PGY2: Hematology/Oncology (UCMC)

 

Program Code: 44202

National Matching Service Code: 560660

Start date: July 1

Number of positions: 1

 

The following outline represents general program design and requirements for the ASHP-accredited PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The program includes a variety of direct and non-direct patient care, research, and teaching opportunities and will be tailored to meet the needs of an individual resident based on the resident development plan.

 

Program requirements

Entrance into the PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency requires the following:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an AACP-accredited College of Pharmacy
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
  • Pharmacist licensure in the state of Ohio

The PGY2 Oncology Residency Certificate will be awarded with completion of all established program requirements, including achievement of Required Competency Areas, Goals, and Objectives for PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency.

Clinical learning experiences 

-All experiences are one month in duration, unless otherwise noted

Required

  • Orientation
  • Inpatient Solid Tumor
  • Inpatient Hematology/BMT
  • Outpatient Solid Tumor I, II, III
  • Outpatient Hematology/BMT
  • Oncology informatics/Investigational Drug Service (spilt month)
  • Teaching/Research (2 spilt months, though may complete either or both longitudinally)

Elective

  • Benign Hematology consults/ambulatory clinic (2-4 weeks)
  • Pain and Palliative Care (2-4 weeks)
  • Nutrition (2-4 weeks)
  • Community Oncology Clinic
  • Solid Organ Transplant (2-4 weeks)
  • Transplant Infectious Disease (2-4 weeks)
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (2-4 weeks)
  • Repeat of any required experience

Longitudinal

  • Ambulatory Clinics (2-3)
  • Oncology administration
  • Medication Use Evaluation

 

Research 

PGY1 and PGY2 residents will participate in a longitudinal research project that originates from either resident interest or preceptor research submissions. A research timeline is established to ensure the resident stays on schedule for completion of residency.

 

June/July Research question and research team selected
August Research question and objectives presented to Pharmacy Research Subcommittee
September Submission of protocol to the Investigational Review Board (IRB)
November Development of University Health System Consortium (UHC) abstract and poster
December Presentation of research question and methods at UHC Conference held in conjunction with the ASHP midyear clinical meeting; focused data collection/analysis
January/March Data analysis, Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference (GLPRC) abstract submission
March/April GLPRC presentations
April-June Manuscript preparation and submission

 

Education opportunities 

PGY1 and PGY2 residents will have the opportunity to participate in the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program. The program is available for all residents in the greater Cincinnati area and consists of a two-day seminar along with longitudinal didactic, co-precepting and small group teaching requirements. The PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident will participate in didactic lectures in the oncology module of therapeutics at the college.

Education of pharmacists and other healthcare professionals is integrated longitudinally throughout the program including inter-professional grand rounds presentations, resident-led clinical presentations, nursing education, and other opportunities.

 

Pharmacy Grand Rounds 

PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents will develop two 60-minute Ohio Certified Continuing Education (OCE) presentations for Pharmacy Grand Rounds.

 

Pharmacy Morbidity, Mortality, and Improvement 

PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents will present one pharmacy-specific process improvement opportunity at the Monthly Pharmacy Morbidity, Mortality, and Improvement (MMI) case conference.  A written summary will be prepared for inclusion in the quarterly MMI continuing education publication.

 

Medication use evaluation (MUE) 

PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents will conduct an MUE coordinated through each resident’s assigned committee. The MUE is completed within the first half of the academic year and will be presented by the resident to the Drug Policy Development or other relevant committee.

 

Committee involvement 

The PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident will serve as an active member of The Chemotherapy and Biologics Subcommittee.

 

Independent practice 

The PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident will assist with provision of pharmacy coverage for rapid responses, Code Blue, and Code Violet for their services while inpatient, as well as rapid responses to oncology infusion areas while on ambulatory rotations (in addition to the rapid response team.) The residents will be an on-call resource one evening a week (staffing oncology pharmacy office from 4pm to 6pm, then remainder of call from home), as well as providing weekend clinical coverage to the oncology and solid organ transplant service lines approximately every 3 weeks. The PGY2 resident may also spend a month working with the Pulmonology Consult Team to ensure safe antibiotic use in cystic fibrosis patients, depending on completion of this activity as a PGY1 or additional interest as a PGY2.

 

Professional conferences 

PGY1 and PGY2 residents are required to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting/UHC meeting (December) and Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference (May). Additionally, the PGY2 Oncology Resident will be expected to attend the Residency Exchange (fall) and the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Meeting (late March.)

 

Salary and benefits 

Final information regarding salary, benefits, and pre-employment requirements will be provided to matched applicants for PGY1 and PGY2 programs prior to the start of the residency year.

  • Estimated salary of $49,000
  • 27 days paid time off (includes holidays and professional conference travel)
  • Medical, dental, vision plans
  • Individual workspace including a desktop computer and laser printer
  • Physical and electronic access to the University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library (adjacent to hospital)
  • Weekly OCE provided through Pharmacy Grand Rounds
  • Financial reimbursement for professional conferences
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification
  • Free covered parking adjacent to hospital

 

Application Process 

The following items must be received by December 31st to complete this application. Please submit the following items via PhORCAS:

  1. A letter of intent describing your reasons for applying to the program and interests within the pharmacy profession.
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae.
  3. College transcripts
  4. Three letters of recommendation (utilizing PhORCAS format)

 

Program Contact

Lisa Savage Grate, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Medical Oncology

Program Director, PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency

Lisa.Savage@uchealth.com

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