PGY-2 Oncology Residency - Adults

The Pharmacy Department at Memorial Sloan Kettering recognizes the value 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:

  • Develop and build the knowledge and clinical skills required to practice as an independent oncology practitioner
  • Emphasize the role of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) through literature evaluation, didactic lectures, roundtable discussions, self learning, and continuous self reflection
  • 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
  • Neuro-oncology: Inpatient
  • Breast: Inpatient
  • Gastrointestinal: Inpatient
  • Lung: Inpatient
  • Pediatric: Inpatient
  • Pain and Palliative Care

Application Deadline

December 31, 2015

Length of Program

One year

Number of Positions



  • 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 (rResidents are required to obtain Pharmacist licensure in the State of New York)
  • 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

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions
Past Residents
Residency Program Preceptors
Residency Learning Experiences and Teaching Activities


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