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Fellow Program

The UCSOP Fellowship program began with the Class of 2014.  Designed as a scholarship and leadership skill development program, prospective UCSOP students are selected through a competitive process.  Selection criteria includes at minimum: 

                Grade Point Average > 3.25

                Pharmacy College Admission Test Score > 50

                Interview Score > 18

Once selected, finalists must compose a 500 word essay.  Recipients qualify for scholarship assistance, which is renewable over a three year period.   Fellows are engaged in a range of leadership activities and must meet requirements, including a minimum 3.25 GPA, in order to maintain the fellowship.  Activities include participating in health related community events, attending professional meetings, developing posters, publications or presentations.

Meet the UCSOP Fellows

Jeremy Arthur of Bancroft WV, chose to attend UCSOP because of the rural focus of the program.  Being a UCSOP Fellow has taught him project management and organization.  He feels the early contacts within the school have helped him prepare and stay on top of coursework.

Sarah Bostic, whose current hometown is Pikeville, KY, likes the small class size of UCSOP and the interaction with the professors.  Sarah has honed her leadership skills as a result of activities that are part of the fellow program. 

Josh Dunn is from Noblesville, IN.  He chose UCSOP partly because of the rural focus of the program and the opportunity to become involved in advocacy, such as the Kanawha Coalition for community Health Improvement.  Josh plans to complete a residency upon graduation.

Jamie Huff is from Bunker Hill, WV.  As a UC undergrad, Jamie had the opportunity to interact with UCSOP students and faculty and felt very welcomed.  As a UCSOP Fellow, Jamie has become involved with research and how to use the best person in each work group to get the best result.  She is interested in ambulatory care or perhaps pharmaceutical research.

Niklas Naleid of San Jose, California, has learned the importance of balancing classroom expectations with extracurricular functions as part of being a UCSOP Fellow.  He hopes to enter health system pharmacy upon graduation.

Faculty Advisors 

Ms. Barbara Smith, (RPh, CDE), Instructor of Pharmacy Practice, is a Co-Advisor SOP Fellow Program.  She earned her degree in pharmacy at WVU School of Pharmacy.  Prior to joining UC School of Pharmacy, she worked as pharmacist in a community pharmacy setting.   In addition to classroom lectures, Ms. Smith leads the Diabetes Management Clinic at Roane General Hospital.

Dr. Jessica Robinson, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, is a Co-Advisor SOP Fellow Program.  Dr. Robinson earned her PharmD at WVU School of Pharmacy and completed a one year residency at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, followed by a second year of specialty residency in infectious disease at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  Her practice site is CAMC Internal Medicine Clinic.