The PGY2 Oncology pharmacy residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center is a 12-month, full-time curriculum that provides the essential elements needed to shape a successful pharmacy specialist. This intensive training involves activities in a wide variety of practice settings:
Rounding with multi-disciplinary malignant hematology, medical oncology, and blood/marrow transplant teams
Providing ambulatory pharmacy services to both solid and liquid tumor patients in the outpatient Wilmot Cancer Institute clinics
Participating in the oral chemotherapy program by providing patient education, clinical follow-up and drug information services
Applying appropriate sterile compounding technique for chemotherapy preparation
Numerous opportunities for precepting, teaching, and counseling patients, students, residents, pharmacists, and other health care professionals as an integral part of the health care team
The University of Rochester offers a full benefits package including, but not limited to, retirement, health insurance, disability insurance, paid time off, and relocation package. A full detail of benefits is available at: http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/benefits/
Rochester is made for living! It has small city charm, with a big city vibe. There are 35 museums and galleries. Music of all types and description is prevalent – inspired by the world-renowned Eastman School of Music and spurred on by the popular Rochester International Jazz Festival, innumerable clubs, and performance venues. It is ranked as the best minor league sports market in the nation; and sports fans gravitate just as eagerly toward the NFL Buffalo Bills and the Orangemen of Syracuse University—both nearby. That is when they are not golfing, hiking, biking, skiing, boating, or otherwise enjoying the outdoor life so readily available in this region.
Admission to the residency program is available to PharmD graduates who have completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency. Residents must be eligible for New York State licensure. Our residency program utilizes PhORCAS for the application process.
The following items must be submitted:
Letter of intent stating goals and interests
Three letters of references
Official college transcripts
About University of Rochester Medical Center
The University of Rochester Medical Center – Strong Memorial Hospital is located in Rochester, NY on the shores of Lake Ontario. Strong Memorial Hospital is an 886 bed quaternary referral center which includes the region’s Level 1 trauma center, transplant center, comprehensive stroke center, Wilmot Cancer Institute, Golisano Children’s Hospital, and many other specialty and subspecialty services. It is the main teaching site for the University of Rochester medical and nursing students and is an important training site for pharmacy students from several schools of pharmacy including St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Pharmacy, the University at Buffalo, and D’Youville College.