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March 2013 OPA Extern Profile: Marissa Henning

Name: Marissa Henning

E-mail:
Henning.62@osu.edu

Pharmacy school: Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

Marissa Henning

Undergraduate degree/institution: SUNY University at Buffalo

Hobbies: Running, spending time with my family, recreation sports with friends, and learning how to cook

How did you get interested in the profession of pharmacy? I always had an interest in the health care field, and wanted to pursue a career in that field.  I wasn’t sure what profession exactly, so I had set up various experiences to explore different areas.  I worked as a pharmacy technician throughout my time at SUNY University at Buffalo.  I had shadowing experiences in medicine and with a physician assistant.  After graduation, I worked full-time as a pharmacy technician in a hospital, and I loved it.  I had a great support system, and finally decided that pharmacy was a perfect fit as my future career.

 

Why did you choose OPA as a rotation? Throughout pharmacy school, I had a great amount of exposure to pharmacy associations through my various leadership positions at Ohio State.  As president of APhA-ASP, I became very familiar with OPA, and wanted to continue that throughout my fourth-year rotations.  I want to stay involved after graduation and I knew a rotation at OPA would give me a better understanding of association management.

 

What was the most significant or surprising experience at OPA? I think the most surprising experience at OPA was the wide variety of activities I have had the opportunity to take part in. I really enjoyed all of my projects throughout the month, everything from legislative activities, to reviewing documents for the annual conference, to presentations in the community. I learned that association management is very different day to day, and I found that as an exciting part of this rotation.

 

What other pharmacy associations/organizations do you belong to? APhA-ASP, SSHP/ASHP, PLS

 


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July 22, 2015

Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists 10 am & 3 pm

July 22, 2015
7:30AM-5:15PM

APhA's Delivering MTM Services Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

OPA office- 2674 Federated Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235

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