Jamie Carreon decided she wanted to be a pharmacist while growing up in Garden City, KS. When she was 18, the pharmacy manager she had been working with helped her become a nationally certified pharmacy technician. But she knew she wanted more. "As I left for college, I knew pharmacy school was the only path for me," she said.
A recent University of Kansas School of Pharmacy graduate, Carreon is ready to begin her career in community pharmacy. She currently is looking for employment.
"I have met so many inspirational pharmacists along my journey and especially during my APPE rotations," she said. "One pharmacist in particular was Talal Nassar. Talal is the most passionate pharmacist I have had the opportunity to meet. He is a graduate from Purdue University and seeks to only work at the very top of his degree in a hospital setting. He is very devoted to patient care and involvement in the patient care team. He was always spreading the message that we as pharmacist are not only there to renally adjust medication but we are a very big part in the interdisciplinary team and we are here to help provide the best care for our patients. He was such a great pharmacist to work with. He truly inspired me to provide the best care I possibly can to keep educating myself and learn more after graduation, to advocate for our profession as much as possible, to keep expanding what it means for us as pharmacist, and to work at the top of our license."
Outside of pharmacy, Carreon said she loves activities that involve her dog and being at the lake with friends and family. She also enjoys spending time with her grandmother - "taking her shopping and getting pedicures!"