The following is a typical training schedule for the Oncology Pharmacy Practice Residency
|Outpatient Cancer Therapy Center
|Medical Oncology Acute Care
|Hematology 1 Acute Care (Lymphoma / Myeloma)
|Infectious Diseases in Immunocompromised Host
|Bone Marrow Transplantation- Acute Care
|Hematology 2 Acute Care (Leukemia)
|Medical Oncology Consult Service
|Lymphoma — Ambulatory Care
|Bone Marrow Transplantation — Ambulatory Care
|Pediatric Hematology / Oncology
|Palliative Care Consult Service / Hospice
|Paid Time Off
Your residency will begin with a three - week orientation program, which includes an introduction to pharmacy services, electronic and physical resources, as well as policies and procedures.
- Core Experiences
During the program, the following rotations will be incorporated into your tailored residency program:
- Additional Elective Rotations
Mayo Clinic's Pharmacy Practice Residency in Oncology is tailored to meet your goals and objectives. You may choose from:
- Complementary Non-oncology
As a resident in oncology pharmacy, much of your time will be devoted to comprehensive clinical training in:
- Direct patient care services
- Drug information
Direct Patient Care Services
Throughout your residency, you will be an integral member of a multidisciplinary patient care team in one of Mayo's cancer care areas. You will provide patient-specific pharmaceutical care services, and will develop individualized pharmacotherapeutic care plans for oncology and hematology patients. You will enhance your skills in assessing and practicing evidence-based medicine.
Throughout the residency you will:
- Provide drug information to physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals.
- Enhance your drug information retrieval skills using a variety of resources.
- Participate in medication use reviews and adverse drug reaction reporting.
You will complete at least one research project throughout your residency year. Your research mentor will help you identify the project, which will give you experience in:
- Organizing, planning and conducting a series of research-related tasks.
- Managing time and maintaining accuracy while multitasking.
- Developing investigational skills.
- Writing a research protocol.
- Evaluating and completing a project.
- Developing a manuscript for publication.
You will be encouraged to publish the results of your research in a peer-reviewed journal and to present the results as a poster or platform presentation at a national meeting. You will have time devoted specifically to your research project during the academic year.
During your residency you will have the opportunity to attend these professional conferences:
- ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
- Minnesota Society of Health System Pharmacists Annual Meeting
- Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference
- Oncology or Hematology Specialty Conference
Core standards for resident performance have been established to provide clear expectations. The Residency Learning System (RLS) and ResiTrak are used to ensure that you will receive ongoing feedback that facilitates the development of your skills throughout the year.
Graduation and Certification
Upon successful completion of your PGY-2 Pharmacy Practice Residency in Oncology, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from College of Medicine, Mayo School of Health Sciences.
To successfully complete this specialized residency, you must:
- Contribute to providing the best patient care and to achieving the mission and goals of Pharmacy Services.
- Obtain a minimum of 2,000 hours of training time over no less than 50 weeks.
- Complete evaluations via ResiTrak.
- Meet the behavioral objectives for each rotation and for the program.
- Complete a research project and write a manuscript for publication.
Graduates are eligible to take the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties' examinations in oncology pharmacy and/or pharmacotherapy.
Mayo School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the very best education programs. Changes may be made to the curriculum and other aspects of this program as necessary to assure the highest-quality training.