LEarning experiences

Core Rotations
There are nine (9) core rotations [four (4) weeks in duration unless otherwise noted]:

  • Blood & Marrow Transplantation (6 weeks) 
  • Hematology Inpatient/Consult Service
  • Medical Oncology Inpatient / Consult Service
  • Cancer Center Infusion Clinic 
  • Outpatient Medical Oncology Clinics (6 weeks) 
  • Oncology Pharmacy Operations
  • Oral chemotherapy clinic (2 weeks)
  • Investigational Drug Service (1 week) 

Longitudinal Clinical Experiences (three months)

  • Breast Oncology  and Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Elective Rotations

  • Infectious Diseases (Immunocompromised Host)
  • Neuro-Oncology Clinic
  • Palliative Care Medicine
  • Blood and Marrow Transplantation II
  • Hematology Inpatient/Consult Service II
  • Medical Oncology Inpatient/Consult Service II
  • Academia


  • Clinical staffing every 3rd weekend primarily on BMT, hematology and oncology floors and one weekday evening shift every two weeks, averaged over a four-week period
  • Resident is expected to provide two or three days of operational staffing on a quarterly basis
  • Resident will work two holidays

Presentation Opportunities

  • Poster presentation at Vizient Pharmacy Network Meeting and Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Annual Meeting
  • Platform presentation at Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference
  • One hour ACPE-accredited continuing education program

Research Experience

  • Major research project with guidance of a preceptor and the Pharmacy Research Committee
  • A quality improvement project is also required which is often a Medication Use Evaluation or Quality Analysis of existing protocols
  • Submit two oncology-related writing assignments for publication

Professional Meetings

  • Funding is provided for:
    • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (in conjunction with Vizient Pharmacy Network Meeting)
    • HOPA Annual Meeting
    • Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference