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Capitol Connections Article [IACP Student Member Spotlight] [05/17/2013]
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IACP Student Member Spotlight: Brantley M. Underwood, PharmD Candidate

IACP is pleased to debut the first in a series of IACP Student Member Spotlights - focusing on the future of our pharmacy compounding profession - our Student Members!   

  • Tell us about yourself, what pharmacy school are you attending, and what year do you expect to graduate?

Hello, my name is Brantley M. Underwood, and I am a student at the Harding University College of Pharmacy in Searcy, Ark., scheduled to graduate in 2015, with both my MBA and PharmD.

  • Why did you choose Pharmacy School?

I chose pharmacy school because I wanted to be in a position to provide patient care and education.  I volunteered at the Tulsa VA and was placed in the pharmacy and truly enjoyed this experience.

  • What is your best or most interesting rotation (good or bad experiences welcomed)?

My best rotation so far has been my community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE). I conducted the experience at a local community pharmacy that was in a town of about 2000 people.The pharmacists there truly knew every patient and family who came into the pharmacy. Seeing the care and time they took going over all medications made me feel good about my decision to pursue pharmacy school. I am currently looking forward to a corporate pharmacy internship with Walgreens during the summer of 2013.

  • What do you want to do when you graduate?

I am hoping to pursue a community pharmacy Post Graduate Year (PGY1) residency and then becoming a clinical retail pharmacist.

  • What do you think the biggest difference in pharmacy practice will be in the next 10 years?

The biggest difference in pharmacy practice over the next 10 years is the utilization of our degrees to the best of our ability. I feel that we will be recognized as healthcare providers and will be providing more patient care services within our scope of practice.

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