Pharmacy PGY-2 Oncology Residencies: PGY-2 Oncology Residency - Adults


The Pharmacy Department at Memorial Sloan Kettering currently offers two PGY2 pharmacy residencies with the support of our clinical pharmacy division, one in adult oncology and one in pediatric oncology.


The Pharmacy Department at Memorial Sloan Kettering recognizes the value of and need for an oncology specialty residency for pharmacists seeking a career in oncology practice. The Adult Oncology Specialty Residency provides advanced training in clinical therapeutics for the adult cancer patient. The main goals of this residency are to:

  1. Develop and build the knowledge and clinical skills required to practice as an independent oncology practitioner.
  2. Emphasize the role of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) through literature evaluation, didactic lectures, roundtable discussions, self-learning, and continuous self-reflection.
  3. Apply evidence-based guidelines and standards in tailoring the treatment plan to maximize patient care and outcomes.


Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Leukemia: Inpatient
  • Lymphoma: Inpatient
  • Bone Marrow Transplant: Inpatient
  • Gastrointestinal: Outpatient
  • Genitourinary: Outpatient
  • Breast: Outpatient
  • Research Month
  • Lung Cancer
  • Gynecologic Malignancies
  • Investigational Drug Services

Elective Rotations

During the year there is one elective offered. Residents can begin a new rotation as approved by the program director or choose one of the following:

  • Head and Neck/Sarcoma/Melanoma: Inpatient
  • Integrative Oncology (Herbal Medicine)
  • Breast: Inpatient
  • Gastrointestinal: Inpatient
  • Lung: Inpatient
  • Pediatric: Inpatient
  • Pain and Palliative Care
January 5, 2015
Length of Program
One year
  • Successful completion of an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program
  • Successful completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
  • Eligibility for pharmacist licensure in New York State (residents are required to obtain pharmacist licensure in New York State)
  • Interview in the Personal Placement Service (PPS) at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following through Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application (PhORCAS):

  • Letter of interest explaining career goals
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Academic transcript
  • Curriculum vitae

Nelly Adel, Pharm.D., BCOP, BCPS
Manager, Adult Clinical Pharmacy Services
Adult Oncology PGY-2 Residency Program Director


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue, Schwartz 718
New York, NY 10065