PGY2 Oncology Residency

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD) is an academic teaching hospital that is integrated with the University of California (UC San Diego) School of Medicine and UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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Our 19 attending physicians at the Rady Children’s Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders treat more than 250 new pediatric patients every year with various childhood cancers, making us the largest pediatric cancer care center  and only pediatric bone marrow transplant program serving San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties.

Our physicians are joint pediatric faculty with the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, including a joint pediatric and adult molecular tumor board consulting program for targeted therapy. The Peckham Center also has a research alliance with UC San Diego, making us part of a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, and with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Our PGY1 residents have had positive collaborations with pediatric oncologists since 2009, resulting in four projects in oncology with two publications. Additionally, seven of our PGY1 pharmacists practice in oncology, with three of those pharmacists having oncology as their primary practice. This speaks to the need for well-trained pediatric pharmacists in oncology.

With our coordination of the Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Elective at UC San Diego, our PGY1 residents have provided a Childhood Cancers Lecture in this course since 2007, which our PGY2 oncology resident would continue to provide.


The PGY2 residency will comprise core rotations in:

  • Inpatient Oncology
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Ambulatory Care in Hematology Oncology Clinic
  • Antimicrobial  Stewardship
  • Adult Oncology at UC San Diego
  • Central Operations
  • Infusion Services
  • Oncology Investigational Drug Services

Elective rotations include: Medication Safety, Informatics (EPIC Beacon), Pain/Palliative Care

Residents required to complete an Oncology Research Project

Teaching opportunities at UC San Diego School of Pharmacy

Requirements for Acceptance:  

  • Pharm.D. degree from ACPE accredited program
  • Successful completion of PGY1 residency
  • Application and Current CV through Phorcas, minimum 3 letters of recommendation
  • California pharmacist license prior to the start of the program and no later than Nov. 1 during the start of the year


We offer health, dental, vision and hospitalization insurance; vacation, holiday and professional leave. A set travel stipend for the year will be provided to support attendance at professional conferences such as HOPA, CSHP Seminar and ASHP Midyear. See the Policy and Procedure Manual  for additional benefit information.


For additional information, contact Residency Program Director Gale Romanowski, Pharm.D., at

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
3020 Children’s Way, San Diego, CA 92123
Main Phone: 858-576-1700
Customer Service & Referrals: 800-788-9029