Pharmacy Program Curriculum

The Oncology Specialty Residency is a 12-month program. Core and elective rotations are offered as in-patient and out-patient settings. Core rotations include:

  • Bone Marrow transplant (4 weeks)
  • Leukemia (6 weeks)
  • Lymphoma/multiple myeloma (4 weeks)
  • Gynecologic oncology (4 weeks)
  • Breast cancer (4 weeks)
  • Lung cancer (4 weeks)
  • Gastrointestinal cancer (4 weeks)
  • Soft Tissue/Genitourinary cancer (4 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Practice Management (4 weeks)
  • Investigational Services (2 weeks)
  • ICU/In-patient Solid tumor (2 weeks)

Examples of elective rotations available to residents are: pediatric oncology, pain management/palliative care services, and infectious disease. The electives are tailored to the resident’s goals and previous experiences.

A research project of publishable quality is required upon completion of the program.

Rotation schedule can be tailored based on resident’s interest and experience.

Education/Teaching opportunities
In addition to the involvement in the direct patients' care, the residents will have a variety of opportunities to engage in teaching and precepting 4th year clerkship pharmacy students and providing educational programs to medical fellows, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals. To expand his/her own experience in teaching and research, the residents will attend lectures at the State University of New York at Buffalo along with the residents at other sites around Buffalo. There are a lot of classes offered by Human Resources as well, which include, but are not limited to, career enhancement academy, teamwork academy, diversity academy, workplace safety academy and leadership academy. A research project of publishable quality is required upon completion of the program.