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During the first 6 weeks of the residency, residents will become acclimated to the pharmacy department and the hospital. The goal of the orientation period is to prepare the resident for staffing in the oncology satellite and set the groundwork for a successful year. The resident will rotate through all of the areas of the pharmacy department, with a focus on oncology. Residents will be trained by pharmacists and technicians in order to gain a complete view of pharmacy operations. Training modules, competencies, policies, and procedures are given to the resident at the beginning of orientation to guide the resident through training.

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Drug Information – Medication Use Evaluation and Drug Class Review
  • Manager On-Call/Staffing
    • Residents will enter rotation for MOC after completion of orientation
    • MOC duties are from Monday to Monday starting at 12pm on weekdays and throughout the weekend
    • On weekends, MOC will also complete the therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) service
    • Residents will have a Clinical and an Administrative Pharmacist On-Call to escalate issues
    • Two 8-hour Saturday and Sunday shifts every third weekend
    • Weekday evening staffing every week (1 shift per week)  in the Oncology Satellite
  • Lead Resident (~13 weeks)
    • Coordination of resident schedules and calendars
    • Mentoring of PGY1 pharmacy residents
    • Coordination and communication of resident/preceptor social gatherings
    • Completion of Practice Management project by the end of the 16 weeks
    • Coordination of new student (APPE/IPPE) orientation
    • Attendance of the Residency Advisory Committee
  • Longitudinal Ambulatory Care (1 year experience) 
    • Thrombosis Clinic (weekly clinic) 
  • Teaching
    • 1 APPE student
    • Lectures and in-services throughout the year
    • Teaching Certificate Program if not previously completed

Required Rotations (35 weeks)

  • Inpatient pediatric bone marrow transplant
  • Inpatient pediatric oncology
  • Ambulatory pediatric oncology clinic
  • Inpatient pediatric hematology
  • Investigational drug services
  • Practice Management
  • Adult oncology**

**This is an off-campus rotation

Elective Rotations (10 weeks)*

  • Pediatric hematology ambulatory care clinic
  • Pediatric bone marrow transplant ambulatory care clinic
  • Pediatric palliative care (PANDA)
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease/ASP

Off-Campus Rotations

Residents will be considered for going off-campus for 1 rotation during the course of the year on a case by case basis (dependent on the development plan set for the resident). 

Current agreements:

  • Georgetown University Hospital – Adult oncology and bone marrow transplant
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital- Adult oncology