Oncology Pharmacy

Bernard Marini, PharmD, BCOP

Residency Program Director:
Bernard Marini, PharmD, BCOP

 

The Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers is recruiting applicants for a one-year ASHP accredited PGY2 Residency in Hematology/Oncology.

 

General Description

 

The Michigan Medicine PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Residency is designed to provide residents with a diverse set of experiences in hematology/oncology, while allowing collaboration with top experts at an NCCN-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The program will challenge residents to develop high-level clinical and literature evaluation skills through a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient experiences. The strong affiliation with the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy allows residents to hone educational skills through didactic lectures, round table discussions, and precepting of fellows, residents, students. Residents will become experts in academic performance through completion of high-level research and writing endeavors throughout the year. The program also affords the opportunity to work with experts in oncology practice management and design of unique services. Upon completion of the program, residents will be among the leaders and best in hematology/oncology practice, poised to secure a specialized pharmacist position in hematology/oncology.

 

Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited college of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completion of a PGY1 residency or equivalent experience.

Recruitment Plan 2021-2022

The University of Michigan Residency Programs have decided to not attend ASHP Midyear or ACCP Residency Showcase. In lieu of this decision, the PGY2 Oncology program will be providing the following virtual opportunities to connect with our programs: 

Program Structure

 

Rotation Experiences are tailored according to resident interests in conjunction with the residency program director and coordinator in July. 

 

Required Rotations

 

Block Rotations

 

Orientation (July)

 

Adult Inpatient Hematology/Oncology

 

Inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant (Adult or Pediatrics)

 

Pediatric Inpatient Hematology/Oncology

 

Ambulatory Oncology Blue (GI/GU/Lung)

 

Ambulatory Oncology Gold (GYO/Melanoma/Breast)

 

Oncology Administration (Minimum 2 Weeks)

 

 

 

Longitudinal Rotations

 

Symptom Management Clinic (1 semester)

 

Outpatient Disease-Based Clinic (1 semester)

 

  • Multiple options available, including lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, BMT, gyn-onc, melanoma, breast cancer, head & neck cancer, GU cancer, GI cancer, sarcoma, lung cancer, and oral chemotherapy  

 

 

 

Elective Rotations

 

Inpatient Medical Oncology Service

 

Hematology Consult Service 

 

Malignant Hematology PA Service

 

Ambulatory Hematology Clinics

 

  • Maize Clinics (lymphoma/myeloma), Leukemia Clinic, and/or BMT Clinic

 

Infectious Diseases (Immunocompromised Service)

 

Teaching/Academia

 

Medical Intensive Care Unit

 

Palliative Care Service

 

Staffing Responsibility

 

Rogel Cancer Center Infusion staffing (1 weekend (2 shifts) per month: Friday evening, Saturday day)

 

Holidays

 

Residents will be required to work two holiday blocks (one minor; one major)

 

On Call Responsibility

 

PGY2 Oncology residents serve as the primary pharmacist backup for PGY1 residents during their clinical on-call shift. The role of the pharmacist/PGY2 Oncology resident is to help guide the PGY1 residents in answering complex clinical questions during the assigned on-call week, as well as to help facilitate a productive discussion of clinical on-call cases at the on-call case discussion.

 

Research and Publications Opportunity

 

Design and completion of research project is required

 

Completion of a writing project (review article or secondary research project) suitable for publication is required

 

Four major oral presentations:

 

  • Research protocol
  • Writing project (CE lecture)
  • Research project results at Great Lakes residency conference
  • Research project results to pharmacy department

 

Core topic presentations to hematology/oncology preceptor group every month

 

Residents will present one or more posters at the HOPA Annual Conference if funding is available

 

Teaching Opportunity

 

Residents may serve as a preceptor for pharmacy students on rotation.

 

Teaching at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy is required. 

 

Residents are expected to attend each class session, facilitate discussion of pharmacy students, effectively manage classrooms, understand classwork and curriculum development, and assist in grading/evaluating students. In certain classes, residents are expected to give didactic lectures on various topics. Throughout the year, residents will be expected to gain confidence in teaching methods and take a larger role in facilitating class discussions. By the end of the year, residents should be able to manage a classroom independently. 

 

Other Requirements/Information

 

Wellness goals: residents will be asked to identify a goal to help promote their well-being throughout the residency year and attend wellness activities offered by the Residency Wellness Committee

 

Professional service on a professional committee (local, state or national) is required

 

Participation in the Midyear Clinical Meeting and HOPA Annual Conference (when applicable)

 

Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference and resident trip to observe practice at other hospitals (when applicable)

 

Residency Director Information

 

Bernard Marini, PharmD, BCOP

 

Michigan Medicine

University of Michigan

1540 E. Hospital Dr.

Department of Pharmacy, Rm CW 7-251B

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-4225

Office: (734) 647-0175

Email: bernmari@med.umich.edu

 

Preceptors

Lydia Benitez, PharmD, BCOP

Adult Ambulatory Leukemia

 

Julia Brown, PharmD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

 

Anna Brown, PharmD, BCOP

Adult Ambulatory Hematology

 

Catherine Christen, PharmD

Gynecology/Oncology

 

Martina Fraga, PharmD

Inpatient Hematology/Oncology

 

David Frame, PharmD

Ambulatory Bone Marrow Transplant & Immuno-Hematology

 

Shannon Hough, PharmD, BCOP

Ambulatory Oncology

Oncology Administration

 

Madeleine King, PharmD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

 

Shawna Kraft, PharmD, BCOP

Ambulatory Oncology 

 

Emily Mackler, PharmD, BCOP

Director - Clinical Quality Initiatives Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium (MOQC)

 

Bernard Marini, PharmD, BCOP

Adult Inpatient Hematology

Residency Program Director

 

Denise Markstrom, PharmD

Inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant

 

Rachel McDevitt, PharmD, BCOP

Ambulatory Oncology

 

Victoria Nachar, PharmD, BCOP

Ambulatory Hematology/Oncology

 

Anthony Perissinotti, PharmD, BCOP

Adult Inpatient Hematology

 

Kim Redic, PharmD

Research Pharmacy

 

Andrea Roman, PharmD, BCOP

Oral Chemotherapy Program

 

Gianni Scappaticci, PharmD, BCOP

Inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant

 

Allison Schepers, PharmD, BCOP

Adult Inpatient Oncology

 

Amy Skyles, PharmD

Research Pharmacy

 

Mychael Stebelton, PharmD

Ambulatory Oncology Infusion

 
Please check out the F.A.Q. for application deadlines and interview dates.