- When did the Memorial Sloan Kettering residency program begin?
- How many residents are accepted each year?
- Is the adult PGY-2 residency program accredited by ASHP?
- What rotations are required in the oncology residencies?
- What elective rotations are available?
- What ambulatory care clinics are available?
- What teaching opportunities are available to residents?
- What are the other components of the residency?
- Does a PGY2 resident need to be licensed in New York State?
- Do residents have an office and desk area?
- Does Memorial Sloan Kettering support travel to conferences?
- What benefits are the residents offered during their residency?
The adult oncology residency program began in July 2007.Back to top
The program at Memorial Sloan Kettering is designed to accept four adult oncology residents. The program started with 2 residents and expanded after two years to accept 4 residents.Back to top
In 2008, the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists granted our program full accreditation.Back to top
Core rotations for the adult residency include bone marrow transplantation, leukemia, lymphoma, gastrointestinal maligancies, breast, Gynecologic malignancies, thoracic malignancies, infectious diseases, head and neck/melanoma/sarcoma, neuro-oncology, and Investigational Drug Service.Back to top
Many elective rotations are available, including several inpatient and outpatient services (BMT, leukemia, and lymphoma clinics). Pain and palliative care is also offered as a condensed, elective rotation. . Rotations will be tailored to meet the goals and interests of each resident.Back to top
Adult oncology residents have opportunities in a variety of required or elective clinics including thoracic malignancies, gynecologic malignancies, leukemia, lymphoma, BMT, gastrointestinal malignancies, breast and geriatrics. Outpatient experiences will be tailored to meet the interests of the resident.Back to top
Residents have many opportunities to teach through planned teaching experiences such as Case Presentations, Journal Club, and Oncology Didactic Lectures. Based upon requests from colleges of pharmacy, there may be opportunities to precept pharmacy students in the second half of the academic year. Additionally, when opportunities are available, residents may be able to participate in an elective teaching experience shared with Rutger’s University.Back to top
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 evening and one weekend per month. Every year, residents are required to present one continuing education presentation. Finally, all residents complete a research project and final manuscript.Back to top
Yes, all residents must be qualified for licensure in New York State and must successfully obtain their license by October 1st. Information about New York State licensure may be found through the New York State Education Department. Information about reciprocating pharmacy licenses can be found at the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®.Back to top
The residents from both the adult and pediatric programs share an office. Each resident is provided a desk, telephone, ipad, and personal computer connected to the Internet and hospital Intranet. Residents are able to print documents from a shared laser printer. General office supplies are readily available.Back to top
Residents are expected to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting to support residency recruitment for the following year. Residents are also required to attend the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Annual Meeting to present their research projects. Meeting attendance for both conferences is fully funded.Back to top
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 on Roosevelt Island for pharmacy residents.Back to top