PCP Student Featured on Pharmacy Future Leaders Podcast

Written by Jenna Pizzi
Published on February 15th, 2017

Sunish ShahSunish Shah PharmD’17 was featured on the Pharmacy Future Leaders Podcast, a national podcast by the Pharmacy Podcast Network, where he spoke about the opportunities he has enjoyed as a student at USciences and how the Doctor of Pharmacy program has helped him to determine a clear pathway for his future career.

Shah, a pharmacotheraputics tutor at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and an intern at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, discussed his passion about crucial care medicine, infectious disease, and mentorship within pharmacy and clinical research. Shah, who was awarded first place for a parenteral nutrition study by the Delaware Valley Society of Health-System Pharmacists, also discussed his ambitions to pursue a residency after graduation and his interest in direct patient care.

“While I do enjoy contributing to medical literature through research, I do enjoy reading studies and using that data to directly benefit a patient’s health,” said Shah, adding that he was influenced by pharmacists that he shadowed during his Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience rotations.

It was the promise of fruitful experiences like these that influenced Shah’s decision to attend USciences when he was a senior in high school.

“I was looking for a program that was well established and Philadelphia College of Pharmacy wins that one, because it was the first,” said Shah during the interview.

He knew others who attended USciences and they raved about the personalized attention that students receive. “The student to faculty ratio made it easy to engage in research projects at the school,” Shah said.

The podcast, hosted by Tony Guerra, PharmD, the chair and instructor from Des Moines Area Community College, highlights different student leaders from various pharmacy schools and focuses on their unique perspectives about the future outlook of the industry in each episode.

The podcast is one of many from the Pharmacy Podcast Network, which was launched in 2009 by Todd Eury and has since accumulated more than 50,000 listeners and subscribers, making it the most popular and downloaded podcast network about the pharmacy industry.

Listen to Sunish Shah’s full episode of the Pharmacy Future Leaders Podcast.

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