Resident Experiences


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


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