I’ve always enjoyed teaching/mentoring since I was very young. After I graduated from pharmacy college and while working as a hospital pharmacist I was often asked to train pharmacy students and new pharmacists who were being cross trained in multiple areas of pharmacy practice. When I was pursuing post-graduate residency training, I looked at programs with a teaching component since I knew that was what I wanted to do. These experiences made me choose a career in pharmacy education.
My current research interests include scholarship of teaching and learning, cardiovascular and anticoagulation management and infectious disease outcomes in patients.
My advice to those considering a career in pharmacy is to keep your options open and never limit yourself. Careers in pharmacy include community, ambulatory care, clinical specialties, operations, managerial, administrative, medical writing, research, pharmaceutical industry and so much more. I know pharmacists who work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The sky’s the limit when you are determined and focused on the prize.
Coffee with chocolate.