School of Pharmacy celebrates National Pharmacists Month

During National Pharmacist Month, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy (PCSP) hosted the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) chapter meeting.

The meeting was held on October 17th, which was designated by APhA as “Make Your Mark” day.  Guest speakers for the meeting included Mayor Michael Ross of Blythewood, South Carolina and Eugene O’Donnell, CEO of the South Carolina Pharmacists’ Association.

Mayor Ross, a small business owner of pharmacy and volunteer with the free clinic, encouraged students to network with others in the industry and to make a difference in the local community.

O’Donnell provided a passionate message and encouraged pharmacy students to get involved in the profession during their training.

“There are multiple career paths for pharmacists to choose from, all leading to making a positive contribution,” said Dr. Richard Stull, Dean of PCSP.

APhA-ASP Chapter President Jay Patel, a third-year pharmacy student, presided over the program.

“We had a large group of students attend the meeting and I was pleased that the theme of service in the local community was highlighted on ‘Make Your Mark’ day,” said Patel.