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PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy

PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy

Program Summary

The PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency program prepares you to practice as a specialized clinician and be a practice leader in inpatient and ambulatory care oncology settings. You’ll provide direct patient care across all hospital-based oncology services in a setting internationally known for expertise in oncology. You will also be part of a large multidisciplinary team providing complete oncology care within our large network of oncology clinics.

Program Purpose

This program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.

As such, the PGY2 Oncology Residency prepares the resident to be able to provide patient care in inpatient and ambulatory oncology settings.

Rotation Sites

Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
Wisconsin’s largest private hospital, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center is a premier destination for world-class patient care, treating patients from all 50 states and worldwide. It’s internationally known for expertise in heart care and oncology. Aurora St. Luke’s also offers exceptional specialty care in areas such as critical care, abdominal/cardiothoracic transplant and neurosciences, and houses the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic.

Aurora Cancer Care Clinics
Aurora Cancer Care is a network of 22 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.

Program Highlights

Learning experiences will encompass hematologic malignancies, solid tumors, stem cell transplant and supportive care, and each resident’s program will be customized to their individual interests and needs.

Learning Experiences

  • Autologous stem cell transplant/hematologic tumors, inpatient
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Drug utilization policy
  • Hospice/palliative care
  • Infectious diseases
  • Investigational studies
  • Medication safety
  • Neurologic oncology
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Practice management
  • Radiation oncology
  • Solid/hematologic tumors, outpatient
  • Solid tumors, inpatient
  • Specialty pharmacy
  • Women’s health in oncology

Professional Development

  • Year-long residency project
  • Learning experience projects
  • In-services
  • Staffing
  • Visits to other institutions
  • Professional organizations
  • Teaching and precepting
  • ACPE continuing education presentations
  • Interviewing/recruiting
  • Attendance at professional meetings

For a list of learning experiences, see Program Graduation Requirements.

Residency Projects

Each pharmacy resident also completes a residency project. Pharmacy residency projects are practice-based and align with the department’s strategic plan. Residents formally present their projects at a statewide conference and receive the opportunity to publish their work.

View the Year-Long Residency Projects

Program Requirements


You must complete general and program-specific requirements, including core and elective learning experiences, to graduate from your residency program.

Program Graduation Requirements

Resident Expectations & Requirements

On-Site Interview

All Pharmacy Residency Candidates must complete an on-site interview. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on-site interviews may be held virtually. Please check with program representatives for further details regarding virtual interviews. Interview dates cannot be rescheduled.

Preceptors & Residents

Our program’s most important assets are our people. Becoming a pharmacist requires two key ingredients: a motivated learner and a motivated teacher. Our preceptors, with diverse backgrounds in pharmacy, are excellent role models and teachers to our exceptional learners.

Meet the Preceptors

Meet the Residents

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