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PGY2 Oncology Diablo-Walnut Creek, California

The PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency, at Kaiser Permanente, Diablo Service Area (Walnut Creek/Antioch/Dublin) follows guidelines set by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The Program provides a comprehensive learning experience which exposes the resident to all areas of oncology patient care with an emphasis in the ambulatory care setting. The training includes rotations in Inpatient Oncology and Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, and Pediatric Oncology and Hematology. The outpatient oncology clinic in Walnut Creek will give the resident opportunities to experience a wide variety of cancer disease states and supportive care. The oncology resident works closely with preceptors, physicians, nurses, and patients to become an integral part of the oncology care team. Our primary objective is to prepare the resident to be a qualified and competent clinical oncology pharmacy specialist practicing in an adult oncology/hematology ambulatory care clinic.

Statement of Purpose

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Pharmacy Services

Kaiser Permanente Diablo Service Area Oncology Pharmacy Department strives to deliver the most comprehensive cancer care to our members through a multidisciplinary approach. Residents will experience a wide range of cancer and supportive care including:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Renal, Liver and Pancreatic Cancers
  • Acute and Chronic Leukemia’s
  • Lymphomas
  • MDS
  • ITP and other blood disorders
  • Oral Chemotherapy Management
  • Supportive Care (CSF, Anti-emetics, Anemia)

Walnut Creek At A Glance

Antioch At A Glance

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Orientation
  • Ambulatory Care : Adult Hematology/ Oncology
  • Dispensing
  • Drug Information
  • Clinical Management
  • Inpatient Adult Medical Hematology/oncology (offsite)
  • Residency Project/Research
  • Bone Marrow Transplant (off site)
  • Pediatric Oncology(off site)

Elective Experience

  • To be determined

Longitudinal Experience

  • Pharmacy Practice
    • Ambulatory Care
    • Residency Project
    • Clinic Administered Drug Utilization
  • Management

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited (or ACPE candidate status) school of pharmacy.
  • Completion of an ASHP-Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program prior to start date in position or have equivalent experience approved by ASHP.
  • If not already licensed as a Pharmacist in the state of CA, must be licensed as an Intern Pharmacist in the state of CA by start of program
  • Must be licensed as a Pharmacist in the state of California by August 1, 2024
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS).
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program.
  • Program NMS Code: 678660 and ASHP Program Code: 92068

Application Requirements

  • Statement of Interest/Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Pharmacy School transcripts, sent directly from the applicant’s college or school of pharmacy
  • 3 letters of references/recommendations utilizing the form in PhORCAS
  • Application Deadline: January 2, 2024

Additional Information

  • Must have current California Pharmacist Licensure by August 1st or employment will be terminated. For more information regarding licensing in California, please visit
  • Clearance of the pre-employment background check relating to criminal convictions, employment verification, educational verifications, and license, certification or registration and/or cards of completion required for the position.

Interview Details

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Current Pay Rate

$34.32 per hour

Contact Information

Hormozan (Zan) Sorooshian, Pharm.D. BCOP
Oncology Pharmacy Supervisor
Residency Program Director

Kaiser Permanente – Oncology Pharmacy
Medical Office Building. 2nd Floor 
1425 South Main St.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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(925) 295-7138

Charisse L So Pharm D. BCSCP
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Supervisor-Oncology
Residency Program Coordinator

Kaiser Permanente – Oncology Pharmacy
Medical Office Building. 2nd Floor
3100 Dublin Blvd.
Dublin, CA 94568
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(925) 556-4991

Quang Ta
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

Kaiser Permanente – Oncology Pharmacy
Medical Office Building. 2nd Floor
1425 South Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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(925) 295-0670

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