PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build 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, if available.
Program Description: The PGY2 Residency in Oncology Pharmacy Practice at UW Medicine is an ASHP-accredited post graduate program, which provides twelve months of training designed to develop and refine the skills necessary to make and monitor therapeutic interventions for the safe and efficacious use of drug therapy in oncology patients. The program provides residents with broad experiences in the areas of oncology, hematology, hematopoietic stem cell transplant, and supportive care. Residents work relatively independently as an integral member of the healthcare team under the supervision of preceptors with extensive experience in their respective practice areas. The goal of the program is to provide the specific skills and competencies to the resident that are needed to assume advance practitioner and leadership roles in oncology pharmacy practice.
UW Medicine, along with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children's Hospital, form the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and NCCN member institution. The primary training sites for this residency are the University of Washington Medical Center-Montlake and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Clinic.
Experiences include the required rotations listed below, plus two elective rotations.
UW Medicine Department of Pharmacy Services offers several ASHP-accredited postgraduate PGY1 and PGY2 residencies. While the specific mix of offerings may vary from year to year, each residency provides twelve months of intense pharmacy practice training. Flexibility built into our programs allows each resident to tailor a program to fit their individual needs. Our goal is to help our residents develop the advanced skills and competencies needed to assume leadership roles within the profession.