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8/21/2017

Melody Sanchez, Pharm.D., M.H.A.

“The first time I went, [to the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting] I felt like I was bursting with knowledge.”

Melody Sanchez

Staff Pharmacist

Houston, MO

ASHP MEMBER SINCE 1992

When Melody Sanchez, Pharm.D., M.H.A., was first introduced to the field of pharmacy during a career fair in college, she thought, “I could do this for the rest of my life.”

Fast-forward 15 years and Dr. Sanchez is now a pharmacist at the Texas County Memorial Hospital in the greater St. Louis area.

She first joined ASHP as a student pharmacist and took full advantage of everything ASHP membership has to offer, including attending the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. “The first time I went, I felt like I was bursting with knowledge,” said Dr. Sanchez. “I loved the fact that you could ask questions.”

One of Dr. Sanchez’s proudest career moments was when she co-authored an article for a pharmacy magazine about anticoagulants during a rotation. Two years later, one of Dr. Sanchez’s students cited the article. “The student was amazed that I was among some of the many great pharmacists that we worked with,” said Dr. Sanchez.

Dr. Sanchez is a big supporter of ASHP membership. She often tells students who would like to follow in her footsteps to “definitely become a member of ASHP.” She added that ASHP gives her the education and networking opportunities she needs to practice at the top of her license in a rural setting.