LEarning experiences

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

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

Longitudinal Clinical Experiences (three months)

  • Breast Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Elective Rotations

  • Infectious Diseases (Immunocompromised Host)
  • Research
  • Neuro-Oncology Clinic
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Off-site rotation opportunities offered at Texas Children's Hospital and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center based on resident's interests

Staffing

  • Clinical staffing every 3rd weekend primarily as a clinical pharmacist on BMT, hematology and oncology floors and one weekday evening shift every two weeks, averaged over a four-week period
  • Beginning of year comprises of distributive responsibilities, then transitions to providing clinical coverage
  • Additionally, 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
  • 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 and Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference