PGY2 Hematology/Oncology - Indiana University Health
Indiana University Health
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Type: Residency PGY-2
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The PGY2 residency in oncology pharmacy is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice focused on the care of patients. Residency graduates are equipped to participate as integral members of interdisciplinary teams caring for individuals with cancer, assuming responsibility for pharmaceutical care. They are able to manage the range of facilities that prepare and distribute anticancer medications – including the safe preparation, handling, and disposal of those which are hazardous. The wealth of residency graduates’ knowledge of neoplastic diseases, cancer-related and cancer treatment-related disorders, and the participation on interdisciplinary teams involved with the treatment of individuals with cancer produces a pharmacist who can successfully serve health care organizations as the ultimate resource for information about anticancer medications and for decision-making affecting the care of these patients. This includes leadership in formulary decision-making for cancer-related medications.
Exiting residents have been trained to assume responsibility for identifying and implementing opportunities to improve the medication-use system in oncology practice areas. Because of the prominent use of investigational drugs in the treatment of individuals with cancer, they also possess the skills to practice effectively in clinical environments participating in clinical research efforts.
Groomed for practice leadership, oncology pharmacy residency graduates can be expected to continue their pursuit of expertise in practice; to possess advanced skills to identify the pharmacotherapy and medication-use training needs of other health care professionals caring for individuals with cancer; to deliver effective training to those health care professionals; and to contribute to public health efforts for health improvement, wellness, and cancer screening and prevention.
Upon completing the PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency at Indiana University Health, the Resident shall competently be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of signs and symptoms, epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and screening strategies, pathogenesis, natural history of disease, pathophysiology, clinical course, etiology, and treatment of diseases and conditions listed below.
Demonstrate experience managing patients with these diseases and conditions.
Demonstrate an understanding of the mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenomics, pharmacoeconomics, usual regimen (dose, schedule, form, route, and method of administration), indications, contraindications, interactions, adverse reactions, and therapeutics of medications and non-traditional therapies, where relevant, that are applicable to the diseases and conditions listed below.
Demonstrate an understanding of various forms of non-medication therapy, including lifestyle modification and the use of devices for disease prevention and treatment, for diseases and conditions listed below.
Earn an “Achieved” status on at least 80% of the program objectives
Successfully complete a research project with manuscripts
Successfully complete an ACPE accredited presentation
Complete 12 months of training
The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required.
All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.
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