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 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


  • 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