Baptist Cancer Center Oncology Pharmacy Residency PGY2 Resident

Erica Washington

PGY2 Resident

Erica Washington

Undergraduate degree
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry; Alcorn State University; Alcorn, MS; 2015

Pharmacy degree
Doctor of Pharmacy; University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy; Memphis, TN; 2019

About Erica
Erica is from Memphis and was very happy to return to her hometown to complete her residency at Baptist. She enjoys all things Beyonce and traveling. Her favorite destination so far has been Mykonos, Greece.

Why did you choose Baptist?
I chose Baptist because I loved the people and environment. I felt very encouraged and realized that I could learn a lot while here. After having a rotation and PGY1 residency within the system, I wanted to continue to have that experience, and that is why I continued my post-graduate education with Baptist Cancer Center. There is a great work-life balance here, and I feel that I have a great support system within the program. I know that I will evolve into an excellent clinical oncology pharmacist and be ready for my board certification by the end of this experience.

What's your favorite thing about Memphis?
I love having my family and friends nearby, and of course, the amazing food is a bonus! There is also a lot of rich history and fun activities to enjoy around the city.

Why did you choose pharmacy as a career?
I chose this career for several reasons. My father has a brain tumor that has been managed by medications only for many years, and pharmacists play a major role in his care. That piqued my interest in pharmacy. My interest in oncology comes mainly from the simple fact that it is a challenging and quickly evolving field. I also really enjoy helping patients get through difficult times during treatment, and I feel like I get to build personal bonds with them.

Why would you recommend Baptist to a prospective applicant?
Baptist has an amazing work environment. The people are friendly, and I find that everyone I have met here is dedicated to the organization’s mission of healing, teaching and preaching. Baptist is continuously growing, and I love being around people who challenge me to grow with them as well. I would also highly recommend the Baptist Cancer Center PGY2 program specifically. There are also several opportunities for learning from infusion services, ambulatory care, surgery, and many more.

Graduate Resident Tracking

Year Resident   SOP  PGY1 Residency Post Residency Employment 
2019-20 Rachel Hendrix, PharmD Univ. of Mississippi Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Univ of Ark Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
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 Oncology Pharmacist Specialist, Univ of Tenn Medical Center- Knoxville, TN
2016-17 Glenn Roma PharmD, PhD, BCOP Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Ingall’s Memorial Hospital, Harvey, IL Clinical Research Oncology Director, Baptist Cancer Center, Memphis TN