Jenny McCabe decided she wanted to be a pharmacist after taking an AP Chemistry class her junior year of high school and "absolutely loved it," she said. The following year, she started looking in to career pathways with an emphasis in chemistry and had a teacher suggest pharmacy. "The rest is history," she added.
McCabe, originally from Topeka, expects to graduate from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 2020. Following graduation, she plans to pursuing a pharmacy residency and ultimately wants to be a Medical Science Liason. "MSL’s get to travel around the country and work with fellow healthcare providers, educating them on the latest drugs for unique indications," she said.
She named Brian Caswell, owner of Wolkar Drug, as someone who inspires her. "He’s providing top-of-the-line pharmacy care to small town Kansas through his independent pharmacies, serves on NCPA’s board of directors, and functions as a major pharmacist advocate (legislative influence) for all Kansas pharmacists – all while finding time to be the friendly neighborhood pharmacist of Baxter Springs."
She says the best advice she's been given came from her dad: 'Don’t sweat the petty stuff and don’t pet the sweaty stuff.'
"This is something funny my dad would say to me while growing up," she explained. "It’s still applicable to this day!"