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Dec 22, 2016

The Pharmacy Podcast #PharmacyFutureLeaders

Roads to Academia and Walmart Scholars

Guest: Jennifer Adams, PharmD, EdD

Senior Student Affairs Advisor at American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy


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.

  1. 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 futures.
  1. 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?
  1. How important is volunteering and precepting to a successful academic application?
  1. What can you talk about regarding applying to pharmacy school academic positions and then maybe the actual process if appropriate?
  1. 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.
    1. Who can qualify as a Walmart scholar? You mentioned a very rigorous selection process.
    2. What does a scholar do and what is the mentor’s role?
    3. Where can a student find materials on the program?
    4. When is the next deadline, I think you mentioned February.
    5. Why would someone apply to the program? Do they have to want to be in academia?
    6. How would someone find out if they were selected?
  1. 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.
  1. Can you tell me a little bit more about the meeting coming up in Nashville and what someone, student or practitioner can expect?
  1. What preprograms and conference highlights do you anticipate having? E.g., junior faculty mentoring program, teacher’s seminar, publishing workshop . . .



Twitter: @jlaadams