Releasing graduates into the wild is not what it used to be.

A pharmacy degree used to come with a certain amount of predictability and a certain set of parameters. Changes in healthcare, technology, economics, population and many other factors have made starting a pharmacy career today more of an exhilarating exploration – one with fewer roadblocks, vaguer directions, and endless possibilities.

The opportunities for pharmacists in today’s healthcare environment can be overwhelming. With so many options and so many gates of entry, it can be hard for students to know where to take the first step and have a clear idea of where it might lead.

Fortunately, the MUSC pharmacy core curriculum and experiential program is supplemented by other learning opportunities like electives, student organizations, participation in national conferences and an invaluable resource of role models among MUSC pharmacy alumni.

The Career Pathways Initiative is designed to create an accessible bank of alumni career examples that students can review.

  • What is a day-in-the-life like?
  • How did you get there?
  • What should I be doing now to prepare?

We will be scouring the archives for stories that directly or indirectly answer these types of questions to gradually populate the career pathways bank.

We need you! Some of the most exciting examples are ones we don’t have yet. If you are willing to be one of the alumni career examples in the Career Pathways Initiative, contact hilro@musc.edu.