Manuel G. Cortez, PharmD
PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Resident


Manuel Cortez is the current PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy at University of Kentucky. His interests include hematologic malignancies, transitions of care, and palliative medicine.


PGY2 Research

His second-year residency project is a retrospective comparison on length of stay of melphalan administered outpatient vs inpatient for autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for patients with multiple myeloma.

The Value of the UCM Program

The residency program at The University of Chicago Medicine offers a great opportunity to work alongside amazing physicians and pharmacists. Our in-house pharmacy on-call program allows our residents to practice autonomously and gain exposure to such breadth  of experiences from trauma and emergency response to complicated drug information and clinical consults in both the adult and pediatric hospitals. The colleagues and mentors with whom I have worked have pushed me every day to be a better pharmacist and a forever learner.

My Favorite Aspects of the UCM Program

  • In-house On-Call Program

  • Lifelong friends in co-residents and sense of teamwork apparent across our residency programs

  • Preceptor mentors who care immensely about the success of residents

Manuel Cortez's PGY2 Clinical Rotation Schedule

Module 1: Introduction to Oncology and Beacon Training

Module 2: Hematologic Malignancies

Module 3: Bone Marrow Transplant

Module 4: Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic

Module 5: Chemotherapy Clinic

Module 6: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Module 7: Supportive Oncology

Module 8: Gynecologic Oncology

Module 9: Immunocompromised Infectious Diseases

Module 10: Palliative Care

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