Oncology Pharmacy

PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residents

2021-2022 PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residents


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.

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)




Medical Intensive Care Unit


Palliative Care Service


Staffing Responsibility


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




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



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



Lydia Benitez, PharmD, BCOP

Adult Ambulatory Leukemia


Julia Brown, PharmD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


Anna Brown, PharmD, BCOP

Adult Ambulatory Hematology


Catherine Christen, PharmD



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.