National Match Code: 635260

PGY2 Oncology Program Director
Melissa Rhoades, PharmD, BCOP
Telephone: 414-805-0489

PGY2 Oncology Program Coordinator
Felicia Zook, PharmD, BCOP

Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of Positions: 4
Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2019
Starting Date: June 2020
Stipend: $49,920

Residency Manual


This specialty residency is designed to provide advanced clinical training in oncology and leadership development opportunities. Upon completion of the residency, the graduates’ advanced knowledge and leadership skills will enable them to practice as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team in the care of the oncology patient, engage in clinical instructor/precepting opportunities and they will be prepared to attain board certification (BCOP).

Flexible, comprehensive training in both acute care and ambulatory oncology settings with a focus on multidisciplinary collaboration.

  • Rotations and activities are tailored to meet the needs and interests of each resident.
  • Year-long research projects are expected to be submitted for publication.
  • Residents will have the opportunity to precept PGY1 pharmacy residents and PharmD students on clinical rotations.

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Completion of PGY1 pharmacy residency
  • Applicants are required to submit a program application through PhORCAS. Please follow the application instructions.

Learning Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Inpatient Acute Care Oncology
  • Inpatient Hematologic Malignancies
  • Inpatient Blood and Marrow Transplant
  • Inpatient Hematologic Malignancies
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Ambulatory Hematology / Blood and Marrow Transplant
  • Ambulatory Oncology (2-3 week rotations in disease state clinics, total of ~9 weeks)
    • Ambulatory GI Clinic
    • Ambulatory Gyn/Onc & Thoracic Clinic
    • Ambulatory Breast Clinic
    • Ambulatory Genitourinary, Sarcoma, Central Nervous System, Head and Neck, Skin & Endocrine Clinic
  • Longitudinal Trimester Experiences (4 months, rotated)
    • Drug Policy (concurrent with Oncology P&T Subcommittee)
    • Medication Safety (concurrent with Oncology Pharmacy & Nursing Committee and Molecular Tumor Board)
    • Practice Leadership (concurrent with Smoking Cessation Clinic)
    • Drug Policy — 4 months longitudinal (Oncology PNT subcommittee/guidelines, MUEs)
  • Longitudinal Research Project (12 months)
  • Longitudinal Didactic Discussion (12 months)

Elective Rotations

  • Academia — Concordia School of Pharmacy (block or longitudinal)
  • Benign Hematology
  • Critical Care Oncology
  • Informatics
  • Infectious Disease
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatric Oncology (Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin)

Requirements and Expectations

The following are some of the requirements and expectations of participants in the PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at Froedtert Hospital:

  1. Professional Organization Membership
    • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) — suggested
    • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) — suggested
    • Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA)
  2. Conferences
    • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Milwaukee Residency Conferences (six/year) — optional
    • PSW Annual Meeting — optional
    • PSW Educational Conference — optional
    • Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Annual Conference — recommended
    • HOPA Pharmacy Practice Management Program — recommended
    • BMT Tandem Meeting — optional
  3. Formal Presentations
    • ASHP Resident Poster Presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Vizient Resident Poster Presentation
    • Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Annual Conference Poster Presentation — recommended
  4. Pharmacy Staffing
    • Approximately nine weeks throughout the year (Monday – Friday, 10-hour shifts in central or decentral areas)
    • Approximately six weekends throughout the year (Saturday – Sunday, 10-hour shifts in central or decentral areas)
  5. Departmental Meetings
    • Twice weekly clinical conferences
    • Weekly resident discussions
    • Weekly oncology fellow lectures
    • Monthly staff meetings — inpatient
    • Weekly staff meetings — outpatient
  6. Licensure
    • Licensed as a pharmacist in the state of Wisconsin by Sept. 1.
  7. Other
    • Minimum eight hours/day (Monday – Friday)
    • Assist and support department in additional ways as needed
    • Complete assignments and evaluations on a timely basis
    • Participate in recruitment for incoming residency class
    • Precept students/PGY1 residents on an ad-hoc basis
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