PGY2 Goals and Curriculum


The curriculum of City of Hope’s one-year PGY2 program involves three major components: clinical rotations, the residency research project and additional longitudinal and project-based activities.

Core Rotations

  • Inpatient Medical Oncology
  • Inpatient Leukemia and Stem Cell Transplant
  • Lymphoma (Inpatient and Outpatient)
  • Malignant Hematology Clinic
  • Outpatient Medical Oncology
  • Supportive and Palliative Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Longitudinal Administration
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Longitudinal Infusion clinic/inpatient oncology staffing
  • Elective rotations

Research Project

The resident will be required to design and complete an original IRB-approved hematology, oncology, immunotherapy or stem cell transplant-related research project. Additionally, the resident will be required to present the project and research findings at a national meeting and prepare a manuscript suitable for publication.

Longitudinal Activities

  • Participation in interdisciplinary medical committees including the Safe Medication and Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committees
  • Attendance at multidisciplinary conferences including tumor boards
  • Medication monograph/formulary review, drug utilization evaluations and other administrative projects
  • ACPE-accredited continuing education lecture
  • One-hour didactic lecture at a school of pharmacy
  • Journal clubs, patient case presentations and various other rotation-based presentations
  • Teaching and precepting pharmacy residents and rotating students