The residency program is a 12-month appointment encompassing experiential training in hematologic and solid cancers, symptom management, oncology pharmacy administration, and investigational therapeutics. The resident will work in an interdisciplinary environment to optimize oncology pharmaceutical care and influence clinical outcomes for cancer patients. Required, longitudinal, and elective learning experiences in various oncology settings will enable the resident to cultivate problem-solving skills, work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals, and function independently as an oncology pharmacy practitioner.
Rotations are 4 to 6 weeks in length, for a total of 9 rotation blocks. Longitudinal experiences extend throughout the year. Core rotations include inpatient malignant hematology/BMT, inpatient pediatric oncology, ambulatory malignant hematology/BMT clinic, ambulatory breast, melanoma and thoracic oncology clinics.
A key strength of our program is the opportunity to teach student pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. The UCSF School of Pharmacy offers one of the top ten Doctor of Pharmacy degree programs in the nation. Pharmacy residents teach student pharmacists through didactic therapeutics lectures, small group conference facilitation, and service-based clinical precepting to IPPE and APPE students in a layered learning model. Residents are awarded a Teaching Certificate with successful completion of the program.
PGY2 residents are enrolled in the Designing Clinical Research inter-professional course at UCSF which guides them through the development and refinement of their research proposal for submission to the UCSF Institutional Review Board. For projects requiring more advanced statistics, residents receive support to collaborate with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute to complete analysis. All projects are of a scope suitable for publication.
About UCSF Health
UC San Francisco is the leading university dedicated to advancing health worldwide through preeminent biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. Within our overarching advancing health worldwide mission, UCSF is devoted at every level to serving the public. UCSF Medical Center has been named among the nation's premier medical institutions for the 18th consecutive year, ranking as the fifth best hospital in the country and the top-ranked hospital in California, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 Best Hospitals survey. The Department of Pharmaceutical Services at UCSF has long been nationally recognized as one of the founding fathers for clinical pharmacy services, which was established in 1965. Today, the department continues to lead the profession through the integration of advanced technology & robotics, comprehensive pharmaceutical care and clinical services. The UCSF Department of Pharmaceutical Services currently employs over 200 staff working over multiple campus locations in the city of San Francisco.