Jan 24, 2017
Building to a Career in Pharmacy
Guest: Allie Jo Shipman
P4 at Mercer University College of Pharmacy
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Today we're going to be talking with Allie Jo Shipman who is a
final year student pharmacist at Mercer University College of
Pharmacy. She is currently in the Mercer PharmD/MBA dual degree
program and will graduate in May. She has been involved in pharmacy
associations throughout pharmacy school, and she is currently chair
of the APhA-ASP Member Engagement Standing Committee and Secretary
General for the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation.
She plans to go into association management upon graduation.
- Everyone’s leadership road is a little different; tell
us a little bit about your road to pharmacy school and what made
you decide on pharmacy as a profession.
- You are at Mercer University in Georgia, which is
outside your home state of South Carolina, what made you make the
- When did you decide that a PharmD/MBA was something you
wanted to do and tell me a little bit about how the two degrees
work in tandem at Mercer.
- You’re heavily involved in Association Management, but
first tell us the difference between an association and a board of
pharmacy and their scopes of practice.
- You got to experience a pharmacy association in a
5-week APPE rotation, tell us what you did on a day-to-day and
- How does the GPhA set priorities for the legislative
- Tell me a little bit about how attending regional and
national meetings impacts your role as a leader in a pharmacy
school especially with APhA-ASP.
- I know a little bit about the APhA-ASP Summer
Leadership Institute, but tell me about how you would be selected,
what you do there and why you would go multiple
- You’re graduating soon; tell me about APhA’s New
Practitioner’s Network and how that fits into your future.
- You’ve been tagged as a leader by the Georgia Pharmacy
Association’s CEO, what do you think made you stand
- What blanket advice do you have?
Allie Jo Shipman
P4 at Mercer University College of