Stacey Curtis says her mantra lies within the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well…” She completes the quote with her own ending, “then happiness will follow!” Stacey displays her love of life and energy in the various roles she plays within the college. Currently, she serves as the Course Coordinator for Professional Practice Skills Lab, Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience, and Advanced Topics in Community Pharmacy. The latter, an elective she created herself, combines two of her life passions: student development through teaching and community pharmacy practice. Additionally, Stacey serves as Course Co-Coordinator for Principles of Systems-Based Practice and Pharmacy Management.
Areas of Expertise (5)
Wellness and Well-being
Girls scouting out pharmacy: A story about youth empowermentCurrents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning
Shannon A. Miller, et al.
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's vision statement is part of a national strategic endeavor to elevate pharmacy's professional profile. Community populations lack awareness of the unique roles and responsibilities of pharmacists. To positively influence the pipeline of future pharmacists, it is necessary to promote pharmacy as a career path. Proactively targeting younger age groups to engage in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health (STEM+H) educational activities will increase knowledge and understanding of the profession of pharmacy. Educational engagement is most successful when a positive relationship is established with a community alliance.
Bridging the gap between pharmacy student and professional with a student developed pocket referenceCurrents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning
Madison D.R. Dubil, et al.
The challenging transition from learner to practicing pharmacist is frequently cited in the literature. This difficulty is due in part to a prodigious shift from utilizing class notes to assessing national guidelines. Students who create and use a pocket reference that combines their lecture material with current guidelines may become more proficient at navigating guidelines and adhering to treatment algorithms when on rotations, in residency, and as a professional. Therefore, it is important to address this identified gap of transitioning from pharmacy student to professional.
Adding the second T: Elevating STAR to START for behavioral interviewingAmerican Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Jon M. Apple, et al.
While current pharmacy curriculums provide foundational knowledge of the dynamics and specifics of patient care, landing a postgraduate position or getting that dream job can be a difficult process for pharmacy students to navigate. Statistics from the ASHP Resident Matching Program show that the number of postgraduate residency applicants has continued to increase yearly, while the matching percentage has remained at approximately 64%. Additionally, with growth in the pharmacist job market predicted to be near 0% over the next decade, an increase in pharmacy graduates has resulted in a competitive employment landscape. Knowing this, it is vital for pharmacy students and pharmacists alike to understand that being a competitive candidate means shining, both in letters of intent and curricula vitae (CVs) and during interviews.