PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Experiences


  • Team-related projects while on clinical rotation. Examples include:
    • Development of chemotherapy core regimens to be used at UW Health
    • Drug monographs for addition to formulary
    • Development or implementation of new clinical practice component
    • Development of patient education materials
  • A longitudinal research project which should be publishable upon completion. Past oncology resident projects have included:
    • Development and justification of a pharmacist-led oral chemotherapy management program
    • Evaluating the biosimilarity of tbo-filgrastim to filgrastim and the economic impact at an academic medical center
    • A retrospective analysis of clinical and infectious outcomes in adult hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients pre-and post-implementation of a fluoroquinolone prophylaxis program
    • A retrospective review and analysis of the "CALGARY" regimen in adult allogeneic bone marrow transplant patients
    • Utilization and evaluation of non-core chemotherapy regimens within an academic medical center
    • Implementation and evaluation of a pharmacist-led immunosuppressive dosing delegation protocol in an academic cancer center
    • Evaluation and standardization of chronic graft versus host disease management
    • Development of a clinical pathway for the management of acute myeloid leukemia
    • Development of value-based clinical decision tools for oncology practice
    • Development of the Pharmacist’s Role in the Management of Immunotherapy
    • Evaluation of BEAM verses BeEAM for Lymphoma Patients Undergoing Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation

Presentation Opportunities

  • Educational presentations and in-services on clinical rotations
  • Group presentations with other UW pharmacy practice/administrative residents
  • ACPE-accredited pharmacy grand rounds
  • Community outreach to cancer support groups
  • Leadership of journal club presentations and resident reports
  • Major projects may be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Educational Conference or national oncology conferences

Teaching Opportunities

  • Clinical instructor status at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  • Active role in teaching second- and third-year students in pharmacotherapy lab
  • Assist in precepting of fourth-year students on clinical rotation at the hospital
  • Opportunity to lecture in the third-year student oncology pharmacotherapy course
  • Contributing to clinical faculty discussions with students
  • Optional Teaching Certificate Program for residents at area hospitals


  • Support to attend one national peer meeting (ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, ACCP, ASCO, HOPA)
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy residents conference
  • Support to attend other related meetings in Wisconsin