Featured PILs Ambassador:
Chelsea Sumner, PharmD
Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmacy Specialist
Who/what inspired you to pursue pharmacy?
I was inspired to pursue pharmacy by my mentor Carla White, who is an Associate Dean at UNC School of Pharmacy. She Fascinated me with all of the opportunities that are available to PharmDs.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your area of pharmacy practice?
At what moment did you realize you were a real pharmacist?
When I put RPh behind my name it really dawned on me that I was a whole pharmacist.
Which prominent figure, past or present, leadership style do you admire and why?
Michelle Obama – she’s authentic and genuine and she shows up to the world as best she can as herself with no apologies. I want to live a life that is me unapologetically where I help make people’s lives better because I’ve lived. She exemplifies to me servant leadership which is something I aspire to emulate.
What particular aspect of your field/specialization do you foresee drastically changing in the next 5 years?
Interview by: Chandler Schexnayder, PharmD, BCPS, CDE.