Ashlyn Whitesell, PharmD

PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident '23


Hometown: Advance, NC

Pharmacy School: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? I chose to come up and brave the cold in Michigan because of the amazing variety of experiences the program offered! I'm really passionate about research and teaching, so I was drawn to the great opportunities for research projects and the College of Pharmacy teaching requirements here. There were also several pharmacists at my pharmacy school who spoke highly of the mentorship that preceptors provide here at Michigan.

Research Topic: 

  • PGY1: Chemoradiation with Carboplatin and Paclitaxel in Elderly Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
  • PGY2: Understanding the Influence of Patient Residence on Long-Term Outcomes of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment at University of Michigan Health

Writing Topic: 

  • PGY1: Disparities in Medical Treatment and Outcomes for Persons with Psychiatric Illness
  • PGY2: Mindful Management of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia: Treatment with Consideration of Socioeconomic and Cultural Diversity

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Playing piano, attending live music performances, playing tennis

Favorite Book: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Favorite Movie: Hot Rod

Favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor: K&D Bistro

Advice for future residents: Greet new experiences with open arms; there are great things to be learned from every situation! Always make time to be a person outside of pharmacy, too. Host that game night, see that movie, or say no to that optional meeting every once in a while.