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Pharmacy Residents 2016

PGY2 Oncology Residency

Contact Information

Lisa Anselmo, PharmD, BCOP
Residency Program Director
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency
UNM Hospitals Pharmacy Department
2211 Lomas BLVD NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106


PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized 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 that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in that practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

The goals, objectives and evaluation processes are consistent with those established by ASHP for a PGY2 Oncology residency. Upon successful completion the resident will be able to participate on an interdisciplinary team accepting responsibility for the pharmaceutical care of oncology patients.

Required Four-Week Core Rotations:

  • Inpatient Hematology/Oncology
  • Outpatient Hematology
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Outpatient oncology clinic rotations that include managing patients with:
    • Breast cancer
    • Gynecological cancers
    • Gastrointestinal cancers
    • Genitourinary cancers
    • Lung cancers

Required Longitudinal Rotations:

  • Administration
  • Research (research project with a publication-ready manuscript)
  • Teaching
  • Infusion Pharmacy Staffing
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Community Outreach of Cancer Prevention

Possible Elective Rotations:

  • Speciality Outpatient Pharmacy Staffing
  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Anticoagulation
  • Pediatric Hematology Oncology

Additional Residency Experiences:

  • Staffing one weekend a month on the hospital’s hematology/oncology unit
  • Volunteer faculty appointment in the UNM College of Pharmacy for didactic lectures and student teaching
  • Physical assessment certificate program
  • Resident retreats

Application Process:


  • Be eligible for New Mexico pharmacist licensure
  • Completion of a PGY1 residency
  • Possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree


  • Salary:  approximately $46,000
  • Vacation: 10 paid vacation days, 9 paid holidays
  • Health insurance:  medical, dental and vision
  • Travel to ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting

(travel and registration provided)

  • Travel to Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting

(travel and registration provided) 

Application Information:

  • Apply online using ASHP Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service
  • Letter of intent stating interests and goals
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • College of Pharmacy transcripts
  • Three recommendations from health care professionals who can attest to your practice abilities

On-site interview is required

Application deadline is January 8, 2018.