VSHP Membership Spotlight
What initially motivated you to join VSHP?
I was drawn to VSHP due to the numerous opportunities to network with clinical health-system pharmacists and gain mentorship from them, such as the annual CV Review and Mentor-Mentee program. The goals of this organization aligned with my interests in health-system pharmacy, which is why I have been a member for 4 years since I was a first year pharmacy student.
What school are you attending and what year?
I am a fourth year at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
Do you currently work in a pharmacy and if so what practice setting?
I currently work as a pharmacy intern at Walgreens Pharmacy.
What advice would you give to a P1 student or someone interested in pharmacy school?
During your P1 year, be as involved as you can in pharmacy-related extracurricular activities, whether that be shadowing, fulfilling a leadership position, or joining an organization. This was incredibly helpful for me to explore different areas of pharmacy and build strong leadership skills that I have been able to use in rotations. Also, pharmacy is a small world! Build good relationships with your professors, mentors, classmates, and upperclassmen. Their guidance and insight will be incredibly valuable in every year of pharmacy school and beyond. Good luck!
Do you have any special interests or hobbies outside of work?
I enjoy exploring restaurants and breweries around town!
What is your favorite place to vacation?
San Francisco, California