Oncology (PGY2)

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Nashville, Tennessee that conducts basic, translational and clinical research offering adult and pediatric oncology treatment. Additionally we are part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a non-profit alliance of 27 of the world's leading cancer centers. Our clinicians are privileged to serve more than 6,252 new cancer patients and deliver care for more than 151,000 outpatient visits each year. Comprised of nearly 300 researchers in eight research programs, VICC is also at the forefront of promising new therapies with access to over 150 clinical trials at any given time.

The Department of Pharmacy Specialty Oncology Residency is a 12-month program. The graduate will obtain the specialized oncology knowledge base and clinical skills required to become competent in the pharmaceutical care of cancer patients. We are an accredited residency program by ASHP and follow their guidelines and vision closely. The resident will have opportunities in all aspects of oncology pharmacy practice related to clinical practice and outcomes, short-term research projects, and educating other health care professionals. All rotations are four weeks in duration. The resident schedule is flexible in order to allow the resident to meet his/her career goals and interests.

Required Rotations:

  • Orientation
  • Medical Oncology: Inpatient
  • Medical Oncology: Outpatient
  • Malignant Hematology: Inpatient
  • Adult Stem Cell Transplant: Inpatient
  • Transplant Infectious Disease: Inpatient
  • Research Month

Required Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Survivorship
  • Scientific Review Committee
  • Chemotherapy Pharmacy Staffing

Elective Rotations:

  • Malignant Hematology (non-teaching service): Inpatient
  • Adult Stem Cell Transplant: Outpatient
  • Pediatric Oncology: Inpatient
  • Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant: Inpatient
  • Oncology Investigational Drug Services: Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Nutrition Support: Inpatient
  • Administration

Program Details:

Benefits Current Oncology Resident
Residency Graduates Preceptors
TN Board of Pharmacy & NABP Vanderbilt Community
Nashville, Tennessee

Application Information:

Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program, be a licensed pharmacist in any state with reciprocation to Tennessee and completed an accredited PGY1 residency program.

Submit the following application materials for Oncology Residency to be received by January 1.

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Intent
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation via PhORCAS
  4. Pharmacy School transcripts
  5. On-site interview that includes a thirty-minute presentation
  6. Application submitted in PhORCAS application portal by Jan 1 deadline

Program Contact Information

Application Information:
Number of Positions: One Residency starting date: July 3
Estimated stipend - approx. $60,593*

*info has not been verified

Katie Culos, PharmD, BCOP, Program Director
Telephone: 615.936.0200 Fax: 615.343.9209
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Pharmaceutical Services
The Vanderbilt Clinic Room 2639
1301 Medical Center Drive | Nashville, TN 37232-4745

Institutional Information
Private non-profit hospital clinic
Teaching Tertiary Model
Professional Staff = 150 . Non-professional staff = 220
Total Beds = 1065 . Average Daily Census = 877