PGY2 Advanced Practice Residencies

Oncology Specialty Residency

Hematology and Oncology Specialty Residency

WFBH offers an ASHP-accredited, one-year, specialty residency in hematology and oncology at an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The residency is designed to provide the resident with a broad range of hematology and oncology experiences in a progressive environment committed to pharmaceutical care and education.  These experiences combine learning opportunities in a multidisciplinary setting for both inpatients and outpatients.  Two positions are available each year.

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Clinical Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT)
  • Leukemia
  • Medical Oncology (inpatient)
  • Breast Cancer Clinic
  • GI/Thoracic Cancer Clinic
  • Pediatric Oncology 


  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Practice Management
  • Practice Experience (clinic and inpatient)
  • Presentations
  • Projects


  • Infectious Disease/Antibiotic Support
  • Nutrition Support
  • Palliative Care
  • BMT (outpatient)
  • Pediatric Oncology (outpatient)
  • Gynecology/Oncology (outpatient)
  • Leukemia (outpatient)
  • Lymphoma (outpatient)
  • Hematology (outpatient)
  • Head/neck (outpatient)
  • Sarcoma/melanoma (outpatient)


  • Members of the pharmacy staff participate in daily patient care rounds, therapeutic drug monitoring, medication reconciliation, patient education, providing drug information, and in-service education.
  • Flexibility allows each resident to tailor experiences to meet his/her individual interests and career goals.
  • One month rotations that can be made into blocks of multiple months
  • In July, the resident will spend time learning order verification and distribution system for chemotherapy patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • December will be left open as a research and administration month.
  • The remaining nine rotations are broken into six required rotations and four elective rotations.
  • All rotations are precepted by qualified clinical specialists


  • Joseph Bonkowski, PharmD, MS, MHA
  • Kara Loth Boysel, PharmD, BCOP
  • Jessica Duda, PharmD, BCOP
  • Maho Hibino, PharmD, BCOP
  • LeAnne Kennedy, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
  • Jennifer Ziegler Miller, PharmD, BCOP 
  • Brandy Strickland Snyder, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
  • Erica Wands, PharmD


Written and verbal communication skills are emphasized throughout the program. Presentation opportunities include:

  • Drug class presentations
  • Disease state topic discussions
  • Pharmacy Grand Rounds
  • Pharmacy Department journal club
  • Pharmacy Department case presentations 
  • Didactic lectures at Campbell University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (required), Wake Forest University School of Medicine Physician Assistant program and Nurse Anesthesia program (optional)  
  • Staff development presentations 
  • Poster presentation at a national meeting (such as ASHP Midyear or HOPA) 
  • Lay Public Education


  • By precepting students, the hematology and oncology resident will have the opportunity to refine his/her teaching skills and further deepen his/her own clinical knowledge base.
  • WFBMC is a rotation site primarily for students from Wingate University and Campbell University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (approximately 160 student months per year) 
  • Precepting responsibilities are available on many rotations 
  • For those residents who have not received a teaching certificate, they may complete the teaching certificate
    program at WFBMC


The oncology resident will have mentoring from pharmacy preceptors as they complete:

  • A minimum of one independent research project with a manuscript ready for publication
  • One drug use evaluation
  • Drug monograph completion for presentation at P & T 
  • Treatment plan review and build for use in the WFBMC electronic medical record system 


  •  Comprehensive benefit package 
  •  Estimated stipend: $47,000 
  •  Paid holiday and vacation time 
  •  Funding to attend professional meetings (HOPA and ASHP Midyear) 
  •  Office with computer
  •  Covered parking is provided


  • Each resident will staff every third weekend
  • Each resident will work two holidays

Former Residents (Current Positions)


Mandy Confer Gatesman,

PharmD, BCOP



 Virgina Commonwealth University

Oncology Clinical Coordinator





Jennifer Davis, PharmD, BCOP



MD Anderson Cancer Center

Clinical Specialist Sarcoma





Heather D. Cox, PharmD, BCOP 



Novant Health 

Oncology Clinical Pharmacist





Violette Sun Basorun (Ajiboye),

PharmD, MBA, BCOP 


Kaiser Permanented of Georgia

Oncology Clinical Specialist 





M Jay Brown, PharmD, BCOP 



Novant Health

Director of Oncology Pharmacy 





Kara Loth Boysel, PharmD,




Wake Forest Baptist Health 

Oncology Clinical Pharmacist





Danielle Waldron, PharmD 



Wake Forest Baptist Health 

Oncology Specialty Pharmacist





Meghan Devine, PharmD 



Carolinas Medical Center

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinical Specialist 





Morgan Pendleton, PharmD,




Wake Forest Baptist Health 

Oncology Clinical Pharmacist






Lindsey Gruber, PharmD 



Mayo Clinic

Oncology Clinical Pharmacist 





Amanda Sierzchulski, PharmD 



Northside Hospital

BMT Clinical Pharmacist 





Justin Arnall, PharmD, CPP 



Current PGY2 Oncology Resident 






Marie Cavalier, PharmD, CPP 



Current PGY2 Oncology Resident






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(Current residents and program director)

Application Requirements

  • Applications will be accepted through Phorcas 
  • Application deadline is December 31st
  • If selected, an on-site interview is required

Contact Information and Application Submission 

Questions about the application process can be directed to:

LeAnne Kennedy, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
Hematology and Oncology Residency Program Director
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
(336) 713-3416


An index of our residency programs are located below:
Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1)

Advanced Practice Specialty (PGY2)
 Critical Care 
 Infectious Disease
 Health System Pharmacy Administration (Masters)

Quick Reference

Oncology Residency
LeAnne Kennedy, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
Hematology-Oncology Residency Program Director


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