Academia and Walmart Scholars
Guest: Jennifer Adams, PharmD, EdD
Affairs Advisor at American Association of Colleges of
Jennifer Adams, PharmD, EdD, a graduate of Boise State
University, Idaho State University, and The George Washington
University is currently employed as Senior Student Affairs Advisor
at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, providing
leadership and oversight for association national student affairs
activities including PharmCAS, PCAT, the Pharmacy Career
Information Council, and student recruitment.
- Everyone’s leadership road is different, let’s start
with where you are today, and how you became a leader in AACP
helping pre-pharmacy and pharmacy students with their
- When we talked earlier, you mentioned that if 10
academics were in a room, likely 8 of those had different paths to
academia. What can you tell those who are looking for a career if
the paths are so different?
- How important is volunteering and precepting to a
successful academic application?
- What can you talk about regarding applying to pharmacy
school academic positions and then maybe the actual process if
- I’d like to hear more about the Walmart Scholars
program, I’ve heard of it, 85 $1000 scholarships, but I’d like as
much detail as you can give us.
- Who can qualify as a Walmart scholar? You mentioned a
very rigorous selection process.
- What does a scholar do and what is the mentor’s
- Where can a student find materials on the
- When is the next deadline, I think you mentioned
- Why would someone apply to the program? Do they have to
want to be in academia?
- How would someone find out if they were
- Tell me a little bit more about what it’s like to be a
Wal-Mart scholar at the AACP annual meeting, you mentioned it’s a
badge label that carries significant recognition.
- Can you tell me a little bit more about the meeting
coming up in Nashville and what someone, student or practitioner
- What preprograms and conference highlights do you
anticipate having? E.g., junior faculty mentoring program,
teacher’s seminar, publishing workshop . . .