Residency Listing

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego
3020 Children's Way, MC 5066
San Diego, CA 92123
Code: 92184
NMS Code: 611760
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Oncology Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Pre-candidate
Residency Program Director: Gale L Romanowski, PharmD, BCPPS
(858) 966-1700 x4652
Fax: (858) 966-4922
Director of Pharmacy: Mark Sey, PharmD, MBA
(858) 966-1700 x8023
Fax: (858) 966-8112
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mos residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: 2019-03-25
Starting Date: 2019-07-15
Estimated Stipend: 65000
Interview Required: Yes
Multisite: Yes. UCSD
Residency Special Features:   Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego (RCHSD) is an academic teaching hospital and integrated with University of California (UCSD) School of Medicine and UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.     Our 19 attending physicians at the RCHSD Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders treat more than 250 new pediatric patients every year with a variety of childhood Cancers, making us the largest pediatric cancer care and only pediatric bone marrow transplant program serving San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties. Our physicians are joint pediatric faculty with UCSD Moore’s Center, including a joint pediatric and adult molecular tumor board consulting program for targeted therapy.   Through our research alliance with UC San Diego, we are part of a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.  We also have a research alliance with St Jude’s Research Hospital.  

Rady Children’s Hospital PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program prepares its graduates to assume positions where hematology/oncology expertise is needed. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the Board Certification in Pediatrics and/or Oncology. Rady Children’s Hospital is a teaching hospital which engages our residents in direct patient care activities across a variety of disease states. Residents also complete a research project,  manage various quality improvement project and develop multidisciplinary teaching skills.
PGY2 residents will gain the skills to function as the primary oncology pharmacist during their required core rotations.  Primary responsibilities include rounding with the oncology/hematology/bone marrow transplant disease specific teams (inpatient and outpatient), recommending, monitoring drug therapy, and evaluating patients using evidence-based medicine, pharmacokinetic-consults, validating pharmacy orders for oncology patients (including chemotherapy), attending Pharmacy & Therapeutics committee and directing PGY1 residents and pharmacy student activities. The PGY2 resident will manage, prepare, distribute and dispose of hazardous medications. This integration of staffing and clinical services prepares residents for any practice environment in their future jobs by developing the essential skills required for an advanced pharmacy practitioner:
Teaching activities include regular didactic presentations, leading oncology topic discussions for fourth year pharmacy students, involvement with UCSD SSPPS courses (e.g., Childhood Cancer lecturer for third year Pharmacy Student Elective course, and mentoring of PGY1 pharmacy practice residents and fourth-year UCSD pharmacy students. The ability to work independently and to supervise pharmacy students and residents will be emphasized. The resident will also be involved in an Oncology research project.  The preparation of a manuscript suitable for publication will be expected.
The PGY2 residency will comprise of core rotations in Inpatient Oncology, Stem Cell Transplant, Ambulatory Care in Hematology Oncology Clinic, Antimicrobial Stewardship,  Adult Oncology at UCSD, Central Operations, Infusion Services, Oncology Investigational Drug Services, Oncology Research.
Elective rotations include:  Medication Safety, Informatics(EPIC Beacon), Pain/Palliative Care.
See the Pharmacy Resident Medical Staff Personnel Policy Manual on the program website for additional information about benefits and additional program and hospital information:
Fringe Benefits:   We offer health, dental, vision, and hospitalization insurance; vacation, holiday, and professional leave;. A set travel stipend for the year will be provided to support attendance at professional conferences such as HOPA,  ASHP Midyear.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   
  • Pharm.D. degree from ACPE accredited program
  • Successful completion of PGY1 residency, Pediatric Focus preferred
  • Application and Current CV through Phorcas, minimum 3 letters of recommendation.  NMS Code:  611760
  •  California pharmacist license prior to the start of the program preferred but no later than November 1 of their appointed year.

Training Site Type: Children's Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Public
Model Type(s): Teaching
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 35
Non-Professional Staff: 45
Total Beds: 460
Average Daily Census: 250