OEE Spotlight: Amy Woods
Amy Woods is the Assistant Director of Experiential Education and Director of Continuing Pharmacy Education and Certificate Programs at Duquesne. Building relationships with preceptors is one of her favorite aspects of the job. Helping students to realize their passion in the profession through the robust, diverse rotation offerings from our incredible preceptors is what is most rewarding to Amy.
How long have you worked at Duquesne?:
Previous work experience/precepting:
Upon graduating from Duquesne in 2012, Amy began her career as a pharmacist at Target Pharmacy. She enjoyed the opportunity to connect with so many patients and colleagues by traveling to many stores within her district. She then transitioned to a clinical pharmacist role at an independent pharmacy, Hunter Pharmacy, where she was able to expand immunization efforts, coordinate patient care services, and establish a relationship with Duquesne to precept IPPE and APPE students. While her passion never left community pharmacy, having the opportunity to work with students everyday was an opportunity that she could only dream of. Amy became a member of the OEE as the Coordinator of Assessment and then moved to the Assistant Director two years later.
Amy enjoys anything outdoors! She especially enjoys hiking with her husband and 9-month-old son. Her favorite hike so far was the Yosemite Falls trail. She loves to go bike riding and can't wait to take her son on the bike trail!
What you enjoy most about your job:
Amy truly enjoys collaborating with preceptors to establish strong rotation sites for our students. By having a variety of unique rotation sites available, this supports her passion for helping students navigate the rotation selection process and finding rotations that they are excited to learn more about. There are so many opportunities in the pharmacy profession, and Amy loves helping students experience all that they can and find their own passion!
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