PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency
Welcome! I am so glad you stopped by our site to inquire about our PGY2 Oncology pharmacy residency program. We have SO much to offer, let me tell you a little bit about it.
UC San Diego Health is an NCCN and NCI-designated cancer center that will be able to provide you with experience in ANY cancer type and in a robust variety of hematological disorders. Our program is structured to provide you experience in both inpatient and outpatient hematology/oncology along with rotations in pain & palliative care, investigational drug services, retail/specialty hematology/oncology pharmacy and academia. The majority of our preceptors are board-certified oncology pharmacists and are excited about their role as preceptors for our residents. UC San Diego Health is a large academic medical center educating students, residents and fellows in many disciplines which will provide you the opportunity to educate these learners as well both in the medical center and in the classroom as a lecturer and case conference leader.
Graduates of our PGY2 Oncology program will be well equipped for jobs in any faucet of oncology and will possess the knowledge to sit for the BCOP exam. Our close-knit pharmacy family works together to get the job done and values a team player. We hope you make the decision to join team UCSD!
Residency Positions Available Per Year
2 residents are accepted each year
August 1st (matched residents must be licensed pharmacists in the State of California before starting the residency year and no later than November 1st)
Eligible applicants must have graduated from an accredited school of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree AND successfully completed an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited PGY1 pharmacy practice residency program
- Letter of Intent describing your interest in oncology and why this program is a good match for you
- Additional Question - What is your vision of an oncology pharmacist practicing at the top of their license? (Please answer in 1-2 paragraphs)
- Curriculum Vitae with all completed and anticipated learning experiences as well as pharmacy and non-pharmacy work experience
- References - At least 3 individuals, 2 of whom should be able to directly comment on your clinical practice skills
NOTE: Please have recommendation writers complete the electronic reference form within PhORCAS with detailed characteristics and narrative comments. One to two areas of improvement or constructive feedback that the recommender feels the candidate should continue to work on as a PGY2 resident should be identified. No separate letter of recommendation is required.
Shanna Block, PharmD, BCOP
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Director