The adult oncology residency program began in July 2007.
The program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering is designed to accept six adult oncology residents. The program started with two residents expanded to 4 and now aiming for 6.
In 2008, the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists granted our program full accreditation.
Core rotations for the adult oncology residency include Bone Marrow Transplant, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Gastrointestinal, Breast, Genitourinary, Pain Management, and Integrative Oncology. Core rotations for the pediatrics residency are Hematological Malignancies, Solid Malignancies, Bone Barrow Transplant, Investigational Drug Management, Ambulatory Care, Intensive Care, and Pain and Palliative Care.
Many elective rotations are available, including several inpatient and outpatient services, Investigational Drug Services, and Medication Safety. Rotations will be tailored to meet the goals and interests of each resident.
Adult oncology residents have opportunities in Lung/Thoracic, Gynecology, and Radiation Oncology that can be designed to meet the resident's interests.
Residents may have the opportunity to teach and mentor students, limited to one student per month. Alternatively, residents have many opportunities to teach through planned teaching experiences such as Clinical Pearls, Journal Club, and Oncology Didactic Lectures.
In addition to clinical rotations and ambulatory clinics, oncology residents are required to discuss various oncology topics with their preceptors on a daily basis. Residents are also responsible for publication of the monthly departmental newsletter. Pharmacy operations are an integral part of the residency program as well, but are limited to one weekend per month. Every year, residents are required to present one continuing education presentation. Another major part of the residency involves the research project, in which residents are free to pursue a topic of their choosing.
Each resident is provided with office space, a telephone, a computer terminal, and full privileges at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Library. Each resident also has the benefit of fully funded meeting attendance at:
- The American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting
- Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Annual Meeting
Residents are compensated with an annual salary of $60,000, along with a comprehensive benefits package, medical/dental insurance, and 20 paid days off during the year.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering offers subsidized housing on Roosevelt Island for all oncology residents.