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Ashley Chen, PharmD

PGY2 Oncology

Ashley Chen


Pharmacy School: St. Louis College of Pharmacy

PGY1: St. Joseph Medical Center


Seattle, WA


PGY1: Development of a Prior Authorization Practice Model in Outpatient Infusion Clinics

PGY2: Addition of olanzapine to standard CINV prophylaxis in hematopoietic stem cell transplant


I chose to pursue my PGY2 hematology/oncology residency at UNC Medical Center for the ample opportunities to not only become an independent practitioner but to further develop my leadership, teaching, and research skills. The layered learning model and opportunities provided through the integration of the Eshelman School of Pharmacy are great examples of how UNC residents can become experienced educators and mentors for students. UNC has also set the standards for healthcare systems across the nation to not only improve practice models but address importance topics such as employee well-being and resiliency. The program also offers a wide range of diverse rotations ranging from the international rotation to precision medicine that expands the resident’s breadth of experience. However, the biggest reason why I chose UNC was the culture - the wonderful support and genuine desire for my success shown by preceptors, directors, and all of my co-residents creates a strong sense of community amongst everyone involved in the residency program.

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Kamakshi Rao

Kamakshi Rao, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, FASHP
Assistant Director for Education, Research, and Practice Training