About Our Pharmacy Residency Programs
Oncology Pharmacy Residency (ONC)
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency is a 12-month postgraduate educational and training experience designed to develop advanced knowledge, skills, and leadership in the delivery of pharmaceutical services to patients with cancer. Residents who successfully complete a PGY-2 oncology pharmacy residency at Dana-Farber will be prepared to become proficient and board-certified clinical oncology pharmacy practitioners, educators, and leaders.
Residents in the Oncology Pharmacy Residency will gain experience in a variety of areas of clinical oncology practice, including inpatient and outpatient adult solid tumor and hematologic malignancies, palliative care, pediatric oncology, ambulatory infusion pharmacy, and investigational drug services. In addition to providing direct patient care, residents are involved in various educational, safety, administrative, and research projects.
The DFCI PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency is constructed to develop the resident’s knowledge and experience in various areas of oncology pharmaceutical care, therapeutics, academia, and other areas of oncology pharmacy to acquire the skills necessary for practicing at the top of their license. Residents completing the DFCI PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency will have developed their clinical, leadership and research skills, time management, interpersonal communication and teaching approach. Upon completion of the residency, the resident will be prepared and well qualified to enter into various fields of clinical oncology pharmacy practice. The resident is expected to provide accurate, professional, detailed and quality driven services for each task they complete. The resident will be held accountable for participation in their own professional development including professional presentations and teaching experiences in addition to developing their long-term career goals.
Through these educational experiences, residents will:
- Provide evidence-based and patient-centered care to oncology patients within interdisciplinary teams.
- Develop various teaching styles for application in a variety of settings, including experiential education, small group teaching, and formal presentation.
- Refine communication and time management skills.
- Conduct a year-long, publishable oncology-related research or quality improvement project.
- Incorporate self-directed learning and personal development through self-reflection, evaluation, and feedback.