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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


The PGY2 oncology specialty residency at the UNM Hospital and the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center is designed to immerse the resident in hematology and medical oncology training. The hospital and Cancer Center provide many opportunities to learn inpatient and outpatient hematology and oncology as a member of a multidisciplinary care team. The resident will receive a volunteer faculty appointment in the UNM College of Pharmacy to lecture and teach[MH1]  students.

The objectives and evaluation process are consistent with those established by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 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 Rotations:

  • Hematology/oncology inpatient and outpatient rotations
  • Medical oncology inpatient rotation
  • Infusion pharmacy rotation
  • 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

Possible Elective Rotations:

  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Ambulatory care pharmacy
  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Anticoagulation

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 2, 2017.