Meet Eric! He enjoys learning about Infectious Diseases, working in a community pharmacy in his hometown, and is a big fan of Cook Out’s Banana Pudding Milkshake.
Eric Moody, Class of 2017, Chapel Hill Campus
Hometown: Deep Run, NC
Prior Education: Associate’s degree, Lenoir Community College
If they made a movie of your life, which actor/actress would you cast to play you?Chris Pratt, I mean, we’re practically long-lost siblings.
If you could have an endless supply of any one type of food, what would you choose?
That’s a tough one. It would be a tie between Bojangles’ chicken supremes and Cookout’s Banana Pudding milkshake.
If you won a lottery ticket for $100 million dollars, what would you do with it?
I would pay off all my student loans, my wife’s student loans, my parent’s cars & house, 10% to my church (as tithing), and save up the rest for my future children.
If you had one extra hour each day, how would you use it?
I would love to have an extra hour per day to relax and chill out, but I know how I am so it would end up being an extra hour to study. I live an exciting lifestyle 🙂
How did you get interested in pharmacy?
I became interested in pharmacy when I started working at a small, independent pharmacy on the weekends back home. My boss was a great mentor and he loved his customers. He taught me many things, but learning how to treat your customers like family was the best lesson he taught.
What advice would you give a prospective students interested in pharmacy?
NEVER lose faith in yourself, what you can do, and what you have the potential to become.
NEVER compare yourself to your class mates. You are all on different levels of learning and pharmacy school is not a race. Focus on doing your best and not the best of others.
NEVER become a Duke fan 🙂
What’s been one of your favorite experiences at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy so far?
One of my favorite experiences at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has been participating in the Recruitment Ambassadors Program. In this program, I have volunteered my time and talents to interact with students interested in the PharmD program, students who have applied to the PharmD program, and students who have been accepted to the PharmD program. Having the opportunity to give back to the pharmacy school and its future students has been a wonderful, rewarding experience.
What area of pharmacy is most interesting to you?
I have come to love the area of Infectious Disease over the past few months of school. It’s one of the areas you will be exposed to the most in practice and I find the mechanisms of action for antibiotics/antifungals/antivirals to be pretty awesome. I love Community pharmacy as well and it will always hold a special place in my heart.
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