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.
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