Building to a Career in Pharmacy Associations
Guest: Nikolaus Lawson
P4 at Campbell University College of Pharmacy
Nik Lawson is a 4th year student pharmacist at Campbell University, in Bowies Creek, North Carolina. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Virginia in 2012, and MBA from Campbell University in December 2016. He’ll complete his PharmD in May 2017. While at Campbell, his greatest experiences have come from working with APhA-ASP as Policy Vice President and the state association, N-CAP, as Chair of the Student Pharmacist Network. After graduating in May, he plans to pursue a two-year residency in Health-System Pharmacy Administration where he can further develop his skills as a clinician and pharmacy leader.
Everyone’s leadership road is a little different; tell us a little bit about your road to pharmacy school and what made you decide on pharmacy as a profession.
You are at Campbell University in North Carolina, which is outside your home state of Virginia, what made you make the move?
When did you decide that the PharmD/MBA was something you wanted to do and tell me a little bit about how the two degrees work in tandem at Campbell?
You’re heavily involved in Association Management, tell us about your path from technician to Student Pharmacist Network Chair at N-CAP [[it’s audio, so I just want to remind myself]]
You got to experience a pharmacy association in an APPE rotation, tell us what you did on a day-to-day and week-to-week basis.
How does the NCAP set priorities for the legislative session?
Tell me a little bit about how attending regional and national meetings impacts your role as a leader in a pharmacy school especially with APhA-ASP and your efforts as the Policy and Advocacy Vice President position.
You’re graduating soon; tell me about APhA’s New Practitioner’s Network and how that might fit into your future.
You’ve been tagged as a leader by the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, what do you think made you stand out?
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