Pharmacy Residency Virtual Open House

Experience-based training, on the front lines with experts in their fields

ASHP Program Match Codes

NMS Code 603660 – Roswell Park Track (3 positions)

NMS Code 603690 – Roswell Park - UB Track (1 position)

Manage patients with novel and investigational cancer treatments. Participate in rotations designed around disease type. Manage complications and complex patients.

During your ASHP-accredited, twelve-month, PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy at Roswell Park, you’ll work with cancer patients across the treatment continuum, from recently diagnosed, through active treatment, and into remission in a variety of different cancer types. Our collaborative, interdisciplinary approach puts you on the front lines with our world-renowned physicians, scientists and technicians.

With our sole focus on cancer treatment and research, Roswell Park has the thorough training you need to advance your career.

Why choose a residency at Roswell Park?

Founded in 1898 as the first dedicated cancer center in the United States, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been at the forefront of cancer research and treatment for over 120 years. Roswell Park is one of the original three founding National Cancer Institute's Comprehensive Cancer Centers and is one of 51 such centers in the United States. Roswell Park is also a contributing member of the NCCN alliance.

Roswell Park is truly a comprehensive care setting. We’re an inpatient and outpatient hospital, a research institution, and a graduate school. We also have remote satellite centers. Our preceptors work with residents in disease-based rotations allowing for a specialized, direct patient care experience.

Professional development occurs through a major clinical research project, DUE, ACPE-accredited CE presentations, preceptoring and teaching through the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and a variety of other opportunities. Residency experiences are tailored for individual strengths and interests.

Purpose statement:

PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency training builds upon the foundations of pharmacy practice established during Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency experience. The purpose of the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center’s PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency is to prepare pharmacist clinicians for board certification in oncology pharmacy, advanced patient care, or academic positions.

Training at a top NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, gave me the experience and foundation to take on any role presented to me. Working at Roswell, alongside physicians and pharmacists who are experts in their field, was an extraordinary experience. Thanks to my training at Roswell I was able to attain my dream job and propel my career.
Marina Barsoum, PharmD
Marina Barsoum, PharmD
Class of 2020

Eligibility and how to apply

Roswell Park’s PGY-2 training requires a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, and completion of a PGY-1 residency program.

For your application package, you’ll need:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Interviews are scheduled on a rolling basis

We’re committed to a program of equal opportunity. Selection of residents is made without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or sexual orientation.

Contact us

For more information about the Pharmacy Resident Program at Roswell Park, contact:

Eugene Przespolewski, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist: Lymphoma & Myeloma
PGY-2 Oncology Residency Program Director
Phone: 716-845-8461

Christina Matthews, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist: Breast Medicine
Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: 716-845-1971

Jeffrey Baron, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist: Leukemia
Phone: 716-845-4416

Aubrey Defayette, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist: Critical Care
Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: 716-845-6228