Dr. Cookson completed his Pharm.D. as part of the inaugural class at Husson University School of pharmacy in Bangor, Maine. He was one of two in the first class of residents at MaineGeneral Medical Center's PGY-1 pharmacy residency. He became BCPS certified in 2016, and now works as a clinical pharmacist at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, North Carolina.
Dr. Cookson is a member of the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners Section Advisory Group on Small and Rural Hospitals.
Overview of Facility/Health System
Alamance Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is a 238 bed hospital that is part of the Cone Health system.
Dr. Cookson is involved with Rapid Improvement Event (RIE) around missing medications. Pharmacy and nursing representatives worked to develop a standard process for delivering, storing, retrieving, and requesting drug products.
Initial Involvement in ASHP
"I initially became involved with ASHP because I liked the information they have available about drug shortages and the discussions on ASHP Connect."
Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area
"Clinical and distributive pharmacy services cannot and should not be separated."
Value of ASHP
"You can ask a question to the ASHP community on Connect and get answers from pharmacist across the country. It's a great way to see what other facilities/practitioners are doing, and to request references to support practice changes."