Q&A with the Student Body President

Martin Gordon | School of Pharmacy Presbyterian College | Clinton SC

When he was looking at pharmacy schools, Martin Gordon narrowed it down to two. He says he chose PC School of Pharmacy because he had “much better interactions with the faculty and staff at PC” during his interviews and when he toured the school.

Read what else the Student Body President has to say about becoming a pharmacist and the PC School of Pharmacy.

1. Why did you decide to become a pharmacist?

Most of my family is in the healthcare industry, and pursuing a career in healthcare has been a passion of mine since I was very young. My mom is a pharmacist so it has been the healthcare profession that I was exposed to the most, so naturally I followed in her footsteps.

2. What have you loved about the PC School of Pharmacy that you didn’t expect?

I love that I have been able to meet students in my class that I believe will be lifelong friends.

3. What pharmacy organizations are you involved in?

In addition to being the Student Body President, I am also a member of APhA and SSHP. I chose APhA because it is the most recognizable organization and has a big impact on the pharmacy profession. I chose SSHP because I am interested in pursuing residency training, and SSHP is the organization that focuses on practicing within a hospital setting.

4. What would you tell a student looking at pharmacy schools now?

Do more research and truly understand the various opportunities that this profession offers. We traditionally think of pharmacists only working within a hospital setting or working for a chain like CVS or Walgreens. In reality, there are many different opportunities that an individual can pursue.

5.  Why should he or she choose PC School of Pharmacy?

If you are an individual that likes to be challenged on a daily basis, then I would choose PC. The curriculum is obviously challenging at every pharmacy school, but PC’s co-curricular activities forces students to step out of their comfort zone, allowing them to become well-rounded individuals.

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