The ASHP-accredited PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program was established in 2007 and was quickly recognized by both physicians and the department as an integral asset to the Institute. The residency program provides the opportunities to obtain advanced knowledge and expertise in providing pharmaceutical care to hematology/oncology patients from an interdisciplinary approach with a wide range of health care providers in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Over the course of 12 months, the resident will gain experience in the management of various solid and hematologic malignancies, become familiar with investigational cancer treatments and become competent recognizing and managing cancer and treatment-related complications.
This is a 12-month program. Core and elective rotations are offered as in-patient and out-patient settings. Core rotations include:
Bone Marrow transplant (4 weeks)
Leukemia (4 weeks)
Lymphoma/multiple myeloma (4 weeks)
Gynecologic oncology (4 weeks)
Breast cancer (4 weeks)
Thoracic (3 weeks)
Gastrointestinal cancer (4 weeks)
Soft Tissue Medicine (2 weeks)
Genitourinary cancer (3 weeks)
Pharmacy Practice Management (3 weeks)
Investigational Drug Services (2 weeks)
Examples of elective rotations available to residents are: pediatric oncology, pain management/palliative care services, infectious disease, intensive care, and inpatient medical oncology. The electives are tailored to the resident’s goals and previous experiences.
Education/Teaching opportunities In addition to the involvement in the direct patients' care, the residents will have a variety of opportunities to engage in teaching and precepting 4th year advanced practice pharmacy students and providing educational programs to medical fellows, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals. To expand his/her own experience in teaching and research, the residents will attend lectures at the State University of New York at Buffalo along with the residents at other sites around Buffalo. Residents also will give minimum one didactic lecture and active learning experience at D’Youville College of Pharmacy. There are many classes offered by Human Resources as well, which include, but are not limited to, career enhancement academy, teamwork academy, diversity academy, workplace safety academy and leadership academy.
Complete an accredited post-graduate year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residency program.
Pharmacists are licensed in the State of New York or are eligible for licensure in the State of New York.
The resident is required to be licensed as a pharmacist in New York State within the first 90 days of the residency program.
About Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, America’s first cancer center founded in 1898, is a National Cancer Institute-designated National Comprehensive Cancer Center (NCCN) serving the greater Western New York area. The institution provides patient care to 133 inpatient beds and has 31,000+ patients under current active care with over 201,000 outpatient visits per year. Roswell Park is a well-known for the strengths of its clinical staff, translational research and multidisciplinary oncology teams.
Currently the Institution has an academic affiliation with The State University of New York at Buffalo. Approximately 60 percent of Roswell's 25-acre campus has undergone major renovation or has been newly built since 1998. A new Center for Genetics and Pharmacology opened in the spring of 2006 alongside the newly constructed New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences. In addition, a satellite infusion center located in Amherst, NY started accepting patients in the fall of 2006 and a new phase I unit opened in 2008.
Mission: To serve our patients and to support our health care professionals through providing the highest quality pharmaceutical car...e, education, and research.
Vision: To provide essential support for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to rank in the top 10 of the nation’s cancer centers.