Professional Mentors

Guiding Future Pharmacists

In recent years, the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy has worked to develop mentorship programs and relationships that further students’ overall academic and practice experience. Experienced pharmacists are paired with first-year PharmD students, and the pairs are encouraged to communicate throughout the mentee’s educational journey, and beyond.

Sarah Dunleavy and Sharon Cashman converse over a meal

These relationships are proven to not only be an invaluable resource for the student, but also an enriching and rewarding experience for mentors.

Since mentor-mentee pairs can decide for themselves how often to meet and for how long, just about any type of interaction can be planned. Each year, the college offers at least one opportunity for mentors and mentees to connect in person. What can't be planned, however, is the variety of unforeseen positive, lifelong effects mentorship can provide.

Examples of past professional mentorship events include:

  • Football ticket block & lunch prior to game
  • Dean's Appreciation Dinner
  • Mentor-Mentee Breakfast

Are you interested in becoming a mentor? 

Contact Barbara Kelley for more information.

Professional Mentors