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PGY2 Oncology Oakland, California

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.

The Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente – Oakland transitions PGY1 general pharmacy residency graduates to specialized practice focused on the care of adult patients with cancer and/or hematologic disorders, through an appropriate balance of instructional and autonomous clinical development, a wide breadth of didactic and experiential learning, and a challenging but surmountable curriculum. Residents are charged with conceptualizing, assimilating and reconciling the aggregate of previously acquired pharmacy knowledge and experience with that gained through the current curriculum, applying both to the provision of patient care and to the advancement of pharmacy practice in general. Residents will have agency in governing the focus of their program to increase exposure to particular practice settings over others; however, residents who successfully complete this program will be competently prepared to step into a variety of clinical oncology pharmacy practice settings, develop expertise in the handling and regulation of hazardous drugs, and will be equipped with the knowledge necessary to obtain board certification.


Pharmacy Services

The East Bay Department of Pharmacy provides services in the acute care, outpatient, home health, ambulatory care, drug education, and administration settings. Inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical care services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Pharmacists participate in a wide range of clinical activities. In the ambulatory care setting, we provide services in anticoagulation, primary care, asthma, osteoporosis, hospice and oncology as well as in drug use management and drug education. In the acute care setting, we provide services in pediatrics, infectious diseases, critical care, pain, and palliative care. Our service area provides many outstanding opportunities for pharmacists to practice in collaboration with physicians, nurses, and other professionals under an integrated healthcare model. In addition, we have state of the art technology including CPOE, eMAR, bedside barcoding, and electronic medical record (EMR) program that integrates both acute care and ambulatory care settings.

The Kaiser Oakland Leukemia and Lymphoma department is a center of excellence for the Kaiser Northern California region and receives referrals for management of complex hematology patients.

About Kaiser Permanente East Bay


Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Orientation
  • Acute Care
    -Inpatient Oncology
    -Bone Marrow Transplantation (UCSF)
  • Ambulatory Care
    -Adult Oncology I & II
    -Pediatric Oncology
    -Oral Chemotherapy Management
  • Drug Information
  • Hospice

Elective Experience

  • Dependent on resident interest and rotation availability

Longitudinal Experience

  • Practice Management
  • Project Management
  • Service Commitment

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited (or ACPE candidate status) accredited college or 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 CA by August 1, 2023
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS).
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program.
  • Program NMS Code: 708060 and ASHP Program Code: 92096

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
  • Three letters of references/recommendations utilizing the form in PhORCAS
  • Application Deadline: January 2, 2023

Interview Details

  • On-Site or Virtual Interview Required
  • Interview Dates: February 2023
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Apply using the ASHP standard application process on the ASHP PhORCAS website.

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Current Pay Rate

$33.65 per hour

Contact Information

Kris Nishimura, Pharm.D., BCOP
Oncology Pharmacy Supervisor
Residency Program Director

Kaiser Permanente – Oakland Oncology Pharmacy
3701 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Oakland, California 94611
United States
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Kris.N.Nishimura@kp.org
(510) 752-6564

Danning Ma, Pharm.D., BCOP
Oncology Pharmacist
Residency Program Coordinator

Kaiser Permanente – Oakland Oncology Pharmacy
3701 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Oakland, California 94611
United States
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Danning.Ma@kp.org
(510) 752-6564

Michael Lam, Pharm.D., BCPS
Oncology Pharmacist
Residency Program Coordinator

Kaiser Permanente – Oakland Oncology Pharmacy
3701 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Oakland, California 94611
United States
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Michael.Lam@kp.org
(510) 752-6564

Helen Wong, Pharm.D.
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy Resident

Kaiser Permanente – Oakland Oncology Pharmacy
3701 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Oakland, California 94611
United States
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Helen.X1.Wong@kp.org
(510) 752-6564

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