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The Levine Cancer Institute under the umbrella of Atrium Health provides top quality and comprehensive cancer care to patients across more than 16 care locations in both North and South Carolina. The Levine Cancer Institute provides groundbreaking care to patients with a wide variety of types of cancer and our oncology care teams treat over 14,000 new patients each year. The various Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) locations provide a variety of cancer care services in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. .

Most of the disease specific clinics have dedicated specialized pharmacists:

  • Blood and marrow transplants
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Head and Neck cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemias
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphomas
  • Melanoma/Skin cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Plasma Cell Disorders

Carolinas Medical Center, an 874-bed academic teaching hospital, level 1 Trauma center, and the flagship hospital for Atrium Health is directly connected to the Levine Cancer Institute – Morehead location. There are over 130 inpatient beds dedicated to oncology services, including 32 BMT beds. The Morehead building is a six-story dedicated cancer care center with 85 infusion chairs and numerous site-specific clinics. Many world-renowned specialists in their field have been recruited to practice at LCI and most all cancer types and blood disorders are located within this main building. In addition, a Phase 1 Clinical trials unit within the building provides patients access to the newest and most innovative treatment options.

Presently Atrium Health is in the process of constructing a brand new seven-story cancer care location that will be directly connected to both Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute – Morehead location via walkway connector. This new state of the art cancer center will contain a 60-chair infusion center, numerous specialized clinics, and will help to house a nursing navigation service, supportive care service, and survivorship programs.

Program Structure

The Carolinas Medical Center PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Oncology is a 12-month intensive learning program. Residents will spend the majority of the year in one-month rotations focused on both inpatient and outpatient oncology and hematology. Rotations are primarily located within the Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute – Morehead buildings but specific experiences may also involve traveling to other Levine Cancer Institute locations. Elective opportunities exist to customize to a resident’s individual interests and adjustments can be made to allow more time for experiences in preferred areas.

Additional experiences will include the formation and completion of a residency research project and a medication use evaluation. The resident will also complete a drug monograph or formulary review, drug information questions, in-services to other healthcare practitioners, and have the opportunity to co-precept pharmacy students and residents.

Benefits

In addition to the full benefits of an Atrium Health employee, residents will have medical and dental coverage premiums paid by the employer. Ten paid days off are available for vacation or sick time and five additional days for professional interviews if needed. A travel allowance will be provided to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, North Carolina Oncology Pharmacist (NCOP) meeting, and the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) annual conference. The resident is provided with office space containing an individual double monitor desktop computer, phone, pager, storage/filing space as well as a shared printer. In addition, the resident receives remote access to the hospital network, comprehensive drug information resources, three lab coats, a laptop, a daily meal allowance, and free parking. The Department of Pharmacy also has an active continuing education program with opportunities offered on a routine basis.

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