Get to Know First-Year Faculty

Kendall C. Shultes, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice

BA, Communication, SUNY at Geneseo
PharmD, Belmont University

What is your educational/professional background?
I graduated with my BA in Communication and a minor in Business Studies from SUNY Geneseo. Prior to graduation, I had decided I wanted to attend pharmacy school and immediately began fulfilling my pharmacy pre-requisites after graduation. Upon completion, I moved to Nashville, TN to attend Belmont University College of Pharmacy (BUCOP). I knew very quickly that this was the right career for me and the place to be. I graduated with my doctorate of pharmacy in BUCOP’s third graduating class. After graduation, I moved to St. Louis, MO where I completed pharmacy residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. My first year of residency exposed me to all different kinds of clinical pharmacy, while in my second year of training I focused in oncology. After residency, I worked as a clinical pharmacy specialist in hematological malignancies and stem cell transplantation at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

What brought you to Belmont?
I had decided to change up my career a bit and was looking for a new position when I found out about an open faculty position at BUCOP that was specifically looking for an oncology trained pharmacist. Being that Belmont was always my “home away from home” while in school, I was excited to apply and thrilled to accept the position and move back to Nashville.

What is your favorite part about working with pharmacy students?
I think that my favorite part about working at BUCOP stems from my enjoyment in working in the world of oncology. In oncology, there is always something new to learn and problems to work through. In my faculty position, I get to help students grow their knowledge and work through problems. I’ve enjoyed getting to share my excitement for my clinical practice with students and teach them about a different area of pharmacy.

When you’re not busy grading, prepping classes, researching, etc., how do you enjoy spending your time?
After spending a couple years outside of Nashville, I have loved getting to explore the area again and see how much the city has grown! I’m always trying new restaurants and coffee shops. I’m often out running, enjoying the outdoors, or listening to music throughout the city.

Is there anything else you would like the Belmont community to know about you and/or your role at Belmont?
Belmont is such a special community and provides a true family feel. I’m so glad to be a part of it!