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Letters from Pharmacy Residents: Navigating Your Career is a collection of 33 inspiring letters from young practitioners who have recently completed their own PGY1 or PGY2 residency. Edited by Sara J. White, Harold N. Godwin, and Susan Teil Boyer, this book is the latest addition to ASHP’s Letters series, a one-of-a-kind road map to the pharmacy experience. Letters from Pharmacy Residents joins the other titles as part of a growing collection of personal letters created to inspire and comfort pharmacists through all stages of their professional journey.
Today’s new pharmacy school graduates are eager to find ways to set themselves apart from the crowd and land a coveted residency position, although no one really knows what to expect from their experience. Is this the right choice for me? What is the value of a residency? What is the process for selecting and applying to various positions? These questions, and many more, are tackled in Letters from Pharmacy Residents: Navigating Your Career, a collection of 33 inspiring letters from young practitioners who have recently completed their own PGY1 or PGY2 residency.
Edited by Sara J. White, Harold N. Godwin, and Susan Teil Boyer, this book is the latest addition to ASHP’s Letters series, a one-of-a-kind road map to the pharmacy experience. Letters from Pharmacy Residents joins Letters to a Young Pharmacist: Sage Advice on Life and Career from Extraordinary Pharmacists and Letters from Rising Pharmacy Stars: Advice on Creating and Advancing Your Career in a Changing Profession, as part of a growing collection of personal letters created to inspire and comfort pharmacists through all stages of their professional journey.
Each chapter is a personal letter to the reader, filled with practical advice and insight on a wide range of experiences. More than a book, Letters from Pharmacy Residents is an essential guide to navigating your life and pharmacy journey.
Sara J. White, RPh, MS, FASHP
Sara J. White is (Ret.) Director of Pharmacy, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA. She is currently a primary faculty member for the ASHP Education and Research Foundation’s Pharmacy Leadership Academy and Leaders Innovation Masters Series programs and a pharmacy leadership coach. Sara previously served as Associate Director, Director of Clinical Education, and Professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center and School of Pharmacy for 20 years. She graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy. After graduation, White worked at the University of Oregon Medical Center and Emanuel Hospital in Portland for 2 years. She then earned her Master of Science degree at The Ohio State University and completed an ASHP-accredited residency at The Ohio State University Hospitals and Clinics.
White has served as President of the Greater Kansas City Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Kansas Society of Hospital Pharmacists, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She has also served ASHP as Chair of the House of Delegates, a board member, and a council member. She has received multiple awards for her contributions to pharmacy, including the Kansas Hospital Pharmacist of the Year Award, Kansas Pharmacist of the Year Award, Harold N. Godwin Lecture Award, Lambda Kappa Sigma Vanguard Leadership Award, Clifton J. Latiolais Award, John A. Webb Lecture Award, Ohio State Jack L. Beal Postbaccalaureate Award, ASHP Distinguished Leadership Award, and the Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award.
Harold N. Godwin, RPh, MS, FASHP, FAPhA
Harold N. Godwin is Professor Emeritus, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy; Past President, ASHP, ACPE, and APhA; and Faculty, ASHP Foundation’s Pharmacy Leadership Academy. Godwin earned his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and his MS in Hospital Pharmacy from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus. He completed a residency in pharmacy administration from The Ohio State University Hospitals.
Godwin received the 2018 Remington Honor Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Pharmacists Association.
Susan Teil Boyer, RPh, MS, FASHP
Susan Teil Boyer is Senior Consultant, ASHP Consulting and Past Board Member, ASHP. She is the former Executive Director of the Washington State Board of Pharmacy. She earned her MS in Pharmacy from The Ohio State University and her BS from the University of Washington.