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 of maximum daily dose tool for chemotherapy agents
  • Evaluation of erythropoietin utilization in ambulatory oncology clinic patients
  • Development of a toxicity characteristic tool for an investigational chemotherapy agent whose side effect profile not captured with national common toxicity criteria methodology
  • Analysis of institutional preprinted chemotherapy orders against national standards
  • Evaluation and standardization of chronic graft vs. host disease management
  • Implementation and evaluation of a pharmacist-led immunosuppressive dosing delegation protocol in an academic cancer center
  • 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 verses BeEAM for Lymphoma Patients Undergoing Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation

Presentation Opportunities

  • Educational presentations and in-services on clinical rotations
  • Group presentations with other UW pharmacy practice/administrative residents
  • ACPE-accredited pharmacy grand rounds
  • Community outreach to cancer support groups
  • Leadership of journal club presentations
  • Major projects may be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Educational Conference or national oncology conferences

Teaching Opportunities

  • Clinical instructor status at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  • Active role in teaching second- and third-year students in pharmacotherapy lab
  • Assist in precepting of fourth-year students on clinical rotation at the hospital
  • Opportunity to lecture in the third-year student oncology pharmacotherapy course
  • Contributing to clinical faculty discussions with students
  • Optional Teaching Certificate Program for residents at area hospitals
  • Teaching assistant of oncology elective course at the school of pharmacy

Travel

  • Support to attend one national peer meeting (ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, ACCP, ASCO, HOPA)
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Residents Conference
  • Support to attend other related meetings in Wisconsin

Rotations

The PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy resident will complete rotational experiences primarily in adult patients with a required rotation in pediatric oncology patients (flexibility in addition of elective rotational experiences in pediatrics).

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 
  • Advanced Practice Experience (selective rotation—either inpatient or ambulatory clinics) 
  • Longitudinal Oncology Clinical Management (14 to 15 weeks) 
  • 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

  • Critical Care/Emergency Medicine for Hematology/Oncology patients 
  • Nutrition Support for Oncology Patients 
  • Oral Oncology Medication Management 
  • Regional Oncology Management 
  • Informatics – Beacon Builds 
  • Infectious Diseases for Hematology/Oncology Patients 
  • Non-Malignant Hematology 

PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency

The resident 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 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 and lung cancers
  • Chemotherapy infusion center
  • Academia and research experience

Program Contacts

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Program Summary

PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency (pdf)