ADVANCE infectious diseases pharmacy through collaboration, research and education and LEAD antimicrobial stewardship to OPTIMIZE the care of patients with infections in every practice setting

Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program


The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists’ (SIDP) Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program is an innovative practice-based activity focusing on the steward's role in the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the development of a strong knowledge base in microbiology, pharmacology and fundamentals of successful antimicrobial stewardship programs. The program includes core content applicable to many different practice settings. Additional resources are provided to guide participants on implementation of antimicrobial stewardship initiatives in various practice areas focusing on unique challenges and characteristics relevant to the setting (e.g., academic medical center, community hospital, emergency and urgent care, ambulatory care).

This program, originally established in 2010 and restructured in 2023, has been a resource for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals world-wide in meeting educational needs for antimicrobial stewardship. For complete details on the program, please see our downloadable Announcement.

We offer discounts for trainees, Low-and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC), and groups . For a list of qualifying LMIC countries please refer to the World Health Organization list.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program 2024 Scholarships Available for Allied Health Professionals

The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) is offering scholarships to complete our new Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program (a $600 value!) free of charge!

To expand an interdisciplinary approach to antimicrobial stewardship, SIDP is seeking allied health professionals who are interested in enrolling in the program.

Eligibility: Clinicians (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and microbiologists) without specialized training in infectious diseases who are engaged in antimicrobial stewardship work or who wish to transition to this area of work and who live and work in the United States who identify as underrepresented minorities.

Benefits of Program Participation:

  1. Opportunity to network with other clinicians across the nation
  2. Live panel discussions with experts once per quarter
  3. Review and feedback on submitted project from members of SIDP
  4. Access to premier content delivered by expert clinicians
  5. Certificate of completion 
  6. FREE 1-year associate membership to SIDP (upon program completion)

Enrollment: Participants will complete the program as part of a cohort. Start dates will occur on the first business day of each quarter starting January 2024. Completion of the program is expected in 1 year from initial enrollment.

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SIDP is solely responsible for the content of the Program and selection of all faculty, authors, and moderators. Scholarship opportunities are supported by an independent medical education grant from Pfizer, Inc.  


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