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For more information about our program, please contact Darby Siler, program director.

PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency program

Duration/Type: 12 months/residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: December 31st
Starting Date: Early July
Estimated Stipend: $53,000
Interview Required: Yes

Program overview

The PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency program is shared between HCA and the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. The Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute is an 85-bed inpatient cancer facility with a 21-bed stem cell transplant clinic and an 18-chair outpatient oncology infusion center. It is located on the campus of HCA's flagship hospital, TriStar Centennial Medical Center, and will serve as the primary practice site for the resident. Throughout the year, the resident will be involved in projects at the facility and corporate level. The resident will also have many opportunities to be involved in and network with other oncology pharmacists at the local, state, and national level. As members of a team of residents from a variety of specialties, each resident performs the vital role as preceptor for pharmacy students rotating through the practice site. TriStar Centennial Medical Center has strong ties to the three local schools of pharmacy and involvement with several others nationwide.

Get to know the team

Darby Siler, PharmD, BCOP
PGY-1 Oncology Pharmacy Program Director

Required learning experiences

Core rotations

  • Orientation (month of July; 0.5 month)
  • Inpatient Hematologic Malignancies (1 month)
  • Medical Oncology (1 month)
  • Advanced Medical Oncology (1.5 months)
  • Inpatient Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) (1 month)
  • Outpatient Hematology/BMT (1 month)
  • Pediatric Oncology/BMT (1 month)
  • Gynecologic Oncology (0.5 month)

Longitudinal learning experiences

  • Investigational Drug Services (12 months)
  • Leadership – HCA/Sarah Cannon (1 month)
  • Research (12 months)
  • Pharmacy Service – Clinical and Operational Staffing (12 months)
  • Drug Information and Drug Policy (12 months)
  • Teaching Certificate (elective) (12 months)

Elective experiences

  • Advanced Hematology/ BMT ( 1 month)
  • Advanced Pediatric Oncology/ BMT (1 month)
  • Leadership – HCA/Sarah Cannon (1 month)
  • Pain and Palliative Care (0.5 month)
  • Immune Effector Cell (IEC) Therapy (0.5 month)
  • Immunocompromised Infectious Diseases* (1 month — *required if residency has not completed an inpatient Infectious Diseases rotation during PGY-1 residency year)


In addition to a competitive salary, resident also enjoy additional benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance available through the University of Tennessee
  • Travel allowance for participation in professional meetings
  • Free parking
  • Access to corporate gym/workout facility

Application requirements

Utilize the PhORCAS system to submit the following information by December 31, 2020.

  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Official school transcripts
  • An on-site interview in January or February is required and applicants must be eligible for Tennessee licensure.