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Department of Pharmaceutical Services

Oncology (PGY2)

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Department of Pharmacy Specialty Oncology Residency is a 12-month program. The graduate will obtain the specialized oncology knowledge base and clinical skills required to become competent in the pharmaceutical care of cancer patients. We are an accredited residency program by ASHP and follow their guidelines and vision closely. The resident will have opportunities in all aspects of oncology pharmacy practice related to clinical practice and outcomes, short-term research projects, and educating other health care professionals.

Core Rotations:

Medical Oncology
Hematology
Blood & Marrow Transplantation
Pain Management
Infectious Disease

Elective Rotations:

Pediatric Oncology
Investigational Drug Services
Nutrition Support
Administration

All rotations are four weeks in duration. One 4-week block will be designated as a transitional period dedicated to project time and meeting attendance and another 4-week block for orientation. The resident schedule is flexible in order to allow the resident to meet his/her career goals and interests.

Program Details:

 Benefits  Current Oncology Resident
 TN Board of Pharmacy & NABP  Preceptors
 Vanderbilt Community  Nashville, Tennessee 

Application Information:

Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program, be a licensed pharmacist in any state with reciprocation to Tennessee and completed an accredited PGY1 residency program. 

Submit the following application materials for Oncology Residency to be received by January 1.

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Intent
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three formal letters of recommendation
  4. College transcripts
  5. On-site interview that includes a thirty-minute presentation
  6. Application submitted in PhORCAS application portal by Jan 1 deadline
  7. All applicants should complete Vanderbilt HR, click on External applicants, 
    and search for 
    Requisition # 1413328 prior to deadline.

Program Contact Information

Application Information:  
Number of Positions: One
Residency starting date: July 1

Mahsa S. Talbott, PharmD, BCOP, Program Director
Telephone: 615.343.2893   Fax: 615.343.9209
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Pharmaceutical Services
 The Vanderbilt Clinic   Room 2904
1301 Medical Center Drive  |  Nashville, TN  37232-4745

Institutional Information
Private non-profit hospital clinic
Teaching Tertiary Model
Professional Staff = 150 . Non-professional staff = 220 
Total Beds = 1065 .  Average Daily Census = 877 

Estimated stipend - approx. $60,593*
1 position available
* info has not been verified

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