PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Residency

The ASHP-accredited PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Residency at City of Hope is a structured one-year program designed to provide the resident with a solid foundation of core experiences in hematology, oncology, immunotherapy and stem cell transplant. The program provides broad-based rotational experiences to help develop and refine the resident's clinical skills in the pharmaceutical management of cancer patients. A resident completing the PGY2 Oncology Residency at City of Hope will be a highly qualified independent practitioner able to provide and be responsible for drug therapy outcomes for individualized patients with cancer as an integral member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

Practice Setting

City of Hope National Medical Center is a world-renowned research, patient care and educational facility. Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer and urology treatment, we are also one of the founding members of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and one of the only few National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers.
Our 217-inpatient bed and ambulatory care facility is located just northeast of Downtown Los Angeles in Duarte, California and offers panoramic vistas of the Angeles National Forest. Our lush 100 acre park-like campus is home to the Helford Clinical Research Hospital as well as the Beckman Research Institute and the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences.
The City of Hope PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Residency starts in July and accepts two candidates each year.
During the specialty residency year, the resident will:
  • Develop expertise, knowledge and skills in oncology therapeutics
  • Be responsible for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team
  • Skillfully educate other health care professionals and patients on drug-related topics
  • Exercise leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system
  • Strengthen verbal and written communication skills by leading discussions, presenting lectures and writing a research manuscript
  • Demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of practice, monitoring his or her own performance, and exhibiting commitment to self-improvement and advancement of the profession as a whole

Program Contacts

Tina Nguyen, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist
Coordinator, Residency Program
Sepideh Shayani, Pharm.D., PCOP
Director, PGY2 Pharmacy Program