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Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY2): Oncology Pharmacy

Our oncology pharmacy residency program helps residents develop expertise and competency in providing pharmaceutical care services to cancer patients in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. Required rotations include adult and pediatric oncology, bone marrow transplant, oral chemotherapy, infusion and hospice/palliative care. Longitudinal experiences include administration, research, tumor board attendance, participation in an oncology pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committee. Residents will also have opportunities to teach through direct precepting of PGY1 residents and students as well as opportunities to lecture in the oncology module and participate in the oncology elective at Idaho State University. 

This 12-month program offers a $50,000 stipend, benefits, and paid time off. 

Residency Start Date: July 8, 2019

Core Rotations

  • Orientation - 2 weeks
  • Medical oncology/infusion - 6 weeks
  • Oral chemotherapy - 6 weeks
  • Inpatient oncology - 5 weeks
  • Blood and marrow transplant - 5 weeks
  • Pediatric oncology - 5 weeks
  • Hospice/palliative care - 4 weeks
  • Precepting - 4 weeks

Modified Rotations

  • Radiation oncology (Nampa) - 3 weeks
  • Rural oncology (Fruitland) - 1 weeks
  • Elective option - 4 weeks

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Oncology research (with concentrated opportunities)

  • Oncology administration (with additional concentrated rotation elective available)

  • Project time

  • Staffing

Projects

Resident will complete numerous projects throughout the residency year and select one major project to present at the Western States Residency Conference. This will include an abstract and 15 minute power point presentation. After returning from Western States, the project will be written in manuscript form prior to residency completion. The resident will select one preceptor to serve as a mentor for the major residency project. The resident and the preceptor will meet on a regular basis to discuss details of the project, timelines, obstacles and accomplishments. Major project timeline:

  • Project ideas & discussion – Nov 1
  • Project selection – Dec 1
  • Timeline – Dec 1
  • Goals & objectives – Dec 15
  • Abstract (rough draft) for Western States Residency Conference – Jan 15
  • PowerPoint presentation (rough draft) – April 15

Staffing & Other Activities

  • Opportunity to serve as the primary preceptor for one P4 student and/or one PGY1 resident
  • Assist in updating the current rotation materials
  • Schedule rotation activities
  • Oversee all projects done by the student/resident and ensure deadlines are met
  • Contribute to the evaluation of the student/resident

Application Requirements and Process

Application Deadline: January 4, 2019

Applicants must have a PharmD degree or equivalent, eligibility for Idaho licensure, CV, 3 letters of recommendation (1 from PGY1 RPD) and completion of PGY1 residency. Please visit the link below to apply:

Contact Information

Phone: (208) 381-4141