- When did the Memorial Sloan Kettering residency program begin?
- How many residents are accepted each year?
- Is the Medication Use Safety residency program accredited by ASHP?
- What rotations are required for this program?
- What elective rotations are available?
- What teaching opportunities do residents have?
- What are the other components of the residency?
- What are the benefits of a residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering?
The Medication Use Safety Program enrolled its first resident in July 2016.Back to top
The program at Memorial Sloan Kettering is designed to accept one resident for a twelve month training program.Back to top
The program is currently accepted in candidate status. We were surveyed in September 2017 and expect to be accredited in 2018..Back to top
Core rotations for the program include: medication safety leadership; drug policy & pharmaceutical outcomes; pharmacy operations; medication event evaluations; clinical informatics; and clinical rotations –geriatrics, oncology practice, adult critical care, medication reconciliation, and pain management.Back to top
Elective rotations are variable depending on resident interest.Back to top
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 “medication safety pearl” presentations and Journal Clubs.Back to top
In addition to core rotations the resident will learn how to be a knowledgeable and informed presenter including experience delivering a lecture for our ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy educational program. The resident will also be offered the opportunity to train for 4-5 weeks at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) in Horsham, PA., under the direction of Michael Cohen, President of ISMP. Each resident will also frequently interact throughout the year with MSK’s interdisciplinary Division of Quality & Safety under the leadership of Kent Sepkowitz, MD, Deputy Physician- in- chief for Quality/Safety. The resident will also have the opportunity to work on a significant project with Peter Bach, MD, MSK’s Director of Health Outcomes.Back to top
Each resident is provided with office space, a telephone, a computer terminal, and full privileges at Memorial 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 or the ASHP Summer Meeting
Residents are compensated with an annual salary of $60,000, along with a comprehensive benefits package, medical/dental insurance, and 15 paid days off during the year.
Memorial Sloan Kettering offers subsidized housing for all residents. These apartments are available on Roosevelt Island-approximately 20 minutes from the hospital.Back to top