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Pharmacy: Oncology Specialty Residency

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The Karmanos Cancer Center (KCC) is the patient care enterprise of the Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI). Karmanos Cancer Institute is a National Cancer Institute – designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in association with Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). Karmanos is dedicated to state-of-the-art patient care, clinical / basic research, education, and community outreach. We have over 300 open oncology clinical trials, and are members of SWOG, RTOG, GOG, and COG cooperative groups.

Program 

The ASHP accredited Oncology Specialty Residency at Karmanos is a twelve-month program that provides advanced clinical training and experience in the management of patients with malignant disease. The Oncology resident will have the opportunity to collaborate with hematologist/oncologists, fellows, clinical pharmacy specialists, and Wayne State University faculty to build on and gain knowledge in a wide variety of areas. The oncology specialized residency program will be tailored to the needs of the resident based on previous clinical experience.

The resident is required to complete the core rotations set forth for the residency program, as well as participate in longitudinal ambulatory experiences. Optional experience is offered in infectious disease, critical care and nutrition support with the focus of an oncology setting. The resident is expected to participate in patient care rounds, develop expertise in providing pharmaceutical care to hematology/oncology patients.

Objectives

This residency is designed to prepare the resident for board certification as an oncology pharmacy specialist. The resident will acquire an extensive body of knowledge and sophisticated clinical experience that will allow for the provision of advanced pharmaceutical care to patients with malignant disease.

Required Rotations

  • Clinical chemotherapy
  • Oncology
  • Malignant hematology
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Pediatric hematology/oncology
  • Investigational drug services
  • Ambulatory Oncology Practice Management
  • Surgical Oncology

Elective Rotations

  • Oncology infectious disease
  • Oncology critical care
  • Nutrition Support

Responsibility

  • Provision of pharmaceutical care to oncology and hematology patients. This will include participation at daily work and/or attending rounds, pharmaceutical care documentation, and informal and/or formal educational programs to other health care professionals.
  • Provide patient education to oncology and hematology patients.
  • Participate in the development of clinical pathways and drug-use protocols for the hospital in conjunction with the KCC Hematology/Oncology P&T Committee.
  • Participate in Oncology Journal Club.
  • Completion of a research project which will include protocol design, data collection and analysis, manuscript preparation and submission for publication. Collaboration with other health care professionals will be dependent on the nature of the project.
  • Presentation of research project at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference and ASHP.
  • Provide leadership to pharmacy practice residents and doctor of pharmacy students.
  • Assistance in the training of undergraduate and graduate Wayne State University students. This will include assistance in precepting students on extern and clerkship rotations. Opportunities for formal lectures are available.
  • Formal educational presentations to pharmacy personnel.

Applicants

The applicant must be a graduate of a college of pharmacy accredited in the United States and should be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Michigan. The applicant must have completed the pharmacy practice residency or PGY1 training. 

Benefits

The resident will receive a competitive stipend, health-care coverage, and paid personal and professional leave. The resident will have the opportunity to attend professional meetings during the year.

Application Procedure

A letter of intent, three letters of recommendation, transcript, and a curriculum vitae should be forwarded to: 

Chin Liu, MS, Pharm.D., BCOP
Manager of Clinical Pharmacy Services
Director of Oncology Pharmacy Practice Specialty Residency
Department of Pharmacy Services
Karmanos Cancer Center
4100 John R
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 576-8803
Fax: (313) 576-8811
e-mail: liuc@karmanos.org

 

Executive Director

Stephen T. Smith, MS, FASHP
Executive Director of Pharmacy Services
Karmanos Cancer Center
4100 John R
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 576-8809
Fax: (313) 576-8811
e-mail: smithste@karmanos.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Preceptors

Chin Y. Liu, MS, PharmD., BCOP
Manager of Clinical Pharmacy Services
Director of Oncology Pharmacy Practice Specialty Residency
Phone: 313-576-8803
e-mail: liuc@karmanos.org

Simon Cronin, MS, PharmD, BCOP Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – BMT
Phone: 313-576-8804
Fax: 313-576-8811
e-mail: cronins@karmanos.org

  Jian Fan, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Critical Care 
Phone: 313-576-8848
e-mail: fanj@karmanos.org

Sarah M. Lerchenfeldt, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - BMT
Phone: 313-576-8802 
e-mail:
lerchens@karmanos.org
 

Barbara Manica, PharmD 
Manager of Investigational Drug Service 
Phone: 313-576-8808 
e-mail: manicab@karmanos.org

Dhaval Patel, PharmD, BCOP
Medication Safety & Quality
Assurance Pharmacist
Phone: 313-576-8806
e-mail: pateld@karmanos.org

Rosalyn Sims, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
e-mail: rsims@dmc.org 

Mark Szlaczky, PharmD 
Manager of Pharmacy Services 
Phone: 313-576-8812
e-mail: szlaczky@karmanos.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residents from 1998-2013

Current Residents  
  Che M. Chang, PharmD
Current Position: Oncology Pharmacy Resident
Phone: 313-576-8807
e-mail: changc@karmanos.org

 
  Ashley Leece, PharmD, BCPS
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist/Oncology Pharmacy Resident
Phone: 313-576-9421
e-mail: leecea@karmanos.org 
Past Residents
 
 


2012

Esther Huang, PharmD, BCPS
Current position: Clinical Pharmacist, Hematology/Oncology, Morristown Medical Center, NJ 
Phone: 313-576-8807
e-mail: huange@karmanos.org 


2010

Sarah M. Lerchenfeldt, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - BMT
Phone: 313-576-8802 
e-mail:
lerchens@karmanos.org


2010

Dhaval Patel, PharmD, BCOP
Current position: Medication Safety & Quality
Assurance Pharmacist
Phone: 313-576-8807
e-mail: pateld@karmanos.org


2009

Vishnuprabha Dhanapal, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP 
Current position:
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Hematology/Oncology
Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, MI
Phone: 313-916-5497
e-mail: vdhanap1@hfhs.org


2008

Elizabeth Hay, PharmD
Current position:
Clinical Pharmacist
Harrison Medical Center
Bremerton, WA


2007

David Reeves, PharmD, BCOP 
Current position:
Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist St. Vincent Health
Assistant Professor Pharmacy Practice Butler University
Indianapolis, IN 
Phone: 317-338-2537
e-mail: djreeves@stvincent.org


2006

Patricia Rayner, PharmD, BCOP 
Current position:
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Pediatric BMT
Children's Hospital of Michigan, MI
e-mail: prayner@dmc.org

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2002

Susan Seen, PharmD
Current position:
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Oncology
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, NJ

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2000

Tyra Gatewood, PharmD, BCOP 
Current position:
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist - Oncology
Moffitt Cancer Center, FL

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1999

Rami Ibrahim, PharmD, BCOP


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1998

Barbara Yim, PharmD, BCOP
Current position:
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Oncology
Cook County Hospital, IL

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