Erica Bushaw, '07 PharmD, discusses the joys and challenges of being an entrepreneur. She has owned the Oelwein Family Pharmacy in Oelwein, Iowa since 2014. The cornerstones of the business are a sense of community and patient care.
When Beth Young graduated from Augustana College in Illinois with degrees in chemistry and math, she didn’t foresee a future in pharmacy. But a series of life events and personal encounters eventually led her to the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, where she is pursuing her doctorate degree.
Robert and Cheryl Greenwood have built a successful network of community pharmacies in Iowa, and in doing so, have built a strong relationship with the UI College of Pharmacy. The Greenwoods have offered dozens of pharmacy students community pharmacy experience in their businesses, and have given back to the college in numerous other ways.
The following Doctor of Pharmacy students at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy received the most recent Student Pharmacist ExCELS (Excellence in Community Engagement, Leadership, Service) Award.
As teachers, experts, specialists, and mentors, UI College of Pharmacy preceptors provide learning experiences outside the standard classroom allowing student pharmacists a glimpse into the daily life of a health care provider.