9/13 Meeting Recap

Dr. Jason T Mitchell - Director of Enrollment Management at the UK College of Pharmacy

Dr. Mitchell talked to Pre-Pharmacy students about School - Life - Work Balance and dealing with stress during college. He detailed that there is both healthy stress (motivation, drive to do better, etc.) and unhealthy stress (extreme anxiety, panic attacks, unattainable goals, etc.). Additionally, he emphasized how important it is to have a good support system, whether it be your peers at college, family at home, or an advisor for your major or college. He left students with the advice to do things intentionally.

Kelley L. Ratermann - PharmD, BCOP, Hematology/ Oncology Clinical Pharmacist, Assistant Professor, Adjuct - UK College of Pharmacy

Ms. Ratermann spoke in detail about her journey to becoming a pharmacist and some helpful advice for Pre-Pharmacy students. She also informed students of what her day to day looks like as an Hematology/ Oncology Clinical Pharmacist and different situations and roles she's been in while working in that specialty. When speaking about the profession in general, she explained that a career in pharmacy is hands on and on the treatment side of patient care. In order to be a competitive applicant, she said it's not all about GPA and PCAT score and that leadership roles, work experience, and community service are very important aspects to make a student a potential admitted student to UKCOP. Through her personal experiences, she found that the two most important things to becoming successful are good communication and utilizing your resources. 

Join SNPha

Courtney Simpkins stopped by our meeting today and talked about an organization that Pre-Pharm students can now join! SNPha is a organization focused on giving back to the community. If you're interested in joining SNPha, email PYII student Courtney Simpkins at courtney.simpkins@uky.edu for more information about upcoming events and how to join!

Reasons to come to our FIRST meeting!!

Wednesday, September 13th at 5PM is our first meeting in TODD 234!

You should be there because...

  • You can hear from our two awesome speakers (plus this counts as shadowing!) -
    • Dr. Jason T. Mitchell, Director of Enrollment Management at the UK College of Pharmacy
    • Kelley L. Ratermann, PharmD, BCOP, Hematology/ Oncology Clinical Pharmacist, Assistant Professor, Adjuct - UK College of Pharmacy
  • You can meet other Pre-Pharmacy students and advisors (your peers could be your classmates one day... GET TO KNOW THEM)
  • You can hear about upcoming Pre-Pharmacy events going on at UKCOP
  • You can ask the Pre-Pharmacy Club Exec Board any questions you have (they've been in your same shoes, too!)
  • You get FREE food!!!

We hope to see you this Wednesday!!

Register NOW for a UKCOP Preview Day

Want a peek into being a student at UK's College of Pharmacy? Need additional information on applying? You've come to the right place! Register NOW for the Pharmacy Preview Day on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 from 10AM to 1PM. Separate sessions are catered to high school and college students interested in UKCOP. Also, other pharmacy clubs and organizations will be attending to encourage your involvement in the pharmacy community. Make sure to reserve your spot here: 


Attend a Pre-Pharmacy Advising Session

Students currently applying to pharmacy school or will be applying to pharmacy school in the near future should attend an Advising Workshop on Becoming a Competitive Applicant. Dates and sign-ups are located in the link below.

Pre-pharmacy students currently attending UK should sign-up for a one on one meeting with a pre-pharmacy advisor to go over class selections, pre-reqs, and any questions YOU have about applying to pharmacy school. Dates and sign-ups are located in the link below.


Volunteer Opportunity

A great way to help the community and work in a pharmacy is by volunteering for Faith Pharmacy, located just a 2 minute walk from campus! Faith Pharmacy works with patients who are without insurance to provide medications free of charge. Faith Pharmacy is open on Saturdays from 9AM to 12PM and is currently looking for volunteers to help within the pharmacy. No prior experience is necessary! 

If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the google doc below: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SeolZ0AFq9_h1fk3G5VqvaaJhKbX_UDGYkAPSmScuaA/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Courtney Simpkins (PharmD candidate 2020, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy) at courtney.simpkins@uky.edu 

Faith Pharmacy - 230 S Martin Luther King Blvd, Lexington