Pathways to Career Advancement Task Force

The Pathways to Career Advancement Task Force is charged to:

  1. Conduct an inventory of curricular and co-curricular activities that educate students about the career opportunities available to PharmD graduates. This inventory will serve as the basis for expanding our offerings to students to enhance their understanding of opportunities.
  2. Develop and lay out a plan for implementation of a program (or expand on current offerings) that educates students on the wide range of clinical practice activities, ranging from opportunities in the community pharmacy setting (chain and independent), hospital, long-terms care, consultant, specialty practice, etc, including providing insight into the steps to success in these paths, including whether additional education/training beyond the PharmD is required, and articulating areas where opportunities are strong (i.e. demand seems to exceed supply).
  3. Develop and lay out a plan for implementation of a program (or expand on current offerings) that educates students on the wide range of non-traditional opportunities for PharmD graduates. These might be defined as areas where the knowledge of a PharmD is valued/required but it might be questionable whether a license is required to execute the role. These include roles in academia, pharmaceutical industry, wholesalers, contract research organizations, private industry, FDA, NIH, etc.   The plan should not only have a means for providing exposure to students of these areas, but providing insight into the steps to success in these paths, including whether additional education/training beyond the PharmD is required, and articulating areas where opportunities are strong (i.e. demand seems to exceed supply).
  4. Develop and implement recommendations for ways that increase the focus of students on preparing themselves to enter the workforce, including formal processes to evaluate the career path they are on and their personal brand development (e.g. curricula vitae, interviewing skills, elevator speech, networking, internships, etc.).
  5. For 2-5 above, define the mix by which this will be accomplished within the required curriculum, elective curriculum, co-curriculum, or optional participation in activities.

Chair

Stacey D Curtis
Department: Pharmacy Education and Practice

Stacey D Curtis Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor And Assistant Dean For Experiential Education
Phone: (352) 273-6232

Members

Janet Schmittgen
Department: Pharmacy Education and Practice

Janet Schmittgen Pharm.D.

Instructional Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 273-9547
Stephan Schmidt
Department: Pharmaceutics

Stephan Schmidt Ph.D., F.C.P.

Professor And The Certara Endowed Professor; Director Of The Center For Pharmacometrics And Systems Pharmacology
Phone: (407) 313-7012
John M Allen
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

John M Allen Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM, FCCP

Associate Dean And Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (407) 313-7006
Priti Patel
Department: Pharmacy Education and Practice

Priti Patel Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Jessica C Huston
Department: Pharmacy Education and Practice

Jessica C Huston Pharm.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (904) 244-9590

Graduate Students

  • TBD