Baptist Cancer Center Oncology Pharmacy Residency PGY2 Resident
Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Mississippi, 2015
Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, 2018
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN, 2018-2019
Rachel was born and raised in Olive Branch, Mississippi. She obtained both her undergraduate and pharmacy degrees from the University of Mississippi in Oxford. She loves to travel and spend time with family.
Why did you choose Baptist?
I chose Baptist because of the warm and welcoming environment the Baptist Cancer Center pharmacy team created when I came to interview for the residency. I also recognized many opportunities for both personal and professional growth that Baptist would provide to help me become a successful oncology pharmacy specialist.
What's your favorite thing about Memphis?
I love the culture of Memphis. There are so many fun restaurants, sporting events (Grizzlies, Redbirds, Memphis 901 FC), concerts, and outdoor activities (Shelby Farms, Memphis Zoo). It's a great town for both young professionals and families.
Personal interests outside of the residency program
I love to go on road trips and visit national parks, and I have set a personal goal to visit each state in the US. I also love to try new recipes, spend time with family, go shopping, and watch Ole Miss sports.
Why pharmacy as a career?
My mom was a nurse and was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was eight years old. Her 10-year cancer battle and its effect on her life inspired me to pursue oncology pharmacy. There are so many opportunities for pharmacists to impact patient care in a positive, meaningful way, and I am excited to start my career in oncology pharmacy at Baptist.
Why would you recommend Baptist to a prospective applicant?
The Baptist culture is welcoming, inclusive, and centered on patient care. I would recommend Baptist for any prospective applicants if they wish to work in a team-based hospital or clinic and seek opportunities to impact patients through whatever work they choose to do.
Graduate Resident Tracking
|Year||Resident||SOP||PGY1 Residency||Post Residency Employment|
|2018-19||Pooja Patel, PharmD||South Dakota State Univ.||Mayo Clinic, La Crosse, WI||Oncology Staff Pharmacist, Baylor Scott White, Round Rock, TX|
|2017-18||Hima Patel, PharmD||Univ. of Kentucky||John H Stroger Hospital, Chicago, Il||Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD|
|2016-17||Glenn Roma PharmD, PhD, BCOP||Univ. of Illinois at Chicago||Ingall’s Memorial Hospital, Harvey, IL||Investigational Pharmacist, Baptist Cancer Center, Memphis TN|