Dr. Kirk Randazzo
On October 13th, 2017 the Walker Leadership Program was able to team up with the Phi Lambda Sigma Leader Leadership Society to host Dr. Kirk Randazzo for an inspirational speech about the three D's of Leadership. Dr. Randazzo is currently the Director of Graduate Studies and Leadership Studies, and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina. He was able to speak and motivate a room of over 100 student pharmacists about being Different, Dependable, and Dynamic as a leader.
SCSSHP Fall Meeting
On Thursday, October 26th our very own Chuck Hennes had the opportunity help coordinate and attend the South Carolina Society of Health System Pharmacies fall meeting. Chuck was part of the education subcommittee that planned out the student programming sessions. He was tasked with reaching out to a variety of different pharmacy professionals and ask if they were able to come in and speak at a career round table session with students. For the career round table session, each of the professionals were seated at different tables and students were able to rotate around to each individual and listen to their stories and description of their jobs. Chuck was also able to be one of the committee members chosen to do the introduction for one of the key note speakers for the first student programming session. He had the honor of introducing Dr. Brandon Bookstaver who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Outcomes Sciences, Director of Residency & Fellowship Training at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, and the Infectious Disease Residency and Clinical Fellowship Program Director for Palmetto Health Richland/USC. Also during the residency show case Chuck had the opportunity to speak with a variety of different residency programs about his career interests and his future pharmaceutical goals. Chuck said that he was very excited about being able to have the opportunity to speak to all these programs and attendees of the conference and can’t wait to start planning the spring meeting and see these programs at the national meeting in Orlando Florida, December 3-7th.
ACCP Midyear Meeting
The Walker Leadership program is proud to share that our very own Taylor Barnes was afforded the opportunity to present the results a research project she has been working on since she began pharmacy school at the annual American College of Clinical Pharmacy meeting. The results she presented looked at not only the qualities that patients look for in their pharmacy, but also their perception of those working behind the pharmacy counter. While at ACCP, she was also able to attend her first residency showcase and attend a pediatric PRN meeting to learn more about the area of pharmacy she may one day wish to practice in. She said "this opportunity was very awarding, and I hope that my pharmacy career affords me many more opportunities to network, meet people, and learn from others in this environment!"