PGY2 Oncology Residency: Augusta

Program Description

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and the Augusta University (AU) Medical Center provide a 12-month ASHP Accredited PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency program. Residents are appointed as graduate teaching students for the College of Pharmacy and The University of Georgia awards a graduate certificate for successful completion of the residency program. This post-graduate experience provides comprehensive training in many areas of oncology pharmacy. The flexibility of the program allows residents to individualize the residency to meet their specific needs and interests. The residency practice sites are the 478 bed AU Medical Cancer and the Georgia Cancer Center located in Augusta, GA. The hospital is a national leader in patient and family-centered care.

The Cancer Center serves as the area’s only regional outpatient adult cancer treatment center specializing in bone marrow transplantation, inpatient hematology, medical oncology, gynecological malignancies, and pediatric oncology. Residents provide oncology clinical pharmacy services in a variety of areas throughout the year. Residents also participate in patient-care area pharmacy coverage, assist in the teaching and training of Pharm.D. students, and are responsible for completing a research project suitable for publication in a professional journal.

Application Process and Materials

Successful candidates for the PGY2 Oncology Residency must have completed a PGY1 Certificate of Residency and be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Georgia.

Applications will be accepted on PhORCAS (https://portal.phorcas.org/) until January 5th.  Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early to facilitate scheduling of the on-site interview. 

The following materials are required to complete the application:

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official Academic transcripts
  • 3 References as submitted through PhORCAS

For more information see the Augusta University residency web page for this residency.


Current Residents

Residency Preceptors

Amber Bradley Clemmons, Pharm.D., BCOP
Title: UGA Clinical Assistant Professor, Bone Marrow Transplant Clinical Specialist
Education: Pharm.D., University of Michigan
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Augsta University Medical Center / University of Georgia
PGY2 Oncology University North Carolina, Chapel Hill

David DeRemer, Pharm.D. BCOP FCOP
Title: Residency Program Director, UGA Clinical Associate Professor
Education: Pharm.D., University of Kentucky
Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice University of Kentucky
PGY2 Hematology/Oncology University of Kentucky
Oncology Fellowship University of Kentucky

Deidra Parker, R.Ph
Title: Augusta University Medical Center, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Specialist
Education: Xavier University

Marjorie Phillips, M.S. RPh, FASHP 
Title: Augusta University Medical Center Investigational Drug Service Pharmacist
Education: M.S., University of Florida
Training: Two-year hospital pharmacy residency - Shands-University of Florida Hospital

Aripta Shah Gandhi, Pharm.D. BCOP
Title: Augusta University Medical Center Oncology Inpatient Clincal Specialist 
Education: Pharm.D., Rutgers
Training: PGY1 University of Pennsylvania Hospital, PGY2 Oncology - University of Pennsylvania Hospital

Josh Wyche, Pharm.D.
Education: Midwestern University
Postgraduate:  PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration - Methodist Dallas Medical Center



Contact the Residency Director

David DeRemer, Pharm.D. BCOP FCOP
Director, PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program
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Twitter: @DavidDeRemer



Recent Graduates

Katherine Katsanevas, Pharm.D., BCOP
Current Position: Outpatient Oncology Specialist, VA Salt Lake City Health System, Salt Lake City, Utah

Ali Steinbach, Pharm.D.
Current Position: Oncology Clinical Specialist, West Penn Allegheny Health System, Pittsburg, PA

Stephen Clark, Pharm.D. BCOP
Current Position: UNC- Chapel Hill Inpatient Clinical Specialist

Megan Hartranft, Pharm.D., BCPS BCOP
Current Position: Clinical Assistant Professor, Rosalind Franklin College of Pharmacy, North Chicago, IL

Sarah Evans, Pharm.D.
Current Position: Oncology Clinical Specialist, The Ohio State Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Oncology Clinic, Columbus, OH 

Julianne Orr, Pharm.D.
Current Position: Outpatient Clinical Specialist Indiana Health, Indianapolis, IN