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 2023

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

Tyler Ackley

Tyler AckleyEmail:

Hometown: Groton, Connecticut

School of Pharmacy: University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Professional Interests: Antimicrobial resistance patterns, dose optimization in critical illness, HIV

Post PGY2 Plans: 
I would love to practice as an ID specialist at an academic institution, but hope to be able to incorporate a handshake-stewardship approach into my day-to-day workflow. Precepting and mentorship is incredibly important to me and I know wherever I go that I want to work with learners at all levels.

What attracted you to Hartford Hospital?
After joining Hartford Hospital as a PGY1, staying on as their PGY2 was an obvious choice given how well the pharmacy works together. The environment within pharmacy and on the units is welcoming and providers are interested in our perspective. Additionally, being able to take time to focus on ICU level care as part of the required rotations strengthened my desire to continue my time with Hartford. Being able to explore new areas such as HIV clinic and the transplant ID service ensures that through completing the program I will leave as a well-rounded ID specialist.

What do you do in your free time?
I like to spend my free time with friends, many of whom stayed in Connecticut after pharmacy school and conveniently also work at Hartford Hospital. So much of my time outside of work is at dinner with them in West Hartford, or on weekend getaways to New Hampshire and Vermont for hiking. I also have a black lab, named Bowen, so we spend a good amount of our time on walks and at the dog park.

What do you love most about Connecticut?
I’ve lived in Connecticut all of my life, so it’s safe to say that I’m surrounded by friends and family that have made Connecticut home. Being able to return home for a weekend to visit Mystic and go to the beach while also being able to hike is an added bonus.

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