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PGY2 Oncology

The PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program at MMC is a 12-month, advanced training program designed to transition PGY1 pharmacy practice residency graduates from general practice to a specialized practice focused on the care of patients with cancer. The program has an emphasis on supportive care, antineoplastic pharmacology, management of malignant and hematological disorders, investigational cancer therapies, and antineoplastic toxicity management.

We aim to customize each resident’s learning experience to meet their needs. During training, residents become part of a patient’s multidisciplinary oncology healthcare team in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our dedicated preceptors work closely with residents and are committed to ensuring success in a collegial and welcoming environment. Learn more about our preceptors here.

In addition to unparalleled training, Maine Medical Center is situated in picturesque Portland, Maine. This community and region offers residents ample opportunities to enjoy life outside of work. Whether it be outdoor activities, arts and culture or food, all is easily accessible to recharge from the stresses of work.

Our PGY2 Oncology Residency Program will exceed expectations with our diverse learning experience whether the goal is direct patient care, enhancing clinical trial knowledge or teaching skills. Graduating residents will be set up for success in their future career as well-rounded, knowledgeable, and compassionate Clinical Oncology Pharmacists.

  • Residents receive guidance throughout the process from mentor(s)
  • Residents have opportunity to participate in the HOPA Annual meeting poster presentation
  • Below are some examples of recent PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency research projects:
    • Evaluation of High Dose Methotrexate (HD MTX) Induced Toxicities in Oncology Patients at Maine Medical Center: A Pilot Study
    • Adherence to Oral Chemotherapy Safety Standards: A Retrospective Review
    • Impact of a Pharmacist Managing Outpatient Oral Oncolytics

Our curriculum offers a diverse mixture of acute care and ambulatory oncology experiences customized to the interests and needs of the learner. The program director and preceptors will work with the resident to optimize and adjust the program. Below is a sample of learning experiences available to the PGY2 Oncology resident (subject to change).

Core

  • Anticoagulation
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Investigational Drugs
  • Infusion Center Pharmacy Management
  • Oncology – Adult Inpatient
  • Oncology – Adult Ambulatory – Gynecological Oncology Focus
  • Oncology – Adult Ambulatory – Medical Oncology Focus
  • Oncology – Pediatric

Elective

  • Advanced Core
  • Bone Marrow Transplant

Longitudinal

  • Academic
    • College of Pharmacy Didactics
  • Pharmacy Practice – Drug Use/Policy/Research
    • Committee Involvement
    • Guideline/Protocol Development
    • Medication Use Evaluation
    • Research Project
  • Population Health – Cancer Wellness/Prevention
  • Rotations
    • Oncology Informatics
    • Oral Oncolytic Management
  • Staffing

Apply

Learn more about application requirements, stipends & benefits.

Leadership

Learn more about our Program Director, Dorothy Wang, PharmD, BCOP.