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 

Longitudinal

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

Electives

  • 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)

Rotations

  • 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

Preceptors

  • 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

 Presentations

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

Precepting

  • 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

Projects

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 

Benefits

  •  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

Staffing

  • 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

 

2005-2006

 

 

Jennifer Davis, PharmD, BCOP

 

 

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Clinical Specialist Sarcoma

 

2006-2007 

 

 

Heather D. Cox, PharmD, BCOP 

 

 

Novant Health 

Oncology Clinical Pharmacist

 

2007-2008 

 

 

Violette Sun Basorun (Ajiboye),

PharmD, MBA, BCOP 

 

Kaiser Permanented of Georgia

Oncology Clinical Specialist 

 

2008-2009 

 

 

M Jay Brown, PharmD, BCOP 

 

 

Novant Health

Director of Oncology Pharmacy 

 

2009-2010 

 

 

Kara Loth Boysel, PharmD,

BCOP 

 

 

Wake Forest Baptist Health 

Oncology Clinical Pharmacist

 

2010-2011 

 

 

Danielle Waldron, PharmD 

 

 

Wake Forest Baptist Health 

Oncology Specialty Pharmacist

 

2011-2012 

 

 

Meghan Devine, PharmD 

 

 

Carolinas Medical Center

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinical Specialist 

 

2012-2013 

 

 

Morgan Pendleton, PharmD,

BCOP 

 

 

Wake Forest Baptist Health 

Oncology Clinical Pharmacist

 

2013-2014 

 

 

 

Lindsey Gruber, PharmD 

 

 

Mayo Clinic

Oncology Clinical Pharmacist 

 

2014-2015 

 

 

Amanda Sierzchulski, PharmD 

 

 

Northside Hospital

BMT Clinical Pharmacist 

 

2014-2015

 

 

Justin Arnall, PharmD, CPP 

 

 

Current PGY2 Oncology Resident 

 

 

2015-2016

 

 

Marie Cavalier, PharmD, CPP 

 

 

Current PGY2 Oncology Resident

 

 

2015-2016 

 

 

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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

lakenned@wakehealth.edu  

 

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

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

Quick Reference

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

336-713-3416

Contact email:
lakenned@wakehealth.edu

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