The 12-month ASHP-accredited oncology pharmacy residency at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy prepares residents for high levels of success.
As a post graduate year 2 (PGY2) program, completion of a PGY1 program is a required prerequisite, consistent with ASHP accreditation.
As part of this program, our residents receive comprehensive experiences in contemporary oncology practice. Residents provide pharmaceutical care to medical oncology patients in both the inpatient and outpatient oncology settings at the University of Colorado Hospital and the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Clinical rotations include stem cell transplant, medical oncology, pediatric oncology, radiation oncology, developmental therapeutics, supportive care and elective experiences. The residency provides experiences and flexibility to satisfy the specific interests of the resident.
Our residents are directed in skills critical to patient care and effective communication through clinical rotations and structured educational sessions. A multidisciplinary approach to patient care is highly emphasized. Residents will also be involved in the education of pharmacy students, through limited didactic teaching and clerkship precepting of pharmacy students, as well as medical residents and other healthcare professionals. This residency requires the development and implementation of a research project and will give the resident writing experience. Oncology preceptors include several experienced clinical practitioners with opportunities to work with research-oriented faculty members.
Upon successful completion of the residency, residents will be able to pursue positions in academics as well as a variety of clinical practice settings.
Katelyn Gardner grew up in Stilwell, Kansas and attended Kansas State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology. After completing her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy, she moved to Chicago to complete a PGY1 at Rush University Medical Center. She is excited to complete her PGY2 training in oncology back at CU where her interest in oncology first developed! Her current clinical interests include ambulatory oncology and solid tumors but she is looking forward to exploring all aspects of oncology. When not at work, Katelyn can be found taking her dog, Stanley, on walks with her husband, exploring the mountains, and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and K-State Wildcats.