Black History Month
Diverse Community ...
Pharmacists are among the most accessible health care providers in any community. Therefore, itís important that the profession of pharmacy reflect the individual differences of people in the community.
At St. Louis College of Pharmacy, we proudly educate pharmacists who practice in numerous health care settings, care about and enjoy helping people, are highly knowledgeable about medicine, and passionate about improving the health outcomes of an increasingly diverse population.
During the month of February, the College will host numerous events to celebrate diversity in pharmacy education and in the greater community. For a complete list of events, please click here.
Diverse Student Pharmacists ...
Vincent Jones, fourth-year student, Belleville, Ill.
"In high school, I excelled in math and science. I knew that was important in order to pursue a career in health care. I considered medical or nursing school. As I researched my options, pharmacy stood out because it offered many specialties. Upon graduating in 2014 from STLCOP, I hope to work in a clinical setting, specializing in internal medicine, nephrology, or endocrinology. And, I look forward to interacting with and helping patients."
Kelsie Young, sixth-year student, St. Louis
"Iím proud that Iíve acquired knowledge about medicine and drug therapies because pharmacists have a big impact on patient care. We are a resource to other health care providers, and thatís professionally satisfying and rewarding. Weíre also intermediaries between doctors and patients. Filling that information gap is important because patients are more likely to properly take their medicines if they are well informed. After I graduate from STLCOP, my goal is to share my knowledge and interact with patients in a hospital setting."
Joseph Williams, third-year student, Savannah, Ga.
"Before graduating from Morehouse College in 2011, I considered becoming a medical doctor or a doctor of osteopathic medicine. After shadowing doctors, I determined it wasnít for me. I then looked into pharmacy and spent time with clinical pharmacists in Atlanta. I choose pharmacy because I like the concept of creating healing remedies and helping patients feel better and healthier. Iíve come to understand this profession is about serving patients. Upon graduating from STLCOP in 2015, I hope to work in a clinical setting, specializing in pediatrics or ambulatory care."
Marquita Martin, fourth-year student, St. Louis
"As valedictorian at Jennings High School, I was unsure about a college major. I always wanted to work in the medical field because I knew that I could help people. A counselor suggested that I consider pharmacy. So, I went home and did some research; it seemed like a really interesting career. Looking back, it was a good decision because Iíll be able to serve and support patients by helping them understand their medicines, and thatís important. If youíre passionate about helping people and interested in how medicine helps the body, pharmacy might be a good option for you."