Ben Harding, a PharmD candidate at Auburn University's Harrison School of Pharmacy in Alabama, discusses the scenario of being a pharmacy student during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ben Harding: Hi everyone, my name is Ben Harding, and I'm a fourth year pharmacy student currently on my medicine rotation. 

So far the situation has been both concerning and exciting. It's concerning because there is a chance that my rotation may be cancelled, and I don't want that to happen. But we have developed back-up plans just in case. 

On the flip side, it is quite exciting to see a pandemic happen in real life, and to see how the hospitals respond, as well as the health care professionals. 

This is a scenario that is not going to happen for most students, so I think it's a great learning experience, something to take with me in my future practice.