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August 31, 2016

Dr. Jessica D. Johnson first set her sights on a career in pharmacy while she was still in high school.

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“I decided to pursue a career in pharmacy my junior year of high school. I was afforded the opportunity to work in a retail pharmacy, where I saw first-hand the impact pharmacists have in their patients’ lives,” she recalls.

After earning her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of South Carolina, Johnson was accepted into South University’s School of Pharmacy.

“The South University School of Pharmacy faculty and staff made my program a home away from home. They were with me through many ups and downs, and always pushed me to strive for excellence.

“Beyond the foundational knowledge, I believe the South University School of Pharmacy thoroughly prepared me for multiple patient and collegial interactions that I would encounter in my career,” Johnson said.

After graduation, Johnson completed a Postgraduate Year One pharmacy residency with the Carl Vinson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia. Her PGY-2 residency is with the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Illinois, specializing in ambulatory care. After her final residency, Johnson plans to work as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the ambulatory care setting of a Veterans Affairs medical facility.

“I am excited to see what my future holds. I know the foundation received from the South University School of Pharmacy has well-equipped me for my future endeavors.”

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