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Today we’re going to be talking with Sang-A Yun, a fourth year student pharmacist at Purdue University College of Pharmacy. She has been involved in various organizations like the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and Phi Lambda Sigma and has also been a teaching assistant for five different classes. She is currently on her advanced practice rotations, the first two of which she completed with Novocure and Eli Lilly. She hopes to pursue a pharmaceutical industry fellowship and serve as a preceptor or teach part time at a pharmacy school after graduation.

  1. We'll start with the basics - what was your road to pharmacy school and how did you choose pharmacy as a profession?
  2. You are from Indiana and chose to stay in state and go to pharmacy school at Purdue. What made you choose to stay in state and choose Purdue over other schools in Indiana?
  3. You've been very involved during your time in pharmacy school in various organizations - can you touch on some of the most meaningful ones and how those experiences impacted you and the route you hope to take after graduation?
  4. Both of us are pretty new to the P4 game - you completed your first rotation was at Eli Lilly in Medical Affairs and you are now finishing up at Novocure with a rotation in oncology marketing.
  1. Walk me through a day in the life at each rotation or how the rotation varied from week to week. What made you choose these rotations and what have you learned that will be helpful in your pursuit of a pharmaceutical industry fellowship?
  2. I know going into my first few days at my first rotation were really scary, what advice would you have to new P4's who are just starting out on rotations that you wish you would have known when you started?
  1. You mentioned you were a teaching assistant for five different classes. How did you get involved in that? What was that like? How did that pique your interest in also pursuing an academic role at a pharmacy school in the future?
  2. You want to pursue a career both in industry and in academia. How will you tie those worlds together? I don't know much about the industry side of pharmacy, how can you teach students on the academic side more about it and get them interested?
  3. What are you most excited about as you continue your fourth and final year of pharmacy school? What are you nervous about?


Sang-A Yun

PharmD Candidate, Class of 2018

Purdue University College of Pharmacy

(765) 430-7629

Direct download: Pharmacy_Future_Leaders_Sang-A_Yun.mp3
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