PGY2: Hematology/Oncology

The UC Health – University of Cincinnati Medical Center PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency is a one-year program based upon ASHP standards and the ASHP Supplemental Standard and Learning Objectives for Residency Training in Oncology Pharmacy Practice. The aim of the program is development of well-rounded oncology practitioners who possess the clinical database, attitudes, and skills necessary to practice successfully in multiple settings. Upon successful completion of the residency program, the individual should be able to practice as an independent oncology clinical pharmacist, with sufficient preparation to sit for the Oncology Board Certification Exam (BCOP.)  The resident will also develop his or her teaching portfolio by precepting Doctor of Pharmacy candidates, delivering didactic lectures at the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, and providing in-services for pharmacists, nurses, and physicians

The program focuses on provision of evidence-based, patient-focused care. The residency includes training in the inpatient and ambulatory settings in hematology/oncology, stem cell transplantation, gynecology/oncology, and investigational drugs. These areas are represented through direct patient care activities, clinical and didactic teaching activities, completion of a longitudinal research project, and patient-oriented longitudinal practice experience.

The individual’s program may vary in structure and area of emphasis based on the resident’s entering level of knowledge, skills and interests.

The specific program for each resident will include the six required educational outcomes:

  • Managing and improving the medication-use process
  • Provision of evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
  • Exercising leadership and practice management skills
  • Demonstrating project management skills
  • Providing medication and practice-related education/training
  • Utilizing medical informatics

Learning Experiences

Required rotations include concentrated experiences in solid tumor oncology, hematology and stem cell transplantation, investigational drug service, teaching, and research. Rotations will have separate foci in the inpatient and ambulatory settings. Elective rotations permit the resident to expand abilities and skills in area(s) of particular interest.
 Required Learning Experiences

  • Orientation / Oncology Pharmacy Practice
  • Solid Tumor, Inpatient and Ambulatory
  • Hematology/BMT, Inpatient and Ambulatory
  • Ambulatory Women’s Health
  • Investigational Drug Service

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Benign Hematology
  • Oncology Informatics
  • Pain and Palliative Care
  • Nutrition
  • Oncology Consults
  • Solid Organ Transplant

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Teaching (focused and longitudinal)
  • Research Project (focused and longitudinal)
  • Drug Policy Development/Administration (longitudinal)
  • Longitudinal Clinic Experiences
  • Clinical on-call, approximately every 3rd weekend

Research Project:

  • The resident will be required to participate in a drug or drug-related research project. This may be in the form of an original scientific investigation or outcomes study. The individual components of the project include: formulating a research hypothesis, development and approval of a research protocol, designing a timetable for completion of the project and its components, collection and analysis of data, and interpretation of the study results. The resident is expected to present his/her project at a regional pharmacy meeting, and is highly encouraged to present and/or publish the study results in a national forum.

Application Information:

  • Starting Date: July 1st

Application Requirements:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree
  • Successful completion of Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency or equivalent experience
  • Licensure in the state of Ohio

Number of Positions: One

Contact: Lisa Savage Grate, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS, PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Residency Program Director

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