Why I Volunteer! (Hint, You Can Too)
By Matt Harman, PharmD, MPH, Director of Pharmacy, Employers Health
I would not be where I am at in my career if it were not for AMCP members introducing me to the variety of opportunities in the wonderful world of managed care when I was a student. That is why I jumped on the opportunity to volunteer as a virtual preceptor for the AMCP Foundation Summer Internship Program the past few years. It has been a very rewarding experience for a number of reasons. The primary one is the ability to connect with high-quality pharmacy students as they begin their journey to become future managed care leaders. I have enjoyed learning about each student’s career interests through our regular conversations and providing insight on how to navigate the back half of their pharmacy school experience for success. I have been lucky to be paired with students that have gone on to strong residency programs and participate on the first-place team at the AMCP Foundation National P&T Competition.
This summer via the AMCP Foundation/Allergan Plc Specialized Summer Internship Program in Health Outcomes, I was grateful to be paired with Ryan Thaliffdeen, a bright student from the University of California, San Francisco College of Pharmacy. I look forward to meeting him in person at AMCP Nexus 2019 where he will present his poster on “Health Care Costs of (Major Depressive Disorder) MDD Patients over Multiple Lines of Therapy and Major Depressive Episodes.” I strongly encourage you all to meet him as well and volunteer next summer to be a virtual preceptor as well. I promise you will not regret the decision.
Give your time and volunteer with the AMCP Foundation. See where you can make a difference.
AMCP Foundation Poster Mentor (Volunteers needed for Nexus 2019)