PCSP Welcomes Dr. Mary Douglass Smith
The PCSP Office of Experiential Education welcomes Dr. Mary Douglass Smith as the new Director of Early Experiential Education for the pharmacy school. Smith returns to the PC campus, having earned her B.S. degree in biology from PC in 2004 and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina in 2008.
“It has been a pleasure having another former student become a colleague,” stated Dr. Lewis McKelvey, Assistant Dean for Experiential Education. “Dr. Smith has jumped into the role as director already by meeting with pharmacists across the state and developing syllabi for our rotations to ensure high-quality experiences for our students.”
Smith has spent many years on the “front line” of the pharmacy world and brings real-world experience to help prepare our students as they go out on their rotations. While a practicing pharmacist, Smith served as a community preceptor for Introductory and Advanced rotations for the pharmacy schools in South Carolina.
Smith will handle the overall planning, institution, and oversight of the IPPE and APPE programs. She will also manage quality assurance of the pharmacy practice sites to meet ACPE standards as well as the goals and objectives of the school’s mission statement.
She is active in professional organizations such as the South Carolina Pharmacy Association and the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists.