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FMC - PGY2 Oncology / Hematology Pharmacy Residency

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Novant Health Oncology Specialists (NHOS) – Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Residency

Program description:

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 (9 months)
Orientation (July)
Outpatient Medical Oncology (3)
Outpatient Gynecologic Oncology
Inpatient Acute Hematology/Oncology
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Research month (December)
Longitudinal rotations
Oncology Forum
Acute Care Clinical Operations
Practice Management
Elective rotations (3 months)
Bone Marrow Transplant
Oncology Administration
Oncology Satellite Operations
Outpatient Hematology
Radiation Oncology
Oncology Academia
Infectious Diseases
Staffing responsibilities
Infusion Pharmacy
Weekend Inpatient Coverage
On Call
Disease States
Journal Club
Patient Cases
BCOP Case Series Review Prep
Didactic lectures at High Point University School of Pharmacy and Wingate University School of Pharmacy
Poster Presentations at National Meetings
Platform Presentation at a Local Meeting
Continuing education
Opportunities to precept PGY1 residents and/or students are available
Novant Health is a rotation site for Wingate University School of Pharmacy, Campbell University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Service leadership
Active involvement on hospital, department, and service line committee 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
Support 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

December 31, 2019

Listing Codes

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


Contact Information and Application Submission - Winston Salem:

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: 336-277-8859


Amanda Edwards, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, CPP PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Coordinator
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston Salem, NC
Phone: 336-718-9381