Alumna: Paige Brown
Program: Doctor of Pharmacy
Undergraduate Institution: Chowan University
Where are you currently employed: Campbell University
Title: Assistant Dean of Interprofessional Education; Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Tell us a little bit about how amazing your current position is and what you do. My current role in interprofessional education provides valuable insight as we continue to improve interprofessional collaborative practice with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient outcomes and changing the landscape of healthcare in North Carolina and the nation. At Campbell, we are training students to become practice ready with a focus on patient care from an interprofessional team.
Why did you choose CPHS and what benefits do you believe you gained from attending Campbell? I chose CPHS for my education as a pharmacist because it met and exceeded every desired aspect I had for my professional program. Campbell is a special place, and I knew it the minute I set foot on campus for my pharmacy school interview. The environment at Campbell allowed me to grow and develop professionally and personally. I was able to go and ask my professors questions, socialize with new and old friends, and create lifelong networks all while completing the requirements of pharmacy school at one of the best programs in the state and nation. I truly would not be where I am today without the mentors and education I received from Campbell. I will always be Campbell Proud!
Please summarize your personal, business, and academic journey, please be sure to include info about underserved, practicum, awards won, promotions, national organization leadership positions, papers published, etc. I have my PharmD and am the Assistant Dean of Interprofessional Education at Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. I graduated with my doctorate of pharmacy from Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and then completed an ASHP accredited geriatrics residency with Campbell University and the department of family medicine at ECU Brody School of Medicine. Following residency, I served as a clinical pharmacist for family medicine, a pharmacy education specialist at Vidant Medical Center, a clinical assistant professor for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and an assistant director of the Eastern Area Health Education Center. Previously, I served as the Vice Chair of Experiential Education for the Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences pharmacy program. I am actively involved in numerous department, college and university committees as well as serve as an advisor to multiple student organizations including the NCAP student chapter, SWIPE, CPFI, and Phi Delta Chi. I am also a steering committee member of the North Carolina IPE Leadership Collaborative with the NC AHEC system. Nationally, I serve on the communications committee for AIHC and have recently served as chair of the newsletter committee for AACP’s Experiential SIG.
At Campbell we believe in purposeful lives and meaningful service. What legacy are you leaving? Leaving a legacy is something that we all hope to do. I would like to think that my legacy would be a smiling, friendly face that supported students, faculty, and staff alike in all of their endeavors while also continuing to promote and enhance an environment of learning centered around interprofessional collaboration to improve the lives of our patients and ultimately the welfare of those in rural and surrounding communities.
Reasons why prospective students should choose Campbell over other Graduate and Professional Schools. Campbell provides students with opportunities unlike other programs in the following ways:
- great faculty to student ratio as well as faculty that are supportive and caring
- opportunities to grow and develop professionally and personally through education and service
- reputation of success on board exams and for graduate job placement
- ability to learn from, with, and about other health professions through intentional and organic interprofessional education experiences
- opportunity to complete experiential training at nationally recognized medical institutions and sites