Pharmacy Residency Programs at Baptist Memphis

Baptist Memorial Health Care operates a postgraduate year one (PGY1) residency in pharmacy practice and the PGY2 Baptist Cancer Center Pharmacy Residency Program.

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

As members of the Department of Pharmacy Services, residents have the opportunity to provide a wide range of advanced clinical services, including patient-specific pharmacotherapy, clinical consultation (including pharmacokinetics, nutrition support, anticoagulation monitoring and renal dose changes) and provision of drug information to patients and health care professionals. The program provides structured opportunities for independent learning through various clinical rotations. As part of this program, residents will:

  • Gain experience in direct patient care and practice management.
  • Participate in the administration of pharmaceutical care.
  • Learn about medication use management through participation in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, as well as other focus groups.
  • Complete an original research project that contributes to the advancement or quality improvement of pharmaceutical care and present it at the ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting and Mid-South Regional Pharmacy Residents Conference.
  • Have extensive opportunities for teaching and student precepting.

Purpose

This pharmacy residency program intends to build on a resident’s Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Number of positions: 8
  • Application deadline: January 15
  • Starting date: 3rd Monday of June
  • Estimated stipend: $40,000
  • Interview required: yes
  • Benefits: Health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, 15 days of PTO, free parking, discounted meals, office space and professional time off to attend the ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting and the Mid-South Residence Conference

Direct Patient Care & Practice Management Opportunities

Direct Patient Care Rotations

  • Critical Care
  • Cardiac and Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Emergency Department
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Oncology
  • Neurology

Practice Management

  • Drug Information
  • Drug Use Policy Development
  • Adverse Drug Event Reporting
  • Drug Utilization Evaluation
  • Formulary Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Pharmacy Operations

Training Sites

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis provides comprehensive inpatient services and serves as a tertiary referral center for Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. Specialty services include general medicine, intensive care, cardiology, neurology, infectious disease and oncology. In addition to the Pharmacy Practice Residency Program, the department provides institutional clinical training for pharmacy students from the University of Tennessee, University of Mississippi, Union University and Samford University.

How to Apply

Students eligible for a Doctor of Pharmacy degree are required to submit all requested documents through the PhORCAS application system. These documents include a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, Doctor of Pharmacy transcript and 3 letters of recommendation. The candidate must also be eligible for licensure in the state of Tennessee, have U.S. citizenship or a permanent VISA and be available for an on-site or telephone interview.

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Contact Information

Amy G. Evans, Pharm.D., Program Director
Lead Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Oncology

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis
6019 Walnut Grove
Memphis, TN 38120

901-226-0954

amy.evans@bmhcc.org

PGY2 Baptist Cancer Center Pharmacy Residency

Baptist Cancer Center is a growing community oncology practice with facilities in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. As a PGY2 Adult Oncology Resident at Baptist Cancer Center, the resident will be an integral part of the pharmacy department and will have the opportunity to participate in the complete care of patients as they navigate through their cancer diagnosis and treatment.  The program provides opportunities to work with our multi-disciplinary teams including Breast, Thoracic, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Hematological, and Brain and Spine programs.  The research department at Baptist Cancer Center is committed to bringing cutting edge clinical trials to our patients as part of our complete cancer care center.  The resident will dive into clinical research and gain experience in the management of clinical trials.

Purpose

The purpose of the Baptist Cancer Center Pharmacy Residency Program is to transition PGY1 residency graduates from general practice to a specialized practice focused on the care of adult patients with cancer and hematologic disorders. After successful completion of the PGY2 residency program, the resident should possess the knowledge and skills to prepare them for clinical pharmacist or faculty positions and be eligible for attainment of board certification as an oncology pharmacist. The ASHP Educational Outcomes, Goals, and Objectives for Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residencies in Oncology will be utilized to achieve this purpose.

Duration: 12 months
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: January 15
Starting Date: 1st Week of July
Estimated Stipend:  $46,000
Interview Required: Yes

Benefits

Health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, 14 days of PTO, free parking, discounted meals, office space, professional time off to attend the Mid-Year Clinical Meeting and the Mid-South Residency Conference.

Practice Sites

This PGY2 Residency is centered in the outpatient setting for adult oncology. Residents will have an office located at the 80 Humphreys building which is on the Baptist Memorial Hospital- Memphis campus. The Baptist Cancer Center has services available in North Mississippi, West Tennessee, and Eastern Arkansas. Among the 18 Baptist Cancer Center locations in the tri-state area, the resident will be rotating to facilities in Memphis and in adjacent communities of Bartlett and Collierville.

Rotations

The following direct patient care and practice management opportunities are offered through Baptist Cancer Center's 12-month PGY2 pharmacy residency program:

  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Breast/ GYN Cancers
  • Lung/ Head and Neck Cancers
  • GI/GU Cancers
  • Lymphoma/Multiple Myeloma/Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
  • Leukemia/ Allogenic Stem Cell Transplant
  • Hematology Disorders and Other Cancers

How to apply

All potential residency candidates must submit the following items via PhORCAS to apply to the Residency Program:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (one from PGY1 RPD)
  • Official transcript from an ACPE accredited degree program

All items constitute the application packet and must be received by the RPD or Coordinator by January 15, unless participating in the Residency Matching Program Post-Match Scramble.   Once matched, applicants will then submit an application to BCC Human Resources department.  The candidate must also be eligible for licensure in the state of Tennessee, have US citizenship or a permanent VISA, and be available for an on-site interview for Phase 1 Match. 

Early commitment will be considered for residents completing a Baptist Memorial Health Care affiliated PGY 1 program. The deadline to apply for early commitment to the PGY2 program is November 20th. 

Contact information

Alexander Quesenberry, Pharm.D., BCOP, BCPS
Pharmacy Manager
PGY2 Residency Program Director

Baptist Cancer Center
80 Humphreys Center, Suite 340
Memphis, TN 38120

901-226-3582

alexander.quesenberry@bmhcc.org