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.
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy graduate Justin Carr works in one of the most high-security prisons in the nation, a place where many inmates are serving life sentences and where some of them scoff at taking pills or improving their health.
Listening to mentors and trusting his gut guided Nic Mastascusa, '08 PharmD, to a little-known specialty that he is passionate about: Nuclear pharmacy.
"I knew this field was for me the moment I first stepped foot into the nuclear pharmacy in Cedar Rapids that I now manage," said Mastascusa of Hot Shots Nuclear Medicine.
Alumnus Brandon Gerleman is a practicing pharmacist at Montross Pharmacy in Winterset in south central Iowa. He values small town living, healthy lifestyles, family, and the power of independent community pharmacists.