The Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS) PGY2 Oncology Residency is an ASHP-accredited, twelve-month program that transitions the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice resident to a specialized practice in oncology. The program focuses on clinical practice and education, and includes completion of a residency project. Required rotations include adult hematology, adult oncology, adult and pediatric stem cell transplant, pediatric hematology and oncology, outpatient oncology clinic, and outpatient stem cell transplant clinic. Longitudinal clinic experiences are available in gynecology/oncology, hematologic malignancies, and pediatric oncology, among others. Elective rotations are available in palliative care, infectious diseases, and oncology consult. Teaching opportunities are provided in experiential courses (APPE) and didactic lectures. Upon completion of this PGY2 program, the resident will be prepared for an oncology, hematology or stem cell transplant clinical pharmacist position with clinical faculty responsibilities.
VCUHS is the largest acute care facility in Virginia, and among the largest hospital complexes in the United States. It is the region's major referral center for trauma, transplantation, and oncology. The Department of Pharmacy Services provides comprehensive care to ambulatory and acute care patients. VCUHS is the major teaching site for the VCU Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Allied Health.
Applicants must be Doctor of Pharmacy graduates from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy; have completed an accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency; be licensed or eligible for pharmacist licensure in Virginia; and possess requisite patient care training or experience. The successful applicant must possess exceptional knowledge, clinical problem solving, communication skills, and leadership qualities.
Additional Salary Information: Please visit the VCU Health System pharmacy residency web site for additional information.