Through the OTC Literacy Campaign, APhA-ASP Chapters will educate 5th and 6th graders, as well as their parents and caregivers on:
- Reading medicine directions
- Following OTC label directions
- Proper measurement of medicine
- Safe storage and disposal of medicine
- Consulting with parent or guardian before taking
As the medication experts, who better than pharmacists and student pharmacists to serve in this vital role within communities across the U.S.
1. What year in pharmacy school are you? PY2
2. Where did you do your pre-pharmacy work? University of Kentucky
3. How many years in undergrad? 3
4. What got you into pharmacy and what are your pharmacy interests?
I became interested in pharmacy after shadowing multiple pharmacies and observing a pharmacist’s role in the community. I have always been interested in the mechanism of action of medications, but more importantly, I love how much interaction pharmacists have with the community. The major impact a pharmacist can have on another’s health is the main reason I am pursuing this profession.
5. What’s your favorite thing about KAPS?
I like how diverse KAPS is through all of the committees available to join. There are so many opportunities to network and grow in your knowledge of the pharmacy profession. KAPS gives students the chance to show leadership as well as learn from other students.