The Levine Cancer Institute under the umbrella of Carolinas HealthCare System provides top quality and comprehensive cancer care to patients across more than 16 care locations in both North and South Carolina. The Levine Cancer Institute provides groundbreaking care to patients with a wide variety of types of cancer and our oncology care teams treat over 14,000 new patients each year. The various Levine Cancer Institute locations provide a variety of cancer care services in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
The following are the types of cancers treated at our sites:
Carolinas Medical Center, an 874-bed academic teaching hospital, level 1 Trauma center, and the flagship hospital for Carolinas HealthCare System is directly connected to the Levine Cancer Institute – Morehead location. There are over 130 inpatient beds dedicated to oncology services, including 32 BMT beds. The Morehead building is a six story dedicated cancer care center with 85 infusion chairs and numerous site specific clinics. Specialists for solid tumor, gastrointestinal cancer, genitourinary cancer, gynecologic cancer, head and neck cancer, and numerous malignant and non-malignant hematology conditions are all located within the building. In addition, a Phase 1 Clinical trials unit within the building provides patients access to the newest and most innovative treatment options.
Presently Carolinas HealthCare System is in the process of constructing a brand new seven-story cancer care location that will be
directly connected to both Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute – Morehead location via walkway connector. This new state of the art cancer center will contain a 60 chair infusion center, numerous specialized clinics, and will help to house a nursing navigation service, palliative care service, and survivorship programs.
The Carolinas Medical Center PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Hematology/Oncology is a 12-month intensive learning program. Residents will spend the majority of the year in one month rotations focused on both inpatient and outpatient oncology and hematology. Rotations are primarily located within the Carolinas Medical Center and the Levine Cancer Institute – Morehead building but specific experiences may also involve traveling to other Levine Cancer Institute locations. Numerous electives exist to suit a resident’s individual interests and the length of many required and elective rotations can also be adjusted to allow more time for experiences in preferred areas.
Additional experiences will include the formation and completion of a residency research project and a medication use evaluation. The resident will also complete a drug monograph review, numerous drug information questions, in-services to other healthcare practitioners, and the opportunity to co-precept pharmacy students and residents.
In addition to the full benefits of a Carolinas HealthCare System employee, residents will have medical and dental coverage premiums paid by the employer. Twelve paid working days are available for vacation or sick time. Additional time off is provided for professional interviews. A travel allowance will be provided to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, a regional residency research symposium, and the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association annual conference. The resident is provided with office space containing an individual double monitor desktop computer, phone, storage/filing space as well as a shared printer. In addition, the resident receives remote access to the hospital network, comprehensive drug information resources, three lab coats, a laptop, a daily meal allowance, and free parking. The Department of Pharmacy also has an active continuing education program, with opportunities offered on a routine basis.