The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences clinical oncology residency is a one year program that provides advanced training in clinical therapeutics for the pediatric cancer patient, an introduction to clinical research, and organized experiences for the management of sophisticated pharmacy service programs. The residency includes training in applied pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics, nutrition support, pediatric pharmacotherapy (clinical pharmacology of anticancer drugs, infectious disease and pain management) and unique practice settings such as critical care and bone marrow transplantation. The resident will participate in patient education, drug information, Pharmacy and Therapeutics functions, quality improvement programs, fiscal planning, and program development. Experience in teaching is acquired through providing lectures, in-services, journal club presentations, and precepting of pharmacy students from the University of Tennessee and other colleges of pharmacy. Training in clinical research and participation in collaborative clinical protocols will be provided. An independent project will be carried out during the course of the residency. The resident is guided by individuals from the department faculty, administration and professional staff.
Requirements include a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, successful completion of PGY1 residency, and license (or eligibility) to practice pharmacy in the state of Tennessee.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a premier basic science research center and one of the largest centers in the world for research and treatment of pediatric cancers and other catastrophic diseases of children. The hospital's mission is to find cures for children with catastrophic illness through research and treatment. The department's mission is to provide the highest quality comprehensive clinical pharmaceutical care to children with catastrophic diseases, always working to integrate research findings into clinical care as quickly as possible. The department consists of professional, technical, and support personnel - all focused on providing care across the inpatient/outpatient continuum. The Pharmaceutical Department includes an accredited clinical laboratory responsible for all clinical drug assays and comprehensive centralized and decentralized distributive and clinical pharmacy services, all supported by a fully integrated state-of-the-art electronic medical record, including CPOE. Departmental faculty and clinical staff are essential members of a laboratory-based clinical care and research program focusing on pediatric clinical therapeutics.