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Meet Our Student Pharmacist, Steve McVey, for the Month of June at Plain City Druggist.

This month, we are joined in the pharmacy by Steve McVey, a fourth year pharmacy student from The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy. We are very fortunate to have a pharmacy student at each of the three stores this month. Steve is here in Plain City. Stephanie VanHouten, who we introduced you to earlier in the week, is at Karl Road. Later this week, we’ll introduce you to Andris Grinvalds, who is rotating through at Happy Druggist, West Jefferson.

Steve will graduate in May 2020 and will then take the test to become a registered pharmacist. Steve will be with us here in Plain City throughout June, so please stop by and meet him while he is in the store.

Here is what Steve tells us about himself:

My name is Steve McVey and I am a fourth year pharmacy student at The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy and will graduate in May 2020. I am excited to be spending my June rotation at Plain City Druggist and getting to know all of you! I’m currently working as an intern for Meijer at the Sawmill Road location in Dublin and I’ve met some wonderful people from the Plain City area.

I’m originally from Salem, UT, a small town about an hour south of Salt Lake City. I grew up playing sports all through my childhood and throughout school. I played basketball, football, and ran track for Spanish Fork High school and graduated in 2008. From 2008-2010, I completed a service mission for my church in Portland, OR serving in the Latino communities.

I graduated from Brigham Young University in 2015 with a degree in Microbiology and a minor in Spanish. While at BYU, I met my sweetheart, Andrea, and we were married in 2012. We live in Columbus with our two boys and are expecting a third.

Most of my free time now is spent with my family exploring Columbus and the surrounding areas. Our boys really love visiting COSI, the zoo, and anywhere they can run around outside. When I get the chance, some of my hobbies include golfing, playing guitar, basketball (although it’s been a long, long time), reading, and fixing up our home.

I first became interested in pharmacy in high school. One of my health teachers would bring in different healthcare professionals to speak to us about their occupations. A pharmacist she invited in shared some information about pharmacy and how pharmacists can help serve people beyond the dispensing of medication. That sounded like the right career for me. I learned early on the importance and satisfaction of serving others as a Boy Scout and that passion for service has continued with me. I’ve always tried to be active in my community and for a time served as an assistant scoutmaster for a troop in Utah and also as a youth leader for young men. Some of my most fulfilling experiences have come from helping and serving others, and I hope to be able to do that here.

I’m still unsure about the what area of pharmacy I will pursue when I graduate next year, but I’ve worked in community pharmacy for about 10 years now and really enjoy it.

After graduation, we will be moving back west to be closer to family so we’ll have to see where that leads.

I’m excited to be working with Meghan, Tayler, and all the other wonderful staff here at Plain City Druggist and Midwestern Compounding Pharmacy!


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