RESPy Recap 2015

Pharmacy CareersPharmacy Careers November 2015

Pharmacy Times and Walmart would like to congratulate the 2015 winners of the Respect, Excellence, and Service in Pharmacy Award.

Pharmacy Times and Walmart honor students throughout the year with the Respect, Excellence, and Service in Pharmacy (RESPy) Award. This award is presented to extraordinary pharmacy students who have made a difference in their communities by demonstrating excellence in pharmaceutical care and advancing the profession of pharmacy.

Pharmacy Times and Walmart would like to congratulate the 2015 winners:

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy:

“I admire pharmacists who go above and beyond. They find opportunities by being involved not only in their career but also in professional organizations, and by mentoring, teaching, volunteering in their community, or being involved in activities that break the stereotypical ‘pharmacy mold.’”

Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy:

“After seeing the enormous impact community pharmacists have on patient lives, I quickly learned that community pharmacy is where I should be. I appreciate the opportunity to interact with a variety of generations and establish relationships with each of my patients in the hope of becoming someone they know and trust.”

University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Studies:

“We have so many opportunities in our field to make an impact on our patients and the medical community at large. With so many changes every day, it is an exciting time to be a young person in the medical world.”

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy:

“The most important quality for any professional is altruism. When you make doing good for others the foundation of your life, this characteristic branches into other valuable traits like patience, resilience, and creativity.”

South Carolina College of Pharmacy:

“I chose pharmacy because I wanted to challenge myself and fill in my knowledge gap regarding medications. Now, I want to share that knowledge and educate people so that they can feel empowered when making decisions about their health.”

University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy:

“I am certain that direct patient care, patient education, and service of the underserved will be 3 strong components to my future practice. I see the value of educating patients and their families, and I’m sure this will play an important role in my decision about future pharmacy practice.”

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences:

“Our work, regardless of location or patient population, directly impacts our communities—socially, economically, politically. As practicing pharmacists and future pharmacists, understanding this interconnectedness and concerning ourselves with social perspectives is key to making a lasting and meaningful impact on our health care teams and communities.”

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy:

“The profession of pharmacy has changed profoundly and will continue to advance. In order to provide safe and quality patient-focused care with confidence, it is important to keep up with evidence-based medicine and be able to effectively apply that in practice.”

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