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Dr. Theresa Chan
*A Spotlight on our WMSHP communications committee member. Dr. Theresa Chan graduated from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in NJ and is now an ORISE research fellow at FDA.
Tell us a little about yourself:
I was born in Chicago, IL but was raised in a total of three states (IL -> IN -> MD). I graduated from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Since then, I’ve moved back to Maryland, so it’s definitely come full circle! I currently work at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an ORISE fellow, assisting in review of product-specific guidances and controlled correspondences while conducting research related to generic drugs.
How did you hear about WMSHP?
I first heard about WMSHP during my 2nd year of pharmacy school when I was browsing different pharmacy organizations to join. While I was going to college in New Jersey, I wanted to find a way to connect and network with pharmacist back in the DMV area. I started out by going to a few meetings and then helping out occasionally at various CE events and seminars. Since then, I have become more involved in WMSHP by documenting our events and updating our social media platforms.
What do you value most about your membership?
I strongly value the opportunities to meet other pharmacist across all fields as well as the variety of Continuing Education (CE) events that are provided. To be able to connect with pharmacists from different walks in their careers is something that can only be done through an organization like WMSHP.
What do you find most rewarding about your position?
As social media chair, I am responsible for not only taking pictures of the events but also updating our social media platforms. Through our FB page especially, we’ve been able to reach out to more pharmacists in the DMV area and keep record of the successful events we’ve planned. The most rewarding thing is providing another way in which the members of the organization can connect with each other as well as with the organization.
What would be your ultimate dream job?
My ultimate dream job is to be a travel blogger, traveling the world and discovering new places and foods to try out!
How would you recommend members to connect within WMSHP?
Volunteering is one of the best ways to plug into the community within WMSHP. Even if it’s as simple as helping out at an event, the first step to further your connections and meet new people is to put yourself out there. All of the board members and committee members are eager to get anyone started with helping out!
Dr. Theresa Chan
*A Spotlight on our WMSHP communications committee member. Dr. Theresa Chan graduated from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in NJ and is now an ORISE research fellow at FDA. >>>
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