Training & Curriculum


The length of the PGY-2 Pharmacy Hematology/Oncology Residency is one calendar year that begins each July 1st. Rotations include (but are not limited to):

  • Orientation/training
  • Inpatient oncology/hematology
  • Inpatient blood and marrow transplantation (BMT)
  • Outpatient hematology/oncology/BMT clinics
  • Chemotherapy preparation and dispensing
  • Pain/palliative/hospice care
  • Research and investigational medications
  • Pediatric hematology/oncology
  • Inpatient infectious disease
  • Drug use policy
  • Informatics focused on oncology patient care needs

Residents develop a commitment to lifelong learning and professional practice through achieving professional competence serving as a member of a multidisciplinary healthcare team providing direct patient care during clinical rotations in inpatient and outpatient oncology practice. Residents also develop leadership skills in improving the safety of the medication-use system and develop problem-solving skills through participation in departmental and organizational initiatives and provide education and teaching for healthcare team and patients.


A major project completed throughout the year can be presented at Western States Conference.

Have Questions or Need Help?

Contact us if you would like to learn more about the PGY-2 Pharmacy Hematology/Oncology Residency Program at Cedars-Sinai.

Cedars-Sinai Department of Pharmacy Services
8700 Beverly Blvd.
South Tower, Room A903
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Vipul Patel, Residency Program Director

Fax: 310-423-0412