College of Pharmacy alumni Dr. Rebecca Lucas Chapman (’12) and Dr. John Pustulka (’12) are co-coordinating the summer internship program for Walgreens in Nashville. Chapman said the majority of students in the program are enrolled in pharmacy school at either Belmont or Lipscomb. The main focus of the program is to develop strong future pharmacists who prefer to practice in a community setting. The program provides not only real-life experiences to the interns but also the tools and resources community pharmacists utilize on a daily basis.
In addition, Chapman recently accepted the position of pharmacy manager for Walgreens in Hermitage, Tenn. near Tulip Grove. Chapman will implement quality assurance protocols to increase drug safety, provide medication therapy management services and oversee drug inventory.