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 I
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship II
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship III
  • Adult Infectious Diseases Consult I
  • Focused Research/Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development (CAIRD)
  • Infectious Diseases in Solid Organ Transplant
  • Infectious Diseases Critical Care

Elective Learning Experiences:

  • Transplant Infectious Diseases Consult
  • Infectious Diseases Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Adult Infectious Diseases Consult II

Longitudinal Learning Experiences:

  • Microbiology
  • Teaching and Precepting
  • Hospital Committee Work
  • HIV Longitudinal
  • Research
  • Pharmacist Service

Program Information

ASHP Accreditation Status:

  • Active

Start Date:

  • July 2024

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

Colin Duell


Hometown: Glen Falls, NY

School of Pharmacy: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Professional Interests: Pharmacokinetics, toxicokinetics, mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, pharmacogenomics, PK/PD strategies

Post PGY2 Plans: To practice as a clinical pharmacy specialist in ID at an academic institution, with time split between conducting antimicrobial stewardship, rounding with the ID consult team, and participating in research. Having the opportunity to precept pharmacy students and residents would be ideal, as I have had an excellent experience co-precepting pharmacy students over this past year as a PGY1. Eventually, I would like to become an RPD for a PGY-2 program in ID.

What attracted you to Hartford Hospital? I initially had the desire to complete my PGY1 at Hartford Hospital after interviewing, as the Pharmacy Department’s kindness, expertise, and work harmony was immediately apparent. The experiences throughout my first year have made me a proficient clinical pharmacist and provided a solid foundation to transition into the PGY2 ID role here. Having the opportunity to practice at a teaching hospital that provides care for critically ill patients, combined with the ability to explore new areas of practice like HIV clinic and transplant ID, will ensure that I will finish this program as a well-rounded ID specialist.

What do you do in your free time? I love to be outdoors. I enjoy camping, golfing, and swimming with friends, family, and my girlfriend, Maddie. As an upstate NY native, I make sure to travel back home and experience the inherent beauty of the Adirondacks and Lake George. Having friends and family throughout the Northeast makes for many weekend visits and adventures.

What do you love most about Connecticut? Over the course of the last year, I have found multiple state parks throughout the state that Maddie and I have picnicked, explored, and brought our friends to. There is ample opportunity to spend quality time outside in various appealing settings.

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