PGY-2 Oncology Residency - Pediatrics

PGY-2 Oncology Residency - Pediatrics


The Pharmacy Department at Memorial Sloan Kettering recognizes the value and need for a pediatric oncology specialty residency for pharmacists seeking a career in pediatric 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 MSK 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 MSK will possess competencies that prepare them for future clinical, research or academic positions, leadership roles in oncology, and board certification in oncology pharmacy.

The Pediatric Oncology Specialty Residency provides advanced training in clinical therapeutics for the pediatric cancer patient. The main objectives of the training program at MSK Kids are to help residents:

  • Establish a firm knowledge base in pediatric cancer conditions, treatment options, antineoplastic pharmacology, and pharmacokinetics
  • Optimize outcomes in pediatric cancer patients through evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Foster clinical problem-solving skills
  • Provide an introduction to clinical research

Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: Inpatient
  • Pediatric Transplant and Cellular Therapy: Inpatient
  • Pediatric Transplant and Cellular Therapy: Outpatient
  • Pediatric Hematologic Malignancies: Outpatient
  • Pediatric Neuro-Oncology: Outpatient
  • Pediatric Neuroblastoma Outpatient
  • Pediatric Sarcoma Outpatient
  • Adult Leukemia: Inpatient

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Education
  • Formulary and Medication Use Policy
  • Pediatric Investigational Drug Services
  • Leadership
  • Major Research Project Medication Safety and Quality Management
  • Operations, Pediatric Pharmacy
  • Well-being and Resilience Elective Rotations

Elective Rotations

During the two months of elective rotations, residents may repeat a previous rotation, begin a new rotation as approved by the program director or choose from the following rotations:

  • Adult Oncology
  • Early Drug Development
  • Infectious Disease
  • Long Term Follow-Up (Survivorship)
  • Pain and Palliative 
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Application Deadline

January 2, 2024 by Eastern time

Length of Program

One year

Number of positions

One to Two

Start Date

July 1 


  • Successful completion of an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program
  • Successful completion of an ASHP-accredited or candidate-status 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)
  • Completion of an on-site or virtual interview
  • Interview in the Personal Placement Service (PPS) at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (encouraged, not required)

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 transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae

Additional Information



Jennifer Thackray, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS (she/her)
Manager, Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy Services
Director, PGY2 Oncology (Pediatrics) Pharmacy Residency Program
Dept. of Pharmacy

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
460 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
Office: (646) 888-6601  Fax: (929) 321-7391
Mobile: (646) 942-3197
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