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After completing the 12-month PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Oncology at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, you will be a proficient, independent practitioner capable of providing advanced pharmacotherapeutic care to oncology and hematology patients.

The purpose of the PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Oncology is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY-1 pharmacy residency programs to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY-2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.


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Program highlights

The residency provides the high-quality didactic and clinical experiences needed to create a well-rounded, independent clinical pharmacist. As a PGY-2 pharmacy resident, you will:

  • Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team in an environment shaped by the core values of teamwork, collaboration, and mutual respect
  • Develop pharmacotherapy expertise in cancer-directed therapies
  • Experience professional growth in a teaching environment that is patient-centered and science-driven
  • Contribute to interdisciplinary healthcare teams by offering patient-specific therapeutic interventions designed to treat, cure, rehabilitate, and alleviate medical conditions and diseases unique to cancer patients
  • Enhance your research skills by completing research curriculum and leading an oncology-focused clinical research project
  • Expand your communication skills through leading interdisciplinary discussions, delivering informal and formal presentations, and writing a research manuscript
  • Create connections with fellow pharmacists through professional organizations and conferences
  • Experience professional growth in a setting that is supportive of learner well-being
  • Learn in a structured yet flexible curriculum to fit your future career goals

Program history

The PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency conducted by Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, is accredited by ASHP. The PGY-2 oncology program began in July 2022 and is continuously evaluated for improvement. One candidate will be selected on a competitive basis each year.


Mayo Clinic is thd largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world. Every year more than 1.3 million people from all 50 states and nearly 150 countries come to Mayo Clinic, where the primary value is "the needs of the patient come first." 

Mayo Clinic in Arizona is spread across two main campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, which are located 14 miles apart. The Phoenix campus includes Mayo Clinic Hospital, a seven-story facility with 368 beds, 33 operating suites, and an emergency department. The Specialty and Mayo Clinic Buildings bring together dedicated and specialized multi-disciplinary care teams in nearly every medical specialty. Training for this residency is conducted solely on this campus.

The Scottsdale campus houses outpatient services in the Mayo Clinic Building. Additional primary care facilities and a sports medicine complex are located throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center with an international presence. More than 150,000 people receive cancer treatment at Mayo Clinic each year, making it one of the largest cancer treatment facilities in the nation. Hundreds of clinical trials led by Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists are available for patients, including trials through the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, Phase I Program, Phase II Consortium, and Cancer Prevention Network. Additional trials are available through cooperative research affiliations and collaborations with the National Cancer Institute and other clinical trial groups.

Mayo Clinic is consistently recognized on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list as one of the best hospitals in the nation. Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona, is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Arizona and is nationally ranked in 10 medical specialties. 

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Choosing Mayo Clinic for your pharmacy education

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Stipend and benefits