SPOKANE, Wash. – Student pharmacist Ryan Nottingham intends to work with geriatric patients as part of an ambulatory health care team after graduating next year. To learn more about pharmacy education, she applied for – and won – one of 85 national travel scholarships to attend the meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in July.
“Working directly with the people I educate, whether they be patients or students, is my top priority in my future career,” said Nottingham, a Bainbridge Island, Wash., native who will be based in Olympia, Wash., to complete six pharmacy practice rotations for her doctor of pharmacy degree.
WSU pharmacy faculty member Jennifer Robinson was chosen with Nottingham for the 2015 AACP Walmart Scholars Program. It provides $1,000 to student-faculty pairs to attend the national meeting and teacher seminar, which will be in National Harbor, Md.
“The scholarship will give me an opportunity to explore academic pharmacy from a position of an educator, rather than as simply a student,” said Nottingham. “I am looking forward to learning from some of the top educators in the world of pharmacy.”
“Ryan is an exceptional student pharmacist who has the ability to fit in any career path she chooses,” said Robinson, who is also director of student services for the WSU College of Pharmacy. “She has the building blocks needed to be a successful clinical pharmacist and educator.”
[May 27, 2015] Lori J. Maricle