P4 Spotlight: Samantha Adams

Samantha Adams from Columbia, S.C., is on track to earn her PharmD this month.

Check out Samantha’s P4 Spotlight–

Why did you decide to become a pharmacist?

I’ve always had a passion for helping people. Being a part of the medical field has always been a dream of mine, and pharmacy made perfect sense! I love working with my patients and making sure that they receive the best care possible.

Has the pandemic affected your decision to go into healthcare? How so?

During this pandemic, I have continued to work in my pharmacy at Newberry Hospital. While the pandemic has been fairly controlled in my area, it has shown me how important it is to have pharmacists in the community and easily accessible. I am thankful that we are considered essential, and I hope that this will help to grow our profession as we are given more opportunities to help people.

I’m so thankful I chose pharmacy and I love being a part of this profession!

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

My favorite part of PC School of Pharmacy is that from day one, it has felt like a family.

From the meet-and-greet before my P1 year,  I didn’t feel like just a student, I felt like a part of a community. I’ve enjoyed being a part of APhA, NCPA, student ambassadors, and the honor council. Pharmacy school definitely wasn’t easy, but I believe that it has prepared me as much as possible to go out and be the best pharmacist that I can be.

During my four years, I have enjoyed every opportunity given to me to go to so many different rotation sites. I got to go to a compounding pharmacy, a psychiatric hospital, a methadone clinic, and many other sites. Each one has helped mold me into the pharmacist I will be very soon!

What makes PC School of Pharmacy unique?

PC School of Pharmacy is unique in that the professors care about each and every single student. Whether you need help finding housing, with a project, or have questions about a test, everyone will come to your aid to help you. It’s not just a school, it’s a community.