PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency

The PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at UAB Hospital 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
Vincent Harris Pharmacy Resident
Vince Harris, PharmD
  • PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident 2022-2023
  • Hometown: Vero Beach, Fla.
  • Pharmacy Education: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Clinical Interests: hematologic/solid tumor malignancies, bone marrow transplantation, cellular therapy
  • Current Research Project: “Evaluation and Assessment of Toxicity With Fixed-Dose Rate Gemcitabine Infusions in Sarcoma Patients”

Why did you choose UAB Medicine?
I chose UAB Medicine for my first year of residency because I felt that the program I chose UAB Medicine because of the unique rotations available in the outpatient and inpatient settings within my interest areas. I immediately felt welcomed by the leadership team and preceptors at UAB. I know the opportunities afforded will allow me to grow clinically and professionally this year.

Fangzheng Yuan Pharmacy Residency
Fangzheng (Farrah) Yuan, PharmD, BCPS
  • PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident 2022-2023
  • Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
  • Pharmacy Education: St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Ascension-St. Joseph Hospital, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Clinical Interests: cardio-oncology, solid tumor malignancies, bone marrow transplantation
  • Current Research Project: “Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Receiving Intravenous Versus Oral Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Targeted Therapies”

Why did you choose UAB Medicine?
I chose UAB Medicine because of the breadth and depth of the learning opportunities available at this institution. UAB is home to the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Alabama. The diversity of the patient populations allows residents to participate in managing a variety of solid tumor and hematologic malignancies. The robust ambulatory care oncology program allows me to build on my previous experience and become a clinical pharmacy specialist in the outpatient setting.


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 Allen , PharmD, BCOP

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 Leedy, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Kasy J. Cross, PharmD, BCOP

Kristina Crump, PharmD

Matt Brown, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Mohammad Rahman, PharmD

Sarah Worth, PharmD, BCPS

Seth Edwards, PharmD, BCIDP

Stephen Lirette, PharmD, BCOP

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
  • Breast Clinic
  • GI/GU Oncology Clinic
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and
    Immune Effector Cell Therapy
  • Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Infusion Clinic
  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma and Myeloma
  • Melanoma, Sarcoma, and Lung Clinic
  • Medical Oncology/Palliative Care
Longitudinal Requirements
  • Major Project
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Oral Presentation and Academics
  • Practice Coverage
  • Practice Management
  • Teaching and Learning Certificate (optional)
Elective Rotations
  • Cardio Oncology
  • Hematology Clinic
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Clinic
  • Neuro Oncology
  • Pediatric 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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