Careers at UW Health

Resident Activities

Resident Activities

Projects

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

  • Development of standard of care 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
  • A retrospective analysis of clinical and infectious outcomes in adult hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients pre-and post-implementation of a fluoroquinolone prophylaxis program
  • 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
  • Impact of concomitant medications on survival outcomes in patients receiving immunotherapy for treatment of metastatic melanoma
  • Myeloblative conditions regiment comparison in mismatched allogeneic stem cell transplant recipients

Presentation Opportunities

  • Educational presentations and in-services
  • Community outreach to cancer support groups
  • Leadership of journal club presentations
  • Past residents have published in AJHP, Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice (JOPP) and other peer review journals

Teaching Opportunities

  • Clinical instructor status at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy
  • Didactic lecture(s) presented to third-year students within required oncology pharmacotherapy course
  • Participation in elective oncology seminar course offers to second- and third-year pharmacy students
  • Supportive role in precepting of pharmacy students and first-year residents on clinical rotation
  • Optional Teaching Certificate Program in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy

Travel

  • Support to attend one national peer meeting (HOPA preferred)

Rotations

The PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy resident will complete rotational experiences primarily in adult patients, with 1 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 University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy.

Required Rotations

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

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 Leadership and Oncology Informatics
  • 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 Health | Carbone Cancer Center.

The UW Health | 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 breast, lung, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecology-oncology, multiple myeloma, lymphoma, hematology, bone marrow transplant and cellular therapies
  • Chemotherapy infusion center
  • Academia and research experience

Program Contacts

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Program Summary

PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency (pdf)