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Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Residency Programs

Oncology - Pediatrics


St Jude Children’s Research Hospital offers a 12-month ASHP-accredited specialized PGY2 Residency in Oncology. The residency program is offered at an independent children’s hospital and a majority of the experiences will focus on the care of pediatric and young adult patients.

This residency experience includes training in general hematology/oncology, bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and cellular therapy, infectious diseases, and ambulatory care. Residents are provided training in applied pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics, nutrition support and advanced training in clinical therapeutics of the pediatric cancer patient.

Pharmaceutical Department Residency Programs Oncology-Pediatrics video

Along with direct patient care responsibilities, you will have the opportunity to precept Doctor of Pharmacy students, provide didactic lectures, in-services, and journal clubs. Residents also participate in various committee meetings within the institution and conduct collaborative clinical research. To develop research skills, residents will be required to participate in an independent research activity, which is expected to result in submission of a publishable manuscript. You will also be required to present your research findings at a national pharmacy or scientific organizational meeting.



Longitudinal Experiences

As a resident, you will be assigned various longitudinal projects throughout the year. Residents are expected to complete a major research project under the direction of the residency program director and assigned research team. Other longitudinal projects include formal presentations (patient presentations, research proposal and journal club presentation), lectures at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, ACPE-accredited presentations, and a project focused on medication outcomes. Additional longitudinal experiences are offered in:  


How to Apply

Qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to interview with St. Jude staff at the Professional Placement Service (PPS/CareerPharm) at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. 

To apply, complete the following materials within PhORCAS:

  • Official school transcript(s)
  • Letter of intent
  • Three (3) letters of reference

Other requirements include:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree, successful completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Residency, and eligibility for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of Tennessee
  • Completion of an onsite or virtual interview

Application deadline: January 5, 2024 by 11:59 p.m. CST

Submit residency application materials within PhORCAS to the PGY2 Residency Program Director listed below:


Number of Positions


Start Date

July 1



Joseph Sciasci, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Mail Stop 150
Phone: (901) 595-1782