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Establishing a Support System During Pharmacy School – Advice for Incoming Students

Broadcast Date: September 15, 2022


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This episode will provide insight on how to establish and maintain wellbeing during the first year of pharmacy school. Listeners will here from three rising P2 students that were able to create support systems that helped them be successful academically and mentally.


Sundas AzimSundas Azim is a PharmD candidate who is enrolled at Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University in Fairfax. Sundas is a rising second year student who will be holding the OTC Medication Safety Chair position for APhA and the webmaster position for SVSHP. Sundas obtained her Bachelor of Science in health Sciences from James Madison University where she also had a concentration in pre-Pharmacy. Sundas is currently working as a pharmacy intern at CVS Pharmacy.

Hanifa AktarHanifa Aktar is a second year PharmD student at Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy. She is also pursuing master’s in business administration degree at Shenandoah University. Hanifa is part of student Organizations such as SVSHP serving as Advocacy officer and NCODA as Vice president. She is advocate for Asian community for medication adherence. Hanifa completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at New Jersey City University.

Bathsheba TeshomeBathsheba Teshome is ASHP’s 2022 Summer Intern, working out of the OMR office under Melanie Smith. Bathsheba is a rising second year student at Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy. Where Bathsheba will be serving as the President-Elect for SVSHP, the Class of 2025 Vice President, and CPFI Vice President this upcoming school year. Prior to pharmacy school Bathsheba got her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Virginia Tech.


The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.
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