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Resident Experiences

Resident Experiences

Projects

Team-related projects while on clinical rotation. Examples include:

  • Development of chemotherapy core regimens to be used at UW Health
  • Drug monographs for addition to formulary
  • Development or implementation of new clinical practice component
  • Development of patient education materials

A longitudinal research project which should be publishable upon completion. Past oncology resident projects have included:

  • Development and justification of a pharmacist-led oral chemotherapy management program
  • Evaluating the biosimilarity of tbo-filgrastim to filgrastim and the economic impact at an academic medical center
  • A retrospective analysis of clinical and infectious outcomes in adult hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients pre-and post-implementation of a fluoroquinolone prophylaxis program
  • A retrospective review and analysis of the “CALGARY” regimen in adult allogeneic bone marrow transplant patients
  • Utilization and evaluation of non-core chemotherapy regimens within an academic medical center
  • Implementation and evaluation of a pharmacist-led immunosuppressive dosing delegation protocol in an academic cancer center
  • Evaluation and standardization of chronic graft versus host disease management
  • Development of a clinical pathway for the management of acute myeloid leukemia
  • Development of value-based clinical decision tools for oncology practice
  • Development of the Pharmacist’s Role in the Management of Immunotherapy
  • Evaluation of BEAM vs. BeEAM for Lymphoma Patients Undergoing Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Implementation and Evaluation of Proactive Pharmacist-Led Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting Management
  • Tyrosine kinase inhibitors tolerability assessment in patients with advanced solid tumor malignancies and hypoalbuminemia

Presentation Opportunities

  • Educational presentations and inservices
  • Community outreach to cancer support groups
  • Leadership of journal club presentations
  • During their residency years, past residents have published in AJHP, Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice and the HOPA newsletter

Teaching Opportunities

  • Clinical instructor status at the UW–Madison School of Pharmacy
  • Didactic oncology lecture presented to third-year students within pharmacotherapy course
  • Assisting precepting of pharmacy students and first-year residents on clinical rotation
  • Optional Teaching Certificate Program in conjunction with the UW–Madison School of Pharmacy

Travel

  • Support to attend one national peer meeting (ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, ACCP, ASCO, HOPA)

Rotations

The PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy resident will complete rotational experiences primarily in adult patients, with a required rotation in pediatric oncology patients.

Residents also complete learning objectives focused on developing core competencies in cancer biology, antineoplastic/immunology pharmacology, cancer disease state management, oncology pharmacogenetics and other areas through case presentation/discussion session with preceptors and oncology clinical faculty from the School of Pharmacy.

Required Rotations

  • Orientation to PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency 
  • Inpatient Hematology 
  • Inpatient Blood & Marrow Transplant 
  • Inpatient Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
  • GI/Breast Oncology Clinic 
  • GU/Lung Clinic 
  • Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma Clinics 
  • Melanoma/Brain/Sarcoma Clinics 
  • Pharmaceutical Research Center 
  • Capstone Advanced Practice Experience (Selective rotation — either inpatient or ambulatory clinics)
  • Longitudinal Oncology Service Line (~1 year) 
  • Longitudinal Oncology Academia and Research (~1 year) 
  • Longitudinal Clinic Experiences (14 to 15 weeks each in Gynecologic Oncology and Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplantation Clinics) 
  • Longitudinal Oncology Pharmacy Practice Experience (~1 year clinical staffing)
  • Longitudinal Educational Experiences (~1 year — Drug Class and Disease State Presentations, Major Research Project)

Elective Rotations

  • Infectious Diseases for Hematology/Oncology Patients
  • Critical Care/Emergency Medicine for Hematology/Oncology patients 
  • Non-Malignant Hematology
  • Nutrition Support for Oncology Patients 
  • Oral Oncology Medication Management
  • Pharmacy Coordinator: Regional Oncology and Beacon/Chemotherapy Council Inpatient Oncology and Palliative Care (required for external PGY2 residents)

PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency

The residents in the UW Health PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency will participate as a member of the hematology/oncology team at UW Health and the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

The UW Carbone Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Wisconsin. In our ASHP accredited PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program, the resident will:

  • Practice in both inpatient and ambulatory settings
  • Participate in academic and preceptor programs through the UW–Madison School of Pharmacy
  • Complete a longitudinal project suitable for publication
  • Experience rotations tailored to the resident’s interests and needs while also meeting ASHP standards

Practice settings at UW Health and Carbone Cancer Center with rotation and staffing experiences include:

  • 39-bed inpatient adult BMT/hematology/oncology unit
  • Inpatient pediatric BMT/hematology/oncology unit
  • Multiple ambulatory clinics, including gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecology-oncology, multiple myeloma, breast cancer and lung cancer
  • Chemotherapy infusion center
  • Academia and research experience

Program Contacts

Meet Our Residents

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Program Summary

PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency (pdf)