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Preceptors

Peter Keddis, PharmD, BCPS

Peter Keddis, PharmD, BCPS Clinical Specialty: Internal Medicine

Brief Rotation Description: The internal medicine rotation is designed to immerse the resident in the clinical care of medical-surgical. The resident will work alongside the clinical pharmacy specialist to care for assigned patients, and will participate in geographical rounding for their assigned unit. The resident will work with physicians, nurses, dieticians, case management, social work and other pharmacists for the care of patients on this rotation. The resident will become proficient in the integrated model of caring for patients; this includes pharmacokinetic and warfarin consults as well as other clinical activities such as renal dose adjustments and discharge counseling. The resident will work on providing high-quality, evidence-based recommendations to providers and nursing staff, and will be challenged to learn through primary literature and apply it to patients or see its impact on current guidelines.

College of Pharmacy: Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Email: [email protected]


Marcy McCaskill, PharmD, BCPPS

Clinical Specialty: Neonatal ICU

Brief Rotation Description: The Neonatal ICU rotation is an elective 4-6 week rotation in the 56 bed Level IIIb NICU. The neonatal care team consists of neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pediatric residents, neonatology fellows, medical students, dieticians, respiratory therapists, nurses, and pharmacists. The clinical pharmacist on the team is responsible for ensuring each patient admitted to the service receives safe and effective medication therapy. The clinical pharmacist provides drug information to all staff as necessary, and is the lead pharmacist on the Women's Services team. The pharmacist attends interdisciplinary rounds, Best Practice committee meetings, Joint Practice meetings, and contributes to policy development within the NICU. The pharmacist assists with corporate neonatal guideline and protocol management and is a Corporate NICU Team Member.

Email: [email protected]


Miyuki Shouse, PharmD, BCPPS

Clinical Specialty: Neonatal ICU

Brief Rotation Description: The Neonatal ICU rotation is an elective 4-6 week rotation in the 56 bed Level IIIb NICU. The neonatal care team consists of neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pediatric residents, neonatology fellows, medical students, dieticians, respiratory therapists, nurses, and pharmacists. The clinical pharmacist on the team is responsible for ensuring each patient admitted to the service receives safe and effective medication therapy. The clinical pharmacist provides drug information to all staff as necessary, and is the lead pharmacist on the Women's Services team. The pharmacist attends interdisciplinary rounds, Best Practice committee meetings, Joint Practice meetings, and contributes to policy development within the NICU. The pharmacist assists with corporate neonatal guideline and protocol management and is a Corporate NICU Team Member.

Email: [email protected]


Laura Coles, PharmD, BCCCP

Laura Coles, PharmD, BCCCPClinical Specialty: Surgical Services, Gastroenterology

Brief Rotation Description: The surgery rotation consists of 4-6 weeks in surgical services at Forsyth Medical Center, and may also involve surgery support for other hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers across Novant Health. While on rotation, the resident will work in conjunction with the clinical pharmacy specialist to serve as point person for any surgery related pharmacy issues. The primary responsibility is ensuring pharmaceutical needs are met for each patient on the surgery service. Support is provided to order verification and core clinical pharmacists, nurses and providers. Other responsibilities include attending multidisciplinary rounds, assisting with the management of drug shortages and formulary management, involvement in surgical services policy development, and attending surgery service line meetings. Throughout the rotation, the resident will progressively take on the responsibilities of the preceptor. The preceptor will directly mentor the resident initially, and continue to facilitate learning as the resident progresses in ability.

College of Pharmacy: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Email: [email protected]


Bria Benson, PharmD, BCIDP

Bria Benson, PharmD, BCIDPClinical Specialty: Infectious Diseases

Brief Rotation Description: Residents will be able to continue developing expertise in the field of Infectious Diseases by completing antimicrobial stewardship activities at a tertiary care facility and multiple acute care centers within the Novant Health system. Residents will engage with multiple different kinds of providers, learn about different types of infections, tackle resistance patterns, and collaborate with multiple preceptors to help care for patients. Other opportunities include leading topic discussions, journal clubs, and medication reviews to improve communication skills and knowledge base.

College of Pharmacy: South Carolina College of Pharmacy

Email: [email protected]


Robert Crawford III, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHVIP

Robert Crawford III, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHVIPResidency Program Coordinator
Clinical Specialty: Infectious Diseases

Brief Rotation Description: Residents will be able to continue developing expertise in the field of Infectious Diseases by completing antimicrobial stewardship activities at a tertiary care facility and multiple acute care centers within the Novant Health system. Residents will engage with multiple different kinds of providers, learn about different types of infections, tackle resistance patterns, and collaborate with multiple preceptors to help care for patients. Other opportunities include leading topic discussions, journal clubs, and medication reviews to improve communication skills and knowledge base.

College of Pharmacy: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Email: [email protected]


Amanda Edwards, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Amanda Edwards, PharmD, BCOP, CPPClinical Specialty: Hematology/Oncology, Transplant and Cellular Therapy

Brief Rotation Description: Oncology is an elective rotation comprised of multiple different services including malignant hematology and medical oncology. The resident will have the opportunity to interact with the interdisciplinary care teams daily and manage complex patient populations via clinical review and order verification. Additionally, the resident will participate in topic discussions ranging from oncologic emergencies to malignancies such as acute myeloid leukemia and small cell lung cancer.

