Presenter: Takova D. Wallace, PharmD, BCACP
Dr. Takova D. Wallace is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Tyler. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Auburn University. After graduation, she completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with the Central Alabama Veterans’ Affairs Healthcare System in Montgomery, AL and a PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency with Columbus Regional Midtown Medical Center in Columbus, GA. Dr. Wallace’s professional interests include primary care with a focus in diabetes, cardiovascular disease and patient education. Her research and scholarship interests include pharmacist involvement in cardiovascular risk reduction, transitions of care, underserved populations and student/resident involvement in clinical practice. She also maintains membership in a number of professional organizations including, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, National Pharmaceutical Association and American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Presentation Title: Pharmacy: A Look Beyond the Counter
Pharmaceuticals and Pharmacies—science, careers, and why your prescriptions are so expensive
Presentation Objective: To provide an overview of how various undergraduate disciplines can lead to a career in pharmacy, specifically those than can lead to positions as a researcher and/or academician.
Presentation Abstract: The roles of pharmacists have evolved and continue to progress rapidly within healthcare teams in a variety of practice settings. The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy states that, “Pharmacy is a diverse and rewarding career, with opportunities for patient care, scientific research, and innovation” and I agree. As an undergraduate, it is important to understand how to apply your personal interests into your potential careers. Therefore, the purpose of this talk will be to provide some insight into how you can use your current academic backgrounds and research endeavors if you want to consider a career in the field of pharmacy.