P4 Spotlight: Laura Richardson

Laura Richardson, from Conway, S.C., is on track to earn her PharmD in May.

Check out Laura’s P4 Spotlight–

Why did you decide to become a pharmacist?

I always knew I wanted to work in a healthcare profession. In high school, I was in a pre-medical program and was given the opportunity to participate in two internships. One was with Horry County Fire and Rescue, where I learned about the medications used in the ambulance. An internship with Rivertown Pharmacy solidified my desire to pursue pharmacy school.

What has been your favorite part of PC School of Pharmacy?

The community. I fell in love with the atmosphere in 2012 when I decided to go to Presbyterian College for undergrad. After four years at PC, I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else for pharmacy school. I loved being able to build relationships with faculty and staff that truly care about the students. I came for the community and stayed because of the PC family.

What makes PC School of Pharmacy unique?

The school’s motto is “Dum Vivimus Servimus,” or “While We Live We Serve.” This motto encourages students to give back to the community and, therefore, opened up so many opportunities to apply the knowledge I learned in the classroom to patients through countless patient care projects.