Oncology Specialty Residency

Hematology and Oncology Specialty Residency

WFBH offers an ASHP-accreditated, one-year, specialty residency in oncology at a 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.  One position is available each year.


Clinical experiences

Clinical experiences are available in each of the following patient populations:

  •  Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) - required
  •  Leukemia - required 
  •  Medical Oncology - required 
  •  Pediatric Oncology 
  •  Gynecology Oncology 
  •  Ambulatory Hematology and Oncology Clinic - longitudinal 
  •  Pain Management 
  •  Palliative Care 
  •  Nutrition Support 
  •  Infectious Diseases 


  • LeAnne Kennedy, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
  • Jennifer Ziegler, PharmD, BCOP 
  • Heather Cox, PharmD, BCOP
  • Brandy Snyder, PharmD, BCOP 
  • Erica Wands, PharmD
  • Kara Loth, PharmD, BCOP
  • Mona Benrashid, PharmD, BCOP
  • Danielle Waldron, PharmD, BCOP
  • Joe Bonkowski, PharmD, MS, MHA (practice management)


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 the resident to tailor experiences to meet their individual interests and career goals.

  •  One month rotations which could be made into blocks of multiple months 
  •  In July, the resident will spend time learning order verification and distribution system for chemotherapy  patients 
  •  December will be left open as a research and administration month 
  •  Remaining 10 rotations are broken into 7 required rotations and 3 elective rotations 
  •  All rotations precepted by qualified clinical specialists 

Clinical experiences 

Required Rotations

  • Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT)
  • Leukemia
  • Medical Oncology, inpatient
  • Introduction to Outpatient Oncology, clinic
  • Breast, clinic
  • Medical Oncology, clinic (GU/GI/Thoracic)
  • Pediatric Oncolcogy
  • Practice Management - longitudinal
  • Practice Experience (clinic and inpatient) - longitudinal


  • Gynecology Oncology
  • Leukemia, outpatient
  • Lymphoma, outpatient
  • Hematology, outpatient
  • Head/neck, outpatient
  • Sarcoma/melanoma, outpatient
  • BMT, oupatient
  • Pediatric Oncology, outpatient
  • Pallative Care
  • Nutrition Support
  • Infectious Disease
  • Investigational Drug Services


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

  • Pharmacotherapy CE Program 
  • Journal Club 
  • Case Presentations 
  • Didactic Lecture at Campbell University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 
  • Staff Development presentations 
  • Inservices on rotations 
  • Project Presentation at the Southeastern Residency Conference 
  • Presentation at a national meeting such as ASHP Midyear, HOPA 
  • Lay Public Education


By precepting students, the oncology resident will have the opportunity to refine their teaching skills and further deepen their own clinical knowledge base.

  • WFBMC is a rotation site primarily for students from Campbell University and Wingate Colleges of Pharmacy (approximately 160 student months per year) 
  • Precepting responsibilities available on many rotations 
  • For those residents who have not received a teaching certificate, they may complete the teaching certificate
    program at WFBH.

ProjectsSpecial resident oncology

The oncology resident will complete:

  •  A minimum of one independent research project 
  •  A manuscript for publication 
  •  Mentoring provided by pharmacy preceptors 


  •  Comprehensive benefit package 
  •  Estimated stipend: $45,000 
  •  Paid holiday and vacation time 
  •  Funding to attend professional meetings (HOPA and ASHP Midyear) 
  •  Office with computer 
  •  Covered parking 


 Former Residents (Current Positions)



Mandy Confer Gatesman, PharmD, BCOP

Virginia Commonwealth University,
Clinical Coordinator, Oncology
Residency Director PGY2
Jennifer Davis, PharmD, BCOP
MD Anderson Cancer Center,
Clinical Specialist-Sarcoma
2007-2008 Heather D Cox, PharmD, BCOPWFBH-Oncology Clinical Pharmacist

Violette Sun Basorun (Ajiboye), PharmD
Georgia Health Sciences Medical
Center-Clinical Coordinator,
Oncology Residency Director PGY2
2009-2010M Jay Brown, PharmD, BCOPForsyth Medical Center, Clinical Coordinator
2010-2011Kara Loth, PharmD, BCOPWFBH-Oncology Clinical Pharmacist
2011-2012Danielle Waldron, PharmD, BCOPWFBH-Oncology Clinical Pharmacist
2012-2013Meghan Devine, PharmD     

Levine Children's Hospital Carolinas Medical Center, Pediatric Oncology Pharmacist

2013-2014Morgan Pendleton, PharmDCurrent PGY2 resident, WFBMC



Application Process Oncology Specialty Residency

Applications will be accepted through http://www.ashp.org/phorcas .


      Questions about the application process can be directed to Dr. Kennedy at :

An index of our residency programs are located below:
Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1)
Advanced Pratice Specialty (PGY2)
     Critical Care 
     Infectious Disease
Health System Pharmacy Administration (Masters)

Quick Reference

Oncology Residency
LeAnne Kennedy, PharmD
Clinical Coordinator


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