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.
PGY2 pharmacy residency training builds on the foundations of pharmacy practice established during Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and the PGY1 pharmacy residency experience. The MSKCC PGY2 oncology residency provides residents with a 12 month learning experience that prepares them to function independently as a clinical pharmacy practitioner in oncology, to serve as a fully integrated member of a multi-disciplinary team, and to optimize medications used in the provision of cancer care. Residents who successfully complete a PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency at MSKCC will possess competencies that prepare them for future clinical, research or academic positions, leadership roles in oncology, and board certification in oncology pharmacy.
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.
- Leukemia: Inpatient
- Lymphoma: Inpatient
- Bone Marrow Transplant: Inpatient
- Neuro-oncology: Inpatient and Outpatient
- Head and Neck, Melanoma, and Sarcoma (HMS)
- Gastrointestinal Malignancies: Outpatient Gynecologic Malignancies: Outpatient
- Breast Cancer: Outpatient
- Pediatrics: Inpatient
- Infectious Diseases: Inpatient
- Research Month
- Thoracic Malignancies
- Investigational Drug Services
During the year, four weeks of rotation are chosen as electives based on resident preference. They may choose to repeat rotations from prior experience or choose to complete one of the following elective offerings:
- Pain and Palliative Care
- Leukemia clinic
- Lymphoma clinic
- BMT clinic
January 2, 2022
Length of Program
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 (Residents 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 (standard PHORCAS format)
- Academic transcript
- Curriculum Vitae