Oncology Pharmacy Residency
Gain real-world experience while advancing patient care on every level.
Benjamin Andrick, PharmD, BCOP, residency program director (2019 – 2022)
If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work, the Geisinger Oncology Pharmacy Residency is here to challenge you. This is your chance to participate in a pharmacy residency that puts an emphasis on real-world experience rather than didactics. You’ll be part of a program that’s pushing the boundaries of what it means to be an oncology pharmacist.
Our residents learn by providing oncology pharmacy services directly to patients, and we pride ourselves on the depth and breadth of experience we offer. During our 12-month, individualized training program, you’ll encounter a diverse range of patients and clinical situations. You’ll be integrated into the entire patient experience and learn how to provide continuity of care in an integrated health system, from start to finish.
Geisinger serves a varied population of more than 1 million people, so you’ll have ample opportunity to work with patients undergoing treatment for both common and unique illnesses. As a resident, you’ll work directly with patients and providers at the Geisinger Cancer Institute, which provides care at multiple sites throughout Pennsylvania. The cancer programs at both Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) are accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as well as achieving QOPI® (Quality Oncology Practice Initiative) certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The bone marrow transplant program is Autologous Stem Cell Transplant accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).
The Geisinger Cancer Institute is also an NCI-supported Community Clinical Oncology Research Program (NCORP), which is the core of the oncology clinical trials program providing a direct link to the NCI. Through the Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in pediatric inpatient and outpatient services for pediatric hematology and oncology patients.
When you complete the PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency, you’ll leave the program as a competent, confident clinical expert in patient-centered hematology and oncology. And you will have developed well-rounded expertise in leadership, mediation safety, informatics, research, medical writing and medical education/preceptorship. You’ll be prepared and empowered to provide clinical pharmacy services in both acute and ambulatory care settings across an integrated health system.
Besides its learning advantages, Geisinger is a great place to work. Our oncology pharmacy group is centered in Danville, Pa., a small town that offers endless recreation opportunities and a laid-back lifestyle. You’ll enjoy short commute times and a lower cost of living, yet you’ll still be within driving distance to New York and Philadelphia.
To learn more about our program, download our program flyer.