College of Pharmacy Class of 2018 Forrest Westley

Forrest Westley ’18 has known what kind of diploma was going to be hanging on her wall for a long time. As a young girl, she became interested in pharmacy by watching the community pharmacist and the native Charlestonian always planned to come to MUSC. Now she is taking her MUSC PharmD to Myrtle Beach, S.C., where she serves as pharmacist-in-charge (PIC) at PURE Compounding.

As the PIC at PURE, she’ll be responsible for overseeing all activities of the pharmacy, especially with regard to USP 795 (nonsterile compounding), 797 (sterile compounding) and 800 (safe handling of hazardous drugs). PURE offers a variety of products both non-sterile and sterile for humans and animals, as well as hormone counseling and recommendations for patients.

The mother of three also likes to travel. “I was able to maximize my clinical experiences at MUSC to allow me to travel to many areas of the US and Internationally to Australia in order to get the most out of my education,” she said. The family has taken their RV all over the East Coast and across the country to places like Albuquerque, N.M.

Pre-Pharmacy: College of Charleston

MUSC Activities: Kappa Epsilon, Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International, American Pharmacists Association, Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy, Rite-Aid scholarship, Waring Student Library Board

Random Thought: “The opportunities that were provided by MUSC to explore the many different areas of the pharmacy profession allowed me to really pursue compounding pharmacy. I love the idea of meeting a need that isn’t provided by commercially available products to patients of all shapes and sizes.”