“ASHP connects me with other pharmacists with similar interests, provides resources to develop ideas, and makes me feel like I’m making an impact on the profession.”
Allison King, Pharm.D.
Allison King, Pharm.D., started working in the Accounts Receivable department in a mail order pharmacy when she was 15 years old and entered pharmacy school on a whim. “As I got further into pharmacy school, I realized that I really enjoyed the classes and content, and now, I'm more than 10 years into my pharmacy career,” she said.
Allison is the PGY1 Residency Coordinator and an Investigational Drug Services Pharmacist at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She joined ASHP in 2005 while she was pursuing a residency. “ASHP connects me with other pharmacists with similar interests, provides resources to develop ideas, and makes me feel like I’m making an impact on the profession,” she said. “ASHP understands pharmacists.”
Allison’s most memorable ASHP moment occurred the night before she was scheduled to leave for the 2006 Midyear Clinical Meeting. She accidentally ruined her residency research poster and scrambled to have it reprinted. “The only way to have the poster reprinted in time for our flight was to have it printed on vinyl instead of paper, so it smelled like a new plastic shower curtain,” she said.
Allison has held numerous leadership positions at ASHP. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners Advisory Group on Pharmacy Practice Experiences and was a resident and student poster mentor at the 2016 Midyear Clinical Meeting.