that Hartford Hospital is a large academic medical center, I knew it would provide me with ample opportunities to further my education, research, and clinical skills while practicing in a collaborative work environment. Also, everyone in the pharmacy is incredibly friendly and supportive, really making you feel right at home. I enjoyed it so much I decided to stay on as a PGY-2!

What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy going out with friends, trying new foods, visiting local breweries/vineyards, attending yoga classes, and binge-watching shows on Netflix.

What do you love most about CT?
I love having all four seasons, especially fall! We’re also in a great location for weekend trips to either Boston or New York.

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