PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency

The PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at UAB Hospital is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP). It is a one-year program that prepares its graduates to serve as clinical pharmacy specialists, caring for acute and ambulatory adult hematology and oncology patients, and to facilitate as preceptors in the learning experiences of both students and residents. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the Board Certification Exam in Oncology Pharmacy upon residency completion. The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB is Alabama’s only cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute, and it provides unique opportunities to engage residents in a wide variety of practice environments. These experiences span the full spectrum of care for oncology patients, from inpatient clinical services and ambulatory management of oral and intravenous antineoplastics to
end-of-life issues in the palliative care setting.

The PGY2 Oncology Residency Program at UAB Hospital incorporates a combination of required and elective learning experiences (rotations) throughout the year that gives the resident a wide variety of experiences in oncology.

Orientation provides a general overview of the departmental organization, support units, and resident responsibilities. Benefits include health and accident insurance, holiday time off, and support to attend residency related professional conference(s).

Current Residents
Devan G. Parker, PharmD
  • PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident 2023-2024
  • Hometown: Cullman, Ala.
  • Pharmacy Education: Samford University
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Ala.
  • Clinical Interests: Hematology/oncology
  • Current Research Project: Evaluation of Hyper-CVAD and Mini-CVD Regimens Without Mesna

Why did you choose UAB Medicine?
I chose UAB Medicine to complete my PGY2 in oncology because of its outstanding reputation and commitment to excellence in cancer care. UAB is renowned for its state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge research, and multidisciplinary approach to patient care. The oncology program offers a comprehensive learning experience, providing exposure to a diverse range of cancer cases and treatment modalities. The dedicated team of experienced preceptors and mentors impressed me, as they demonstrate a passion for teaching and nurturing the next generation of oncology pharmacists. I am confident that UAB’s oncology program will not only challenge me to grow professionally but also empower me to make a meaningful impact in the lives of the patients I serve.


Our goal is to develop a highly skilled practitioner who will be successful in any setting they choose to practice after graduation.

Barry Diamond, PharmD

Chris Chapleau, PharmD, PhD

Claire Rummage, PharmD, BCOP

Clay Tynes, PharmD, BCOP

Courtney Hebert, PharmD

Emily Lachiewicz, PharmD, BCOP

Ginny Tyler Meadows, PharmD, BCPS

Josh Oliver, PharmD, BCOP

Juliana Kyle Leedy, PharmD, MS

Kasy Cross, PharmD, BCOP

Kristina Crump, PharmD

Laura Joiner, PharmD, BCOP

Matt Brown, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Mohammad Rahman, PharmD

Samantha Schutte, PharmD, BCOP

Sarah Worth, PharmD, BCPS

Susan Vu, PharmD, BCCCP

Thomas Babakitis, PharmD, BCPS


The applicant must possess a PharmD degree and have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency. All applications must be submitted through PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application System) by January 2. The required components of the application include a letter of intent, three references, curriculum vitae, and a pharmacy school transcript. An interview is required.

Clay Tynes, PharmD, BCOP Clay Tynes, PharmD, BCOP Program Director
Required Rotations
  • Ambulatory Breast Oncology
  • Ambulatory Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Oncology
  • Ambulatory Thoracic Oncology, Melanoma, and Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Gynecologic Malignancies
  • Infusion Clinic, The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, The Kirklin Clinic at Acton Road
  • Inpatient Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant and Immune Effector Cell Therapy
  • Inpatient / outpatient Leukemia
  • Inpatient / outpatient Lymphoma and Myeloma
  • Inpatient Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Infectious Diseases / Antimicrobial Stewardship (if not previously completed)
  • Investigational Drug Services
Longitudinal Requirements
  • Research / Major Project
  • Medication Utilization Evaluation
  • BCOP Forum Presentations
  • Practice Coverage
  • Practice Management
  • Teaching and Learning Certificate (if not previously completed)
Elective Rotations
  • Cardio Oncology
  • Ambulatory Hematology
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Clinic
  • Pediatric Hematology Oncology

Contact UAB Pharmacy Residency

Misty Gaddis, PharmD
Coordinator of Residency Programs
JT 1728 / 619 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35249-6860

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