OXFORD, Miss. – Natalie Montgomery joined the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy this year as a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice.
For Montgomery, this has been a bit of a homecoming. She received her Pharm.D. from the school in 2008 and is excited to return to the Oxford area.
Get to know Montgomery in the Q&A below:
Where are you from?
What is your educational & professional background?
I received my Pharm.D. at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and did my PGY-1 residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. I worked in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit roughly 10 years before moving to Oxford. I served as a PBL facilitator, APPE preceptor, PGY-1 preceptor, PGY-2 critical care preceptor, IPPE PY2 longitudinal institutional preceptor and on the MSHP board for five years.
What brought you to the University of Mississippi?
We moved to Oxford. It is great to be back in Oxford and at the School of Pharmacy.
What do you do in your role as a faculty member?
Skills labs, lectures in various courses and electives such as PHCY 505, 506, 604 and the nutrition elective. I also work at a clinical site at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
What drew you to the School of Pharmacy?
It is a wonderful blend of many different areas of pharmacy.
What are some of your career highlights?
Working with kids!! Working with students and residents. Working with pharmacists both at clinical sites and with professional organizations.
What do you hope students gain from their classroom experiences?
Knowledge!! I hope this helps them in future endeavors. Not just the NAPLEX, but also wherever they decide to work.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?