About my pharmacy practice journey, education, and key accomplishments:
Dr. Arnoldi received her Pharm.D. from Midwestern University Chicago College of pharmacy and completed a PGY1 Residency at Deaconess Health System in Evansville, Indiana. After her postgraduate training, Dr. Arnoldi worked at HSHS St. John's Hospital for two years as a clinical staff pharmacist prior to transitioning to a role in academia. For six years, Dr. Arnoldi provided inpatient clinical services with an adult inpatient medicine team with physicians from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine at HSHS St. John's Hospital.
Current employment, practice, and academic responsibilities:
Dr. Arnoldi is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Assistant Director of Experiential Education at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. The School was established in 2003 and Dr. Arnoldi joined the faculty in 2009. Within this role, she is responsible for the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) program and teaching four required courses in Personal and Professional Development.
Significant projects and accomplishments:
Dr. Arnoldi is currently working on a multi-institution project studying Optimizing IPPE Readiness Through Near-Peer Personal Insight and Reflection that is supported through grant funding. She is also working on an ASHP preceptor development webinar on Gen Z.
Professional Engagement & SPE Please describe your professional involvement with ASHP.
Dr. Arnoldi initially became involved as a student pharmacist and has stayed involved at the state affiliate and national level. When the formation of SPE was announced, she was eager to get involved and signed up as a member. In addition, she volunteered within the Student Education and Learning Experiences Special Advisory Group (SAG). Diving in to the smaller workgroup led to a lot of great networking, idea sharing, and collaboration.
Share your thoughts on ASHP’s value as a professional organization in contributing to the education of the pharmacy workforce? What do you think are some key success, resources, and opportunities?
ASHP is an invaluable resource for students, new practitioners, and seasoned professionals. From educational resources such as AJHP, continuing education, and meetings to advocacy events, leadership opportunities, networking, and resources, ASHP has it all. Personally, getting involved in ASHP Sections and Forums, along with connecting with colleagues has been very helpful in my professional development.
What advice would you provide for individuals new to your area of practice
My advice is to get involved and put yourself out there, while respecting your own boundaries and needs. Use networking opportunities to seek out a mentor who can help you grow in the area(s) you need most!