PGY2 in Oncology

Provides specialized training in the pharmaceutical care of patients with solidASHP Accredited Logo
tumors and leukemia. During the 12-month ASHP-accreditied program, the
resident develops clinical practice skills through direct patient care and
didactic learning.  Teaching and research skills will also be developed.

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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


The resident will be an integral part of the health care team for each service. The resident provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care services, including pharmacotherapy consults, pharmacokinetic analysis, drug information, and intensive monitoring of each patient on service. The resident participates in all aspects of service, education and research in each clinical area.

Required Rotations

  • Adult Medical Hematology/Oncology
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Investigation Drug Services
  • Administration

Elective Rotations

  • Longitudinal Ambulatory Oncology Clinics
  • Gynecologic/Surgical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pain Management/Palliative Care
  • Critical Care/Nutrition Support

Project Requirement

A required project, which will directly affect oncology patient care and the practice of hospital pharmacy, will enable the resident to develop skills in clinical research, study design and statistical analysis. The project should lead to a manuscript suitable for publication.

The resident will:

  1. Staff an average of eight hours per week, to include rotation through Oncology On-Call
  2. Attend rotation-specific Grand Rounds and conferences
  3. Gain teaching experience through formal and informal lectures to medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff and individualized instruction to Pharm.D. clerkship students
  4. Review and present a new drug pertinent to oncology practice, proposed for formulary addition, to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  5. Present a major project at a regional residency conference or equivalent
  6. Conduct one medication utilization evaluation on a topic or drug pertinent to oncology/ hematology/bone marrow transplantation
  7. Make two formal presentations to the department


  • Office space with a personal computer is provided.
  • Pagers are provided to all residents.

return to top


The resident will receive a $52,000 stipend paid UF Health Shands Hospital. The stipend, coupled with the comparatively low cost of living in Gainesville, should ensure a financially sufficient year.

return to top


Hospital benefits include:

  • Ten days of paid time off
  • Eight paid holidays
  • Contributory health insurance
  • Paid life insurance

return to top


Academic: The applicant should have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school or college. The applicant should have completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency before enrolling in this advance residency program.

Professional License: All residents must be eligible for Florida licensure. Selected and matched residents must be licensed by August 1st.

Interview: An on-site interview with 30 minute presentation is required.

Non-Resident Alien Applicants: To be considered for employment, you must presently have an employment authorization that is valid throughout the residency period.

return to top


  • Interested applicants must register for the Resident Matching Program
    • Phase I Match and Rank List Deadline: March 1, 2019
    • Phase I Match Day: March 15, 2019
    • Phase II Match and Rank List Deadline: April 3, 2019
    • Phase II Match Day: April 10, 2019
  • Submit all applications through PhORCAS.
  • Final deadline for complete applications is December 31, 2018
  • Complete applications include:
  1. Transcript of the applicant’s grades
  2. Letter of intent
  3. UF Health Online Application (link to UF Health application site – Search for 56834 in Job Opening ID field)
  4. Current curriculum vitae
  5. Standardized Reference Forms supplied by and filled out in PhORCAS from three (3) professional sources.
  • After completed applications have been reviewed, the residency selection committee will notify selected applicants to arrange an on-site interview.  
  • Official start date for the residency: July 1, 2019

return to top

Residency Program Director:

return to top