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Sara DelVecchio, PharmD 2017

Hired as a Staff Pharmacist for Wegmans in Maryland

“UB SPPS provides so many opportunities for leadership, which has helped me obtain my dream job.”

Hometown:
Rochester, NY

Why did you choose pharmacy?
I have known that I wanted to go into pharmacy since I was 16 years old. I originally thought I wanted to pursue a career as a doctor, but I realized my passion is really for medications and how they work in the body. I have worked in the pharmacy since I was 17 and have never thought twice about my decision.

Describe your experience at the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences:
I attended UB as an undergraduate student and was accepted to UB SPPS through the early assurance program. My experience with UB SPPS has been very positive and I look forward to staying active in the school as an alumni.

What are you doing after graduation?
I was hired as a Staff Pharmacist at Wegmans in Maryland. My responsibilities will include providing exceptional care in the aspects of dispensing medications, answering questions and counseling on medications. I will also be involved in several wellness initiatives, such as immunizations, medication therapy management, disease state management and health screenings. 

How did UB SPPS help you attain this position?
UB SPPS provides so many opportunities for leadership, which has helped me obtain my dream job. UB SPPS has prepared me to be a competent pharmacy professional in all aspects of pharmacy, and I am confident that I will be a successful pharmacist.

Advice for future UB SPPS students:
Be a Deans Student Ambassador from your first semester! There are so many great ways to be involved as a DSA and it reminds you how excited you once were to start pharmacy school. I loved helping with the interviews for the incoming classes. 

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