University of Florida College of Pharmacy
PharmD Candidate 2023
Shirly Ly is a second-year student pharmacist at the University Of Florida College Of Pharmacy on the Gainesville Campus. Prior to attending pharmacy school, she graduated from the University of Florida where she received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science and a minor in Nutritional Sciences. Shirly serves on the Student Board Committee and the Communications Council of the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP), as well as an active member of the SSHP chapter at the Gainesville campus. She is also actively involved with APhA-ASP, ACCP, Kappa Epsilon, and PLS. Outside of school, Shirly enjoys volunteering at local free clinics, such as Equal Access Clinic and Grace Pharmacy of Alachua County and Gainesville, which aim to serve the underserved population, as well as the opportunity to prepare and administer vaccines to frontline workers and the elderly population at several COVID-19 vaccine clinics through UF Health and Florida Department of Health. She is engaged in various community service projects and hopes to improve access to healthcare within her community. In her free time, Shirly likes to listen to music and podcasts, cooking, and checking out new restaurants in town. Shirly’s professional interests include ambulatory care, oncology, and pharmacogenomics, and further exploring health-system pharmacy administration, as well as advocate for the profession. She is currently pursuing a Certificate in Personalized Medicine within the College of Pharmacy. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a residency. Shirly is grateful to her family, friends, and mentors for their unwavering support in her endeavors as a life-long learner in this rewarding profession and look forward to learning from and working with the team at ASHP!
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy
PharmD/MHI Candidate 2024
Khushali Sarnot is a rising P2 at Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. Sarnot completed two years of the undergraduate prerequisites for the School of pharmacy on main campus at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Along with her PharmD, Sarnot is pursuing a Masters in Health Informatics as well. She is highly involved with the school of pharmacy serving as the Class Vice President and historian, President-Elect for the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP), and Fundraising and Social Chair for American Pharmacist Association- Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). Sarnot is also involved in her university’s Indian Student Association on main campus. Along with being involved at school and serving for many executive positions, Sarnot also brought her passion project Love For Our Elders volunteering program to her class and to SSHP. Aside from school, Sarnot works as a Pharmacy Intern across the river in St. Louis, Missouri at a major level 1 trauma center hospital called SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. Sarnot has also gained experience in community pharmacy in her undergrad years as a Pharmacy Tech in a family-owned grocery chain pharmacy primarily located in the Midwest. In her free time, Sarnot likes to give back on her weekends by volunteering at Hope Rescue Shelter, taking care of special needs or elderly dogs in the shelter. Her hobbies include knitting, painting, and baking. After pharmacy school Sarnot is planning on pursuing a residency and learning more about the profession of pharmacy. Sarnot is very grateful for the opportunity ASHP provided her in the role of a summer intern and for allowing her to be a part of an organization that is paving the path for the profession.
Wingate University School of Pharmacy
PharmD Candidate 2023
I am a rising P3 student at Wingate University School of Pharmacy. I attend a smaller campus in Hendersonville North Carolina. My first two years of undergraduate I spent fulfilling pre requisites. I enjoy being involved in my school and community. Currently I am an AHEC Scholar with Mountain Area Health Center (MAHEC) which focuses on seeing the inequities in rural areas. I am the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP) President, National Community Oncology Association (NCODA) Vice President, and Phi Lamda Sigma Leadership Society (PLS) secretary. In addition to serving on chairs in other organizations, and always being ready to lead in my school and advocate for my chosen profession. Currently I spend my weekends at Sam’s Club pharmacy. When I am not there I have volunteered at local hospitals (Pardee, Advent Health Hospital) to help with the recent COVID19 mass vacation clinics. I’m very involved in my church. I am fortunate to live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Westen North Carolina where I spend time hiking, camping, paddle boarding, and rock climbing. I revel in being out in nature. Focusing on my physical and mental fitness is something I also strive to accomplish every day. Fitness first became important to me because of my passion for volleyball though school, competitive club ball, college, and later coaching. After pharmacy school I plan on pursing a residency, and I am excited for the vast options a career in pharmacy can take me. I am honored to be chosen to be an active part in the development of our profession at ASHP this summer, and I am excited to stay learning this summer from our nation's leaders in pharmacy.