Clinical Pharmacogenetics

The Clinical Pharmacogenetics rotation is an elective, one-month learning experience. During this rotation, the resident will be actively involved in providing clinical pharmacogenetics services to patients and will participate in various activities that promote the clinical implementation of pharmacogenetics at St. Jude and beyond. 

Specifically, the resident will be engaged in activities related to interpreting clinical pharmacogenetics test results to assure optimal drug dosing for patients and providing pharmacogenetics consults that include recommendations for drug therapy. The resident will participate in the conduct of a clinical trial for implementing state-of-the art clinical pharmacogenetics, with activities to include analyzing raw pharmacogenetic research data, evaluating pharmacogenetics literature, and participating in the implementation of clinical decision support for high-risk gene-drug pairs.