PCOM School of Pharmacy is Represented at GSHP Committee DayJanuary 16, 2019
Students, alumni and faculty are members of this pharmacy society which represents
those who work in acute and ambulatory care settings.
Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) was well represented at the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GSHP) Committee
Day recently in Stockbridge, Georgia. GSHP is a professional society of pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory care settings.
Members of the PCOM School of Pharmacy student chapter of GSHP, the alumni class of 2017 and faculty members from the Department of Pharmacy Practice were in attendance. According to Assistant Professor Christopher (Shawn) Holaway,
PharmD, RPh, “The contributions and dedication of this body of leaders on the first
Saturday of 2019 communicates a passionate desire to deliver optimal patient outcomes.”
The PCOM School of Pharmacy was represented in the following ways:
First and second year student pharmacists including Macy Biddulph (PharmD ’21), Brittney
Dang (PharmD ’22), Kinjal Shah (PharmD ’21) and Diana Tran (PharmD ’21) are part of
the student and residents committee, as is alumni Eva Karam, PharmD ’17, who works
at Northside Hospital as a resident pharmacist practitioner.
Fourth year student pharmacist Michael Cooley (PharmD ’19) and Mary Vo (PharmD ’19)
serve on the legislative affairs committee, along with alumni Ibrahim Abba, PharmD
’17, a clinical pharmacist at Loyola University Medical Center department of pharmacy
in Maywood, Illinois.
Assistant professors in the Department of Pharmacy Practice Dr. Holaway, Kimberly Barefield, PharmD, MHA, Edo-Abasi McGee, PharmD, BCPS, and Essie Samuel, PharmD, BCPS, attended the meeting. Dr. Holaway has served for seven years on the organization’s
educational affairs committee, in addition to serving as the PCOM faculty representative
on the GSHP board of directors. GSHP student chapter president Ankita Patel (PharmD
’20) is the student representative to the board. Drs. Barefield and McGee lead the
communications council and Dr. Samuel volunteers on the student and residents committee.
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Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
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