PGY2 Oncology Program Design

The OHSU PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program is a full-time, 12-month program that provides residents with extensive training opportunities in oncology, practice management, and academia. The program offers two positions for each residency class beginning July 1 and ending June 30. Our residency program was initiated in 2011 and received ASHP accreditation in 2012. 

OHSU offers a structured training program in several inpatient and ambulatory oncology areas. The program allows opportunity for focused areas of learning through elective experiences. The resident's knowledge base, past experience, and interests dictate the choice and length of experiences. The resident, program director, and primary preceptors jointly develop the resident schedule. See a sample schedule from our current residents.

Residents receive a list of goals and objectives at the beginning of each learning experience. The residents meet with their preceptors to formally review performance at midpoint and end of the learning experience. A written report assessing the resident is prepared based on the ASHP Residency Learning System (RLS) using the PharmAcademic evaluation system. On a quarterly basis, the residency program director meets with each resident, providing an evaluation of his/her progress based on the comments of the preceptors, resident self-evaluations, and assessment of the resident's strengths/areas for improvement.

Service requirement

Consistent with the ASHP residency standards, the OHSU PGY2 Oncology Residency experience is primarily a practical, rather than didactic or classroom experience. Practice skills are developed throughout the program in all aspects of pharmaceutical care. After completing appropriate training, the resident will staff a total of 4 shifts per month in ambulatory infusion and inpatient care settings. All residents must be licensed in Oregon by October 1st. Visit the Oregon Board of Pharmacy web site for additional details.

Teaching opportunities

PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residents, in cooperation with the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy and Pacific University School of Pharmacy, will participate in classroom discussions, lectures, and labs during each school's Spring Oncology lecture series. Residents may also precept Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential students during their final year of rotations at OHSU. Opportunities are available to residents seeking additional teaching responsibilities through the Oregon Residency Teaching Certificate Program. The elective teaching certificate program is offered as a joint program by OSU College of Pharmacy and Pacific University School of Pharmacy. 

Required Presentations:

  • 1-2 hours of lecture at School of Pharmacy 
  • 1 hour Oncology Fellows Lecture
  • 1 hour CE presentations to pharmacy staff
  • 20 minute case presentation to pharmacy staff
  • Pharmacy Practice Lab at School of Pharmacy 
  • Nursing inservices as needed while on rotation