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Pharmacy Student Receives ACCP Student Travel Award

Posted on: January 21st, 2020 by herman

January 21, 2020

By Whitney Tarpy

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy student Victoria Miller received the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Student Travel Award, which assisted her in attending two of the organization’s annual meetings.

Miller, originally from Hartselle, Alabama, was an honoree at the 2018 meeting in Seattle and the 2019 conference in New York. The fourth-year student pharmacist joined other students, residents and practitioners from across the country to learn more about clinical pharmacy and the profession.

Three female students smile for the camera with screen in background reading "ACCP Annual Business Meeting"

Ole Miss Pharmacy student Victoria Miller (right) attended multiple ACCP conferences after receiving the Student Travel Award from the organization.

“I felt excited and honored when I was notified about receiving the travel award,” Miller said. “Being a fourth-year student, it is difficult to work enough in order to help fund these trips, and this award helped me attend this clinical meeting and prepare for residency applications and interviews.”

Attending the conferences, along with her involvement in ACCP, has helped Miller grow personally and professionally. ACCP has provided her opportunities to network, learn about a variety of clinical topics and develop leadership skills while she worked with its Student Network Advisory Committee.

“ACCP has inspired me to set higher goals for myself and be more involved with pharmacy organizations on a local and national level,” Miller said. “I am honored to have been a part of this amazing organization that truly caterers to its student and pharmacist members, and I am forever grateful for the opportunities that ACCP has given me.”

Victoria Miller

Victoria Miller spoke at the Student Chapter Forum during the 2018 ACCP Annual Meeting.

After graduation, Miller hopes to complete a pharmacy residency and obtain board certification in critical care, with plans to ultimately practice at a large academic medical center.

She encourages all students interested in clinical pharmacy to attend an ACCP meeting, especially the “Emerge from the Crowd” programming that advises students on how to stand out when applying for residencies and jobs.

“It’s always great to see motivated student pharmacists like Victoria selected for these competitive awards,” said David D. Allen, dean of the pharmacy school. “Victoria is an excellent representative for Ole Miss Pharmacy, and I can’t wait to see her impact on the future of the profession.”