While the patients at City of Hope have an underlying diagnosis related to cancer, each resident will gain a comprehensive scope of pharmacy practice.
The residency was first accredited May 14, 1984.
City of Hope is a teaching institution that trains medical fellows and residents in Oncology, Hematology, Surgery, and Radiation Oncology.
City of Hope has teaching agreements with local pharmacy schools including USC, Loma Linda, UCSF, and Western.
The pharmacy department provides inpatient and ambulatory care services.
Clinical pharmacists participate in multidisciplinary rounds and various operational duties.
Many of the former residents are still employed at City of Hope.
By the end of every rotation, each resident should have the autonomy to staff each service area commensurate to a current pharmacist.
Along with a required research project to be presented at the Western States Conference at the end of the year, residents will be at the forefront of clinical and biomedical research.
Each resident will be presenting at the monthly Pharmacy and Therapeutics and the Safe Medication meetings.