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Katie Bozman (PharmD '15) knew PCOM School of Pharmacy was the school she had been looking for after attending an open house.
"I felt confident that the program’s structure would help me to be the well-rounded pharmacist I wanted to be, but more importantly, I was so impressed with the culture of the program. It was obvious even then how invested the program was into its students’ successes,” she explained.
As a student, Bozman had the opportunity to work as a research assistant—an experience she feels will be valuable in her career.
“Because of the research experiences I was able to develop during my time at [PCOM School of Pharmacy], I strongly believe that I will be able to cultivate and complete a research project that will improve medication safety and patients’ quality of life.”
Nandi Rosier (PharmD '21) said her professors and peers—and how they embrace her as a person—are what she loves most about PCOM School of Pharmacy.
"Everyone wants to genuinely make the community better," she said. "Everyone really wants each other to succeed."
According to Rosier, the atmosphere at the school is one of family.
Kerry Ward (PharmD '18) said the openness of PCOM School of Pharmacy faculty drew him to the PharmD program.
"They really want to see you succeed academically and professionally and they make every effort to let you know that," he explained.
That interaction, he added, was very important to him.
Ward described the program as challenging but said it furthers students in their educational and career pursuits.
Hershika Patel (PharmD '18) initially wanted to become a physician, but working in a pharmacy changed that.
“I realized how much of an impact a pharmacist has on a patient,” she said. Her father, she explained, further influenced her decision.
“My father sometimes wasn’t compliant with taking his medication and I realized that there was a barrier between the doctor and him,” she said. “I wanted to help patients like my dad to understand the importance of their medication and how to properly take it.”
Since graduating from PCOM School of Pharmacy, Patel has been pursuing that goal as a hospital pharmacist.