Forgot Your Password?
Complete Story
 

September 2010 OPA Extern Profile: Anna Gehres

Anna Gehres                                    Anna at Senior Center                               

E-mail: annagehres@gmail.com
Pharmacy School: The Ohio State University
Undergraduate degree/institution:  Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences/OSU
Rotation Month at OPA:  September 2010

How did you get interested in the profession of pharmacy?
During high school, my father suggested that maybe I should check out pharmacy. I didn’t think much of it until I attended a Pharmacy Day event held by the OSU College of Pharmacy. As I sat in Parks Hall 107, and listened to Dr. Ken Hale, Jerry Cable, and Doc Lamberjack talk about the profession of pharmacy, I began to feel that maybe I had found my home. Before diving in, I needed to ‘try out’ pharmacy. I became a pharmacy technician and fell in love with the profession. I continue to be grateful for my pharmacy family and the many opportunities it has provided to me. I am truly blessed to have found a profession I love and a supportive family along with it!

Why did you choose OPA as a rotation site?
There were a couple of reasons. First, I was interested to see the workings behind an association such as OPA. I was interested in understanding how the association worked and the day-to-day life of the association staff. Second, I’ve always been interested in policy, advocacy and legislation. After coming to understand the importance of advocating for the profession of pharmacy, I’ve also come to understand the importance of OPA. I wanted to be a part of this and learn how I can increase my involvement in the association. Third, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend a month at OPA. I couldn’t pass it up!

What other pharmacy associations/organizations do you belong to?
APhA, APCO, ASP, ASHP, OSHP, SSHP, COSHP, ASCP, NCPA

Hobbies: volunteering, running, baking, reading, traveling


< Back | Printer Friendly Page
Get OPA Events via RSS

Events

 July 2015 
SMTWTFS
   1234
567
89
1011
12131415161718
1920212223
2425
262728
293031 
August 12, 2015

Pharmacist Training Program for Immunizations

OPA office (This is most likely the last immunization training we will offer in 2015.)

August 15, 2015

OPA/IACP: The Compound Conference

Hilton Columbus at Easton

August 19, 2015

Pharmacy Technician Education Seminar

Makoy Center, 5462 Center Street, Hilliard, OH 43026

August 19, 2015

Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists 11 am, 2 pm, & 6pm

September 24 - October 4, 2015

CE at Sea - Mediterranean Cruise