Meet Kristen! She was a biochem major in undergrad, chose UNC because of its location and faculty, and wants to see the Northern Lights.
Kristen Leger, Class of 2017, Chapel Hill Campus
Hometown: Hickory, NC
Prior Education: Bachelor’s degree, North Carolina State University
If you could have an endless supply of any one type of food, what would you choose?
Pickles, especially fried.
If you won a lottery ticket for $100 million dollars, what would you do with it?
Travel the world! I would love to visit unique places such as Bora Bora, Fiji or Iceland to see the Northern Lights.
What advice would you give a prospective students interested in pharmacy?
Shadow pharmacists to gain a better understanding of the field and to identify mentors who can write strong letters of recommendation for your application. Also seek out programs designed for pre-pharmacy students such as Mentoring Future Leaders in Pharmacy (MFLIP) or Leadership, Excellence, and Development (LEAD) at UNC.
What experience from undergrad best prepared you for pharmacy school?
I was a biochemistry major in undergrad and I felt that the advanced biochemistry courses really helped prepare me for my courses in pharmacy school, not only content-wise, but also by helping me learn time management and successful study habits.
Why did you choose the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy?
I chose the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy because it was the perfect blend of everything I was looking for. I was drawn to the faculty of the school because I wanted to learn from the best in the field. I also was excited to be located near Research Triangle Park (RTP) where so many pharmaceutical companies call home. I liked how the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is closely connected to UNC Hospitals, and there were many opportunities to shadow pharmacists in the UNC health-system or complete rotations at UNC Hospitals.
What makes for a successful pharmacy student at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy?
A successful pharmacy student at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is one who is motivated, excited to learn, and a team-player. Being a pharmacy student at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy includes dynamic coursework with small group learning, and flipped classroom models that require students to always be prepared for class and engaged.
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