PharmD and DO students named 2021 Future Clinician Leaders

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The North Carolina Medical Society recently announced four Campbell University students as members of the newest cohort of Future Clinician Leaders College (FCL) scholars:

College of Pharmacy
Brennen Guzik
Hunnain Siddiqui
Briana Williams

Brennen Guzik (’21 PharmD Candidate) is working toward a pharmacy residency that will prepare him for a career in oncology, infectious disease, or academia. He said, “I look forward to the opportunity of providing a pharmacy perspective to this interprofessional leadership program. Additionally, I believe this program will afford an opportunity to discuss tough health care challenges with future leaders across the state of North Carolina.”

Hunnain Siddiqui (’23 PharmD Candidate) hopes to complete a residency after graduation and become a clinical pharmacist. She stated, “I am excited to have this opportunity to further my leadership skills and learn more about the current issues that the healthcare field is facing. I plan to use this knowledge to become an active leader and advocate for the pharmacy profession.”

Briana Williams (’23 PharmD/MSPH Candidate) is aiming for employment with the Food and Drug Administration. She said, “I am very excited about the opportunity to be a part of the NCMS 2021 Future Clinician Leaders program. Being accepted for this leadership program will assist me with achieving my goal of being an active leader in our community, an innovative pharmacist, committed to a high quality of care, and aiding in improving the health of our world.”

Osteopathic Medicine
Heather Pol, PharmD (MS-II)

“I applied for this program because I am a non-traditional student with over ten years of pharmacy experience,” Heather Pol shared. “Because the FCL program is about interprofessional relationships, I thought my unique background could bring a new perspective. Also, the program is designed to strengthen my leadership skills, which are very important to me as a future physician.”

The FCL scholars began the year-long course of study starting in February 2021. The program, a partnership between the NCMS Foundation’s Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership and NC AHEC, offers leadership development for emerging leaders in health care professional training in North Carolina with an emphasis on leading in an interprofessional health care environment and networking across institutions.

“These students are following the footsteps of Campbell pharmacy and medicine alumni who have participated in this wonderful program that emphasizes leadership in today’s interprofessional healthcare environment,” said Dr. David Tolentino, associate dean for clinical affairs. I am excited for the opportunity they have to learn from and network with some wonderful leaders across North Carolina’s institutions. I am confident the lessons they will learn and experiences they will have will allow them to build new perspectives and expand their leadership and thinking as future leaders in healthcare.”