Residency Listing

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
3601 S. 6th Avenue (13-119)
Tucson, AZ 85723
Code: 81004
NMS Code: 630860
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Oncology Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Megan Banaszynski, Pharm.D., BCOP
(520) 792-1450 x4505
Director of Pharmacy: Kristina R. De Los Santos
(520) 247-7441
Program Contact: Megan Banaszynski, Pharm.D., BCOP
(520) 792-1450 x4505
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 months
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: 2018-12-31
Starting Date: 2019-07-01
Estimated Stipend: 44306
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   The practice site involves clinical rotations and experiences in surgical oncology, inpatient/acute care oncology, outpatient/infusion center oncology, bone marrow transplant (off site) and hospice/palliative care. Residents are expected to serve as mentor to pharmacy students, PGY-1 pharmacy residents and participate in formalized oncology-based lectures at the College of Pharmacy. Each resident is expected to conduct a research project on an oncology topic and to present their results at the Southwestern States Pharmacy Residency Conference. Additionally, the resident will present an accredited CE presentation focused on an oncology topic to the pharmacy staff. 
Fringe Benefits:   Paid sick leave and 13 vacation days during residency. Health insurance options available. Excellent weather year round.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Interested candidates must have US Citizenship to apply for Federal positions and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accredited school of pharmacy. Candidates must have completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and have pharmacist licensure in any of the United States. Candidates must be registered with the National Matching Service and Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

In addition to the PhORCAS application standard requirements, there are additional requirements for the SAVAHCS application: Each reference writer must provide comments for a minimum of 10 of the "Characteristics Evaluated" on the PhORCAS Standardized Reference form PLUS either complete the first 3 narrative comments on the PhORCAS form, or provide a traditional letter of reference that addresses the areas listed in the narrative questions. These additional requirements must be communicated by the applicant to their references.
Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Federal
Model Type(s): Teaching, Tertiary
Patients Enrolled: 50000 
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 75
Non-Professional Staff: 43
Number of Medical Centers: 15
Total Beds: 300
Average Daily Census: 142
Site Special Features:   Affiliation with the University of Arizona provides an educational environment. Pharmacy is highly automated, including robotic pharmacy. The oncology pharmacy resident is integrated into clinical teaching of medical residents, hem/onc fellows, and nursing. Clinical services of the oncology pharmacists are well established and accepted. Interdisciplinary team training offers unique learning experience. The medical center is a tertiary referral hospital for Arizona.