The PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy residency program at Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) and Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) is a twelve-month, postgraduate training experience designed to ensure the resident develops the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become an expert in clinical pharmacy practices as it relates to the care of patients with cancer. Residents who successfully complete this ASHP-accredited PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and prepare them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in oncology.
The program provides clinical rotational learning experiences which are typically one month in duration. The majority are completed at LCI and CMC. However, residents have the opportunity to rotate through many different practice areas within the healthcare system. Residents may select elective experiences based on their interests and tailor the program to focus on specific clinical interests and career goals. In addition to developing clinical skills, residents are involved in the medication use process and gain experience in clinical research through completion of at least one major project (see sections II and III for details). All learning experiences are designed to produce a well-rounded oncology pharmacist with strong leadership abilities, project management skills, critical thinking skills and oral and written communication skills.
Atrium Health includes more than 7,600 licensed beds, employs nearly 60,000 people and accounts for almost 12 million patient interactions each year.
Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) is the flagship hospital of Atrium Health, which is distinguished throughout the Southeastern United States for its excellent patient care and medical expertise. Also situated on the main campus at CMC are Levine Cancer Institute's academic and research headquarters, Carolinas Rehabilitation, and Levine Children's Hospital. CMC serves as the region’s only Level 1 Trauma center and is an approved transplant center for heart, kidney, pancreas and liver. We also serve as one of North Carolina’s five Academic Medical Center Teaching Hospitals, providing medical residency training for more than 200 physicians in 15 specialties and serve as a satellite for the medical school at University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill. CMC is affiliated with five colleges of pharmacy (University of North Carolina, Wingate University, University of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, and Highpoint University) and offers PGY1 Pharmacy Practice, PGY2 Infectious Diseases and PGY2 Oncology... pharmacy residency programs.
Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) is the largest regional cancer and blood and marrow transplant center. With more than 25 cancer care locations, and over 200 cancer physicians, we provide access to top-ranked physician expertise, groundbreaking clinical trials and the latest cancer treatments across the Carolinas to more than 11,000 patients each year. LCI has a FACT-accredited adult blood and marrow transplant unit, staffed by nationally recognized physicians. LCI’s phase 1 clinical trials units provides access to the newest, most innovative therapies and cancer treatment options available. Specialized services include:
•Medical, radiation, and surgical oncology services
•Wellness and prevention programs
•Hospice and palliative care
•Embedded specialty pharmacy services