College of Pharmacy: Wingate University School of Pharmacy

Email: [email protected]


Jeremy Hodges, RPh, BCPS, BCCCP, CPP

Jeremy Hodges, RPh, BCPS, BCCCP, CPPClinical Specialty: Medical/Surgical Intensive Care

Brief Rotation Description: As a member of our advanced pharmacy practice model, residents will provide comprehensive care to patients in a 30-bed ICU. Services include interdisciplinary rounding, pharmacokinetic and renal dosing, protocol assessment, and documentation of recommendations in the medical record. The resident will attend meetings to improve care through protocol development and health care outcomes assessment, and will provide drug information to providers and patients, and to train other learners. The goal for the resident is to independently perform the duties of the clinical specialist by the end of the learning experience.

College of Pharmacy: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Email: [email protected]


Steven W. Johnson, PharmD, CPP, AAHIVP

Steven W. Johnson, PharmD, CPP, AAHIVPClinical Specialty: Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases

Brief Rotation Description: This rotation experience will expose residents to advanced internal medicine topics while managing patients in an adult medicine unit. The rotation has an emphasis on infectious diseases and academia, and residents will work closely with the preceptor and fourth-year pharmacy students. Exposures to academia may include, but not limited to, didactic teaching, precepting, committee-services and research.

College of Pharmacy: Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Email: [email protected]


Ryan Kammer, PharmD, CPP, BCPS

Ryan Kammer, PharmD, CPP, BCPSClinical Specialty: Cardiology

Brief Rotation Description: The Acute Care Cardiology rotation consists of 4-6 weeks in the 24-bed cardiac ICU. The open unit provides exposure to a wide variety of critically ill patients. The clinical pharmacy team is responsible for optimizing medication therapy and providing drug information to healthcare providers and patients. Activities may include order verification, medication dosing and management, multidisciplinary rounding, ACLS participation, precepting exposure, service line meeting and project involvement, etc. Throughout the rotation, the resident will progressively take on the responsibilities of the preceptor.

College of Pharmacy: University of Kentucky

Email: [email protected]


Christina Roels, PharmD, BCPS, CPP, BCCCP

Christina Roels, PharmD, BCPS, CPP, BCCCPClinical Specialty: Neurocritical Care/Neurology

Brief Rotation Description: Neurocritical Care/Neurology is an elective rotation at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. The service includes the Neuro-ICU, neurosciences floor, and outpatient stroke bridge clinic. The resident typically covers one of the four rounding services. The pharmacist/resident on service are an integral part of the patient care team. The pharmacist/resident participates in daily bedside rounds with the team and helps form safe, effective medication plans for patients to improve outcomes. The pharmacist/resident on service provides all clinical pharmacist functions for the unit. In conjunction with patient care, the resident will learn fundamental guidelines and literature to support medication decisions in this specialty area.

College of Pharmacy: Wingate University School of Pharmacy

Email: [email protected]


Evan Tatum, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Evan Tatum, PharmD, BCPS, CPPClinical Specialty: Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery

Brief Rotation Description: Residents will provide coverage for the cardiovascular surgery intensive care unit and related step-down unit. Strong focus will be placed on advanced understanding of invasive hemodynamic monitoring. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: optimizing medication therapy, pharmacokinetic monitoring, providing drug information and education to healthcare team, and assistance with order set and policy development within the service lines. Throughout the rotation, the preceptor will directly mentor the resident, and continue to facilitate learning as the resident develops autonomy.

College of Pharmacy: Appalachian College of Pharmacy

Email: [email protected]


Amanda Teachey, PharmD, BCCCP

Amanda Teachey, PharmD, BCCCPClinical Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Brief Rotation Description: The emergency medicine rotation allows the resident to ensure safe and effective medication use for all patients in the department, which includes the adult emergency department, emergency admissions unit, and emergency behavioral health unit. During the rotation, residents will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to treat both emergent and non-emergent patients. Activities include, but are not limited to: emergency response, patient profile review, ED culture review, answering drug information questions, patient and team education, and meeting attendance.

College of Pharmacy: Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Email: [email protected]


Practice Management Preceptors

Traci Jacobs, PharmD, MHA, 340B ACE

Pharmacy Supervisor


Adam Szabat, PharmD

Pharmacy Supervisor


Nate Russell, PharmD, MBA, MS, BCPS

Pharmacy Manager


Michael Paquette, PharmD, BCPS, MBA

Director of Pharmacy, Novant Health

Email: [email protected]


Brief Rotation Description: The primary purpose of this rotation is for the resident to gain exposure to a variety of leadership and administrative aspects of pharmacy practice. The rotation will focus on applying management principles while observing department and hospital policy and procedures. Rotation experiences may also include budget management of personnel, drug inventory and the overall practice of pharmacy at the facility or health-system level.

Service Leadership Preceptors

Tony Kaufman, PharmD, BCPS

School of Pharmacy: University of Finley Ohio

Email: [email protected]


Marcy McCaskill, PharmD, BCPPS

School of Pharmacy: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Email: [email protected]


IV Pharmacy Operations Preceptors

Abby Link, PharmD

School of Pharmacy: Wingate University School of Pharmacy

Email: [email protected]


Jill Smitherman, RPh

School of Pharmacy: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Email: [email protected]


Beth Taylor, PharmD

School of Pharmacy: Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Email: [email protected]


Brief Rotation Description: The primary purpose of this rotation is for residents to gain experience working with sterile compounded products while incorporating themselves into the daily workflow of an IV room pharmacy. The IV room at Forsyth Medical Center produces sterile compounded products for all of FMC, as well as off-site locations such as Forsyth Outpatient Surgery Center, Hawthorne Surgery Center, and Medical Park Hospital. Throughout the rotation, the resident will work with pharmacists and technicians to gain knowledge and proficiency in producing and dispensing inpatient and outpatient infusions and chemotherapy, as well as parenteral nutrition for both adult and neonatal patients. Once oriented to the IV room workflow, the resident will begin to take on the responsibilities of the preceptor.