The oncology residency program at Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC) is an intensive twelve-month clinical training program with our cancer center team. PAMC is a Commission on Cancer accredited hospital for oncology and a Children’s Oncology Group affiliated hospital for pediatric and young adult cancer care. Our facility has interdisciplinary teams which take care of patients within our inpatient medical oncology floor, inpatient pediatric oncology unit, adult and pediatric infusion suites, and investigational drug service. PAMC is the largest referral cancer center for the state of Alaska and serves a geographical area approximately one fifth the size of the Lower 48 contiguous states. Given the large area served by the cancer center, pharmacists play an integral and unique role within our care teams. The resident will develop an extensive knowledge base and problem-solving skills through a variety of clinical experience in the acute and ambulatory care settings. The resident will be involved in maintaining and improving oncology practices by providing pharmacy services in various clinical settings, including both adult and pediatric patients.
Required experiences for this program include inpatient adult oncology, ambulatory oncology, pediatric hematology/oncology, and hematopoietic bone marrow transplant (usually conducted off-site in Seattle at the University of Washington). Several selective/abbreviated experiences are available to supplement training such as general pediatrics, home infusion, hazardous compounding, classical hematology etc. Elective experiences include pain and palliative care, infectious disease, investigational drug services, private oncology practice (typically split up among adult private clinics, pediatric clinic, and the bleeding disorder clinic), and others pending resident interest.
Upon completion of the residency, the resident will be prepared to practice in many different oncology care areas. This program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Please see our webpage for additional details about our program: https://gme.providence.org/alaska/pharmaceutical-care-services/pgy2-oncology-pharmacy-residency/
To be eligible for a Providence Alaska Medical Center Oncology Pharmacy Residency, applicants must submit the following via PhORCAS:
A letter stating why you are interested in doing an oncology residency, and specifically why at PAMC
A Curriculum Vitae
Three references via the Standardized Reference Form Available in PhORCAS
1 letter from current PGY1 Residency Program Director
1 letter from preceptor in oncology
1 letter from a preceptor/mentor of choice
Applicants need to have completed or currently be enrolled in an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy program
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