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FMC - PGY2 Oncology / Hematology Pharmacy Residency

Careers Pharmacy residency programs FMC - PGY2 Oncology / Hematology Pharmacy Residency

NHOS PGY2 pharmacy residency:

At Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, our PGY2 residency program at Novant Health Oncology Specialists strives to develop clinicians who provide optimal patient care and safety. Upon graduation, the residents are able to exhibit quality professional leadership skills along with clinical excellence in oncology pharmacy. Residents will participate in a team-based care model alongside our pharmacists who care for patients with cancer across two-states and more than a dozen oncology practice sites.

Program description:

The Novant Health PGY2 Hematology/Oncology pharmacy residency program at Novant Health Oncology Specialists will encompass 12 months of training and experience in multiple aspects of cancer care. Our PGY2 offers a wide array of experiences in inpatient and outpatient hematology/oncology via the Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center (Winston Salem) and community satellites, investigational research via the Novant Oncology Research Institute (NORI), specialty pharmacy via the URAC-accredited Novant Specialty Pharmacy, and pediatric oncology at Novant Health St. Jude’s Affiliate Clinic at Hemby Children’s Hospital.

Clinical experiences

Required rotations (8 months)
Orientation (July))
Outpatient Medical Oncology (3)
Outpatient Gynecologic Oncology
Inpatient Acute Hematology/Oncology
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Research month (December)
Oncology Specialty Pharmacy
Practice Management
Oncology Forum
Elective rotations (4 months)
Infectious diseases
Bone marrow transplant
Oncology administration
Oncology satellite operations*
Outpatient hematology
Radiation oncology
Oncology academia*
Staffing responsibilities
Infusion Pharmacy
Weekend Coverage
On Call
Drug class presentations
Disease state topic discussions
Journal club/case presentations
Didactic lectures at High Point University School of Pharmacy and Wingate University School of Pharmacy
Staff development presentations and workshops
Poster presentation at national meetings (ASHP midyear and HOPA)
Continuing education development
Hematology and Oncology residents will have the opportunity to refine his/her teaching skills and improve his/her own clinical knowledge base by precepting students and PGY1 residents
Novant Health is a rotation site for Wingate University School of Pharmacy and Campbell University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Service leadership
Service on hospital, departmental, and service line committees centered around safety, quality improvement and formulary review

*Note that some travel may be required for rotations

Program completion

Upon completion, residents will have gained the following skills:
  • Management of, and improvement in, the medication use process
  • Proficient leadership and practice management skills
  • Provision of optimal and cost-effective patient-centered medication therapy management as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team
  • Effective utilization of medical informatics
  • Professional development


Comprehensive benefit package
Estimated stipend: $53,000
Paid holiday and vacation time
On-site child care offered with a monthly cost
Employee discount program
On-site parking provided free of charge
Funding to attend professional meetings (ASHP midyear, NCOP, NCAP, and HOPA)
Office space provided with computer
Personalized lab coat


Application requirements

Interested applicants should apply for consideration by using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Please submit your application though this service no later than program specific deadlines as outlined below. Onsite interview is required.

Application deadline

January 4, 2019

Listing Codes

ASHP Residency Listing Code: 36043
National Matching Service Code: 709260


Heather Nelkin, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Director
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center (Match code: 709260)
3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston Salem, NC
Phone: (336) 718-9381
Email: hdcox@novanthealth.org