Student: Sophia Miller
Program: Dual Doctor of Pharmacy & Master of Science in Public Health
Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University
Briefly describe your accomplishments, strengths, passions and experiences. What do you bring to the Campbell classroom? One of my biggest accomplishments was graduating Cum Laude from NC State University with a BS in Biological Sciences, with a Human Biology concentration with double minors in Forensic Science and Microbiology. During the last year of my degree, I worked as an undergraduate research assistant, a cashier at the local Food Lion, and a peer mentor for incoming NCSU transfer students. Although my schedule was very busy, but necessary to help pay the bills, I made sure to stay positive and not give up on my goals! Getting into pharmacy school is also something that I am very proud of. It is rewarding to know that the time and effort I spent preparing for interviews, the PCAT, and essays was successful. No matter how crazy or stressful things might get, I know I will always have a positive attitude walking into a Campbell University classroom!
Why did you choose Campbell University, your program, and/or what are you most excited about? I chose Campbell University because of its close-knit community, impressive Doctor of Pharmacy program, and unique Master of Science in Public Health program. I have a strong passion for science, healthcare, and rural heath, so I knew early on that Campbell’s PharmD/MSPH dual degree program would be the perfect fit for me. The dual degree program will teach me the skills I need to be the best health care professional that I can be and also one that is prepared to help serve those who live in underserved and/or rural communities. I am most excited for Interprofessional Education events because I will have the opportunity to work alongside students from all CPHS programs.
What are your career goals and/or What legacy do you hope to leave? My career goal is to be an outpatient or ambulatory care pharmacist. Being a pharmacist in this area would give me the opportunity to work more directly with patients and assist them with medication compliance and management. As a pharmacist I would be there at every step of the patients’ medical journey, no matter how big or small, and that is very special. As a future health care provider, I hope to use my dual degree and all the experiences I have made here at Campbell to help mend health care disparities between rural and urban areas.
Additional comments you would like to share – it can be anything about your hobbies, journey, faith, pets, etc. When I am not school, you can find me spending time with my amazing boyfriend of 5 years, Joel, and our sweet pitbull, Hazel. I also have worked in retail pharmacy for over 5 and 1/2 years and just recently passed my Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam, which was a huge goal of mine!