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Student finds her way in pharmacy school

By Marley Bickley ‘22 Third-year PC School of Pharmacy student Kennedy Crosby wasn’t exactly sure she wanted to pursue pharmacy when she began college. Crosby first thought about becoming a pharmacist when she was in high school. She chatted with a family member who had just entered the profession. “This interest was then furthered as...

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Recent grad chose pharmacy for the diverse opportunities

“I went to college with my sights set on being a dentist,” said Dr. Mallory Moore ’17. “However, during my junior year I decided to explore pharmacy a little more.” Moore volunteered that summer in the pharmacy at the VA Medical Center in Durham, N.C. “I was so fortunate to have met one of the...

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Students, Professor Administer Flu Shots in Several Clinics

“It’s always important to get your flu shot, but there is an emphasis on that importance this year during the pandemic,” said Dr. Tiffaney Threatt, associate professor at the PC School of Pharmacy and director of the PCSP Wellness Center. The Wellness Center has hosted annual flu shot clinics since 2011. This year, Wellness Center...

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Recent Grad Specializes in Chronic Care Management at a Family Practice

Dr. Olivia Brinkley ’20 recently started a new chronic care management (CCM) position in her hometown of Bamberg, S.C. Brinkley provides CCM as a service of Bamberg Family Practice. This primary care clinic plays a crucial role in the community’s health, since there’s not a hospital nearby. “My role in the practice is to perform...

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Pharmacy student recognized for service, research efforts

“The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy has offered me many opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom,” said third-year pharmacy student Amanda Smith. “These experiences had a huge impact on my education and exposure to the pharmacy profession.” Serving the Community In addition to working at Spartanburg Medical Center, Smith serves on the executive...

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New PCSP Admissions Director Excited to Help in Pharmacy Students’ Journey

“I look forward to working with prospective students through their enrollment journey at the PC School of Pharmacy,” Leigh Lanford ’98 said about returning to PC as the pharmacy school’s admissions director. Lanford has worked in higher education for 11 years, including eight years in admissions. Her admissions work has focused on enrollment best practices,...

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P3’s Apply Learning During SimMan Week

It was Michelle Castine’s first time ever performing Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS). Fortunately, the third-year pharmacy student from Chapin, S.C., had professors by her side. And, fortunately, Castine’s “patient” wasn’t real. It was a SimMan, or patient simulator that is often used in pharmacy schools. “The scenario was stressful as it would be in...

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New pharmacy students serve the community

Last week, first-year pharmacy student Rachel Blocker didn’t practice using a mortar and pestle to compound medicine. She didn’t practice formulating treatment plans for patients either. Instead, orientation for Blocker included learning how to cut lumber with a circular saw. It was Service Day for the PC School of Pharmacy. Blocker was one of several...

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Pharmacy professor, biology professor awarded research grants

Two Presbyterian College faculty members have been awarded grants for their research at the PC School of Pharmacy and on the undergraduate campus. Dr. Wei Lei, assistant professor of pharmaceutical and administrative sciences, and Dr. Austin Shull ’11, assistant professor of biology, were announced among the Developmental Research Project (DRP) Program grant 2020-21 recipients this...

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Students to Begin Class on Campus, Online

PC School of Pharmacy students will be divided into Blue cohorts and Garnet cohorts when they begin classes on Monday, Aug. 24. Each week, one group will attend classes on campus while the other participates online. “We opted for this hybrid approach to classroom instruction because of the importance of face-to-face interaction between faculty and...

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