The Oncology Pharmacy Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) Residency at Baptist Hospital of Miami and the Miami Cancer Institute is a 52-week training program accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). The purpose of the program is to develop well-rounded oncology pharmacy practitioners and effective clinical instructors capable of providing a high-level patient care and clinical instruction to pharmacy and medical trainees.
The program provides residents with experience in adult medical oncology, malignant hematology, bone marrow transplant and cellular therapy, pediatric hematology and oncology, and investigational drug services in acute and ambulatory care settings. The training is coordinated to ensure the resident masters each of the disease states established within the ASHP Practice Standards for PGY2 oncology programs. Residents will develop skills in designing and monitoring evidence-based therapeutic regimens for individuals with cancer to ensure optimal outcomes while minimizing adverse drug events. In addition, the resident will develop skills in leadership, research, and teaching through projects, drug information, education and precepting PGY1 residents and pharmacy students.
After successful completion of this program, the graduating resident will have the necessary knowledge and skills in order to achieve board certification in oncology and demonstrate clinical and leadership abilities to perform as an oncology clinical specialist.
Candidates for this residency must possess a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy and Florida licensure (or eligible); in addition, they must have successfully completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency (certificate required). Applicants are required to submit the following documents: a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation from professional references utilizing standard form required by PhORCAS™. Candidates must participate in the Resident Matching Program.
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