PGY2 Oncology Specialty Residency

Program Overview | Preceptors

Program Overview

Goal

The PGY2 Oncology Specialty Residency is designed to provide residents with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice in a specialized oncology setting. Candidates interested in a career as a clinical oncology pharmacist in the acute care or ambulatory setting are encouraged to apply.

Rotation Sites

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center

  • Largest of the 14 Aurora hospitals that provide cancer services.
  • Wisconsin's largest private hospital, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center is a premiere destination for world-class patient care, having treated patients from all 50 states and 13 countries. It is internationally known for its expertise in heart care and oncology. Located on the south side of Milwaukee, Aurora St. Luke's also offers exceptional specialty care in areas such as critical care, abdominal/cardiothoracic transplant and neurosciences. It is the home of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic.
  • Aurora St. Luke's was ranked No. 1 hospital in the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report for the metro Milwaukee area. It was also ranked nationally for cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology and pulmonology specialties.

Aurora Cancer Care Clinics

  • Aurora Cancer Care is a network of 24 clinics throughout the greater Milwaukee area. A large multidisciplinary team of experienced cancer specialists provides complete oncology care in a community setting. Aurora Cancer Care treats more new cancer patients than any other health care provider in Wisconsin.

Specific Learning Experiences

Learning experiences will encompass hematologic malignancies, solid tumors, stem cell transplant and supportive care, and will be customized to the interests of the individual resident. Learning experiences include:

  • Department orientation
  • Basic principles of oncology
  • Immunotherapy/Intensive care oncology
  • Outpatient oncology
  • Infectious disease
  • Investigational studies
  • Administration/Research
  • Medication safety
  • Solid tumors, inpatient
  • Solid/Hematologic tumors, outpatient
  • Autologous stem cell transplant/Hematologic tumors, inpatient
  • Inpatient oncology
  • Women's health in oncology
  • Palliative care/hospice
  • Drug Utilization Policy

Professional development will be a component of the residency program. Examples include a year-long residency project, rotation projects, in-services, staffing, visits to other institutions, professional organizations, teaching and precepting, ACPE continuing education presentations, interviewing/recruiting and more.

Contact

Program Director
Sol Yoder, PharmD, BCOP
Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Services
Tom Woller, MS, FASHP

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
Department of Pharmacy Services
2900 W. Oklahoma Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Email: sol.yoder@aurora.org