May 2, 2013

Student Profiles – Ashley Paladino ’15

Ashley P2Hometown: Fort Smith, Ark.
Undergraduate degree/university: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/The University of Tulsa

 Background & Reason for Choosing Pharmacy
In middle school, I became interested in a career in the medical field after my dad survived throat cancer. In high school and college, I excelled at mathematics and chemistry, and realized that pharmacy was a great fit for me.

Choosing UAMS & Opportunities It Provides
UAMS is a large medical center; and therefore, offers a large number of resources and opportunities on the campus where student go to class every day. UAMS College of Pharmacy has an established program with a history of developing students into pharmacists who excel in the field. I am excited to be able to be a part of such a great program so close to my family. One of my favorite things about the UAMS College of Pharmacy is its dedication to providing a variety of unique opportunities for its students.

Plans after Graduation
I am interested in pharmacy education, but have not made any concrete plans yet.

Advice for Prospective Students
Come to pharmacy school with the mindset that you are going to have to work hard, but that you will learn a lot of information that will help you become a great professional. There is always more information to learn. I truly feel like I am learning tons of new stuff every day, and I love it!

Leadership Roles
2011 – Present American Pharmacist Association- Academy of Student Pharmacists, 2012-2013 Vice President for Communications, 2012 Class Project Donations Committee Chair, 2012 – Present UAMS College of Pharmacy Assessment Committee, 2012 – Present UAMS Mission, Planning, & Evaluation Self Study Committee, 2012 – Present UAMS New Student Pharmacist Orientation Committee, 2011 – Present UAMS College of Pharmacy Honor Council Representative