PGY2 Baptist Cancer Center Oncology Pharmacy Residency

Our Approach: From Diagnosis to Treatment

Baptist Cancer Center’s Pharmacy Residency Program is the only adult cancer pharmacy residency program in Memphis, Tennessee. The program offers pharmacy residents the unique opportunity to get a complete picture of a patient’s journey from diagnosis to treatment.

Baptist Cancer Center is a growing regional oncology network 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 Stem Cell Transplant. 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.

Duration: 12 months
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: January 15
Starting Date: Last week of June/first week of July
Estimated Stipend: $52,900
Interview Required: Yes


Health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, 14 days of PTO, free parking, discounted meals, office space, professional time off to attend the Tennessee Oncology Pharmacist Association Meeting and the Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association Meeting.


The goal of the Baptist Cancer Center oncology pharmacy residency program is to transition a PGY1 residency graduate 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, residents should possess the knowledge and skills to prepare them to become a clinical pharmacist, obtain a faculty position and be eligible for board certification as an oncology pharmacist. The ASHP educational outcomes, goals and objectives pharmacy residencies in oncology will be utilized to achieve this purpose.

Baptist Cancer Center Oncology PGY2 Resident

Residents in our PGY2 pharmacy residency program have already completed a PGY1 residency after graduating with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and have continued their learning to specialize in hematological and oncological patient needs.

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Baptist Cancer Center PGY2 Clinical Preceptors

Our residents are provided the opportunity to learn from clinical and pharmacy preceptors who have expansive educational backgrounds and specialized experience to enrich their learning and hands-on experiences.

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Practice Sites

This PGY2 residency is centered in the outpatient setting for adult oncology. Residents will have an office located at the 80 Humphreys Center physician office building located on the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis campus. The Baptist Cancer Center has 20 locations in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Residents will rotate to sites located in Memphis, Bartlett and Collierville, Tennessee.

Baptist Cancer Center

Baptist Cancer Center is a tri-state network of 20 outpatient infusion centers with the flagship office, clinics and research operations in Memphis, Tennessee. It is part of the Baptist Memorial Health Care system, which includes 22 hospitals in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas. The cancer center also has a Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)- Accredited Malignant Hematology Stem Cell Transplant Clinic.

Learning Experience Rotations

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

Required 7-Week Rotation in Organ-Specific Cancers of:

  • 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

Longitudinal Rotations in:

  • Management
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Teaching
  • Staffing
  • Research Project

Resident Responsibilities

  • Assess medication appropriateness through chart review and interdisciplinary rounds
  • Manage pharmacy services of:
    • Patient education
    • Pharmacogenomics
    • Vaccinations
    • Smoking Cessation
    • Drug information
  • Lead patient presentations and topic discussions with Preceptors and Students
  • Participate in multidisciplinary patient care tumor boards
  • Assist in precepting students on rotations and through didactic and application based classes
  • Attend and provide medication related support during emergency response
  • Identify medication errors and assess for practice change
  • Seek to improve patient care, safety, and economic impact relating to medication use

Resident Completion Requirements

A residency certificate will be awarded only to those residents who achieve at least 75% of the required educational outcomes, objectives, and goals for PGY2 Pharmacy Residency programs in accordance with the provisions of the ASHP Regulations on Accreditation of Pharmacy Residencies and have fulfilled the 12 month full-time obligation of the residency. The certificate will be signed by the RPD and the CEO and document ASHP accreditation.

In addition, the resident must complete the following activities:


  • One medication management presentation per year
  • Facilitate PY3/PY4 student topic presentations and rotation presentation
  • UT Residency Showcase
  • UMMC Residency Showcase
  • Poster at Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting
  • Research project presentation to Baptist Cancer Center Committees


  • Tennessee Oncology Pharmacist Association Annual Meeting (Fall)
  • Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting (Spring)


  • Medication Management Committee
  • Oncology Protocol Review Committee

Research Project

  • IRB Approval
  • Complete Manuscript
  • Present at Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA)
  • Submit abstract for poster presentation
  • Present to pharmacy and medical staff meetings/committees

Contribution to Professional Literature

  • Oncology Nursing Newsletter article

Additional Projects

  • Resident Academic and Professional Record
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medication Use Evaluation (1)
  • Drug Monograph (1)
  • CE (1)
  • National journal club presentation (if opportunity available)
  • Others as outlined by RPD

Extra-Curricular Events

  • Team Building Events: Memphis Escape Room
  • Be The Match National Marrow Donor Drives:
    • University of Tennessee Health Science Center Blood Drive
    • University of Memphis Tiger Basketball Game
    • FedEx Forum - Memphis Grizzlies Game
  • 5K Events:
    • Herb Kosten-Pancreatic Cancer Run
    • Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Run

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree or Equivalent
  • Completion of PGY1 program
  • PhORCAS application:
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation (one from current Residency Director)
  • Eligible for Tennessee licensure
  • College transcripts
  • On-site interview

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 PGY-1 Residency Program Director)
  • Official transcript from an ACPE accredited degree program

All items constitute the application packet and must be received by the Residency Program Director (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.

Early commitment will be considered for residents completing a Baptist Memorial Health Care affiliated PGY1 program. The deadline to apply for early commitment to the PGY2 program is November 1st.

Contact Information

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

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