The purpose of this PGY2 Oncology Residency is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in oncology and hematology. The resident will gain skills and confidence to become an effective clinician and educator. Clinical education and advanced training will occur in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Didactic teaching, mentoring, and precepting opportunities are offered in conjunction with the RLR VAMC pharmacy residency program and the Purdue University College of Pharmacy. Residents who successfully complete this residency will possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in oncology.
Required learning experiences include orientation, hematology/oncology operations, inpatient hematology/oncology consults, outpatient hematology/oncology, inpatient hematology, stem cell transplant, gynecologic oncology. Required longitudinal learning experiences include oncology administration, investigational drug service, medication safety, residency program management, multidisciplinary teaching, residency project, and general pharmacy operations (staffing). Additional learning opportunities are available in specialty pharmacy and informatics.
Citizen of the United States of America
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy
Completion of ASHP Accredited PGY1 Residency Program or ASHP sanctioned PGY1 exemption
Deadline for application: January 1st
Completion of PhORCAS application
Letter of intent
Three letters of recommendation completed using the PhORCAS reference form
Official college transcripts (MUST be up-to-date and complete including final APPE rotation scoring and final GPA)
Personal interview for select candidates
About Indianapolis VA Medical Center
Since 1932, the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, located two miles northwest of the heart of downtown Indianapolis, has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. As Indiana’s tertiary care facility, Indianapolis VA Medical Center receives referrals from VA facilities at Ft. Wayne and Marion, Indiana, and from nearby Danville, Illinois. Indianapolis VAMC provides acute inpatient medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and rehabilitation care, as well as both primary and specialized outpatient services. Some noteworthy specialized services include comprehensive cardiac care, radiation oncology treatment and community based extended care. The facility is aggressively utilizing emerging technology in the tele-home care and tele-disease management arenas. The medical center was selected as the site for the Veterans in Partnership VISN 11 Polytrauma Level 2 Center and is currently providing ongoing support to the returning veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND). Additionally, the medical center has a 50-bed Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program targ...eting homeless veterans.
The medical center operates four Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC’s) located in Bloomington, Terre Haute, Martinsville, and Edinburgh. The more than 60,000 veteran patients (3,700 women) treated by the Indianapolis VA Medical Center require over 613,000 outpatient visits and over 7,900 inpatient episodes of care yearly.