Student Member Stories: Melanie King

January 2, 2023

About Melanie

Pronouns: She/Her
School, Program & Year: Memorial University, PharmD, fourth year 
Social media: Mellyjking on Twitter, Melanie King on LinkedIn

What is enticing to you about hospital pharmacy?

I love how pharmacists can play an essential role in managing drug therapy problems on an interdisciplinary team. I love how you are able to utilize your clinical knowledge and learn about specialized fields.

What drew you to join CSHP as a student?

I always found hospital pharmacy intriguing and thought it would be a great way to learn more. I started volunteering with our CSHP NL Branch on the education committee and then became the MUN junior student representative for the CSHP NL Branch and now am the senior representative.

How do you see yourself reflected by CSHP?

I love how there are so many student opportunities and resources. From webinars to journal clubs to provincial branches there are so many student events to learn more and meet others with similar interests. 

Have you ever attended or presented at a CSHP event?

I have attended the Together conferences virtually the past three years. I have also attended the Fall and Spring CE Days for the CSHP NL Branch for the past several years. I learned so much through these conferences and learning events such as interesting clinical topics that we have limited exposure to in school.

What is one CSHP resource or benefit that you couldn’t live without?

Webinars. Webinars are super valuable and being in Newfoundland, where travelling to events is more difficult, webinars have been a great way to advance my learning. 

What is one piece of advice you give soon-to-be pharmacy students?

 Get involved! You are only in pharmacy school once and you should make the most of it!


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