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Please Welcome Our January Student Pharmacist, Adam Storc, who will be in Plain City and West Jefferson.

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This month, we are joined in the pharmacy by Adam Storc, a fourth-year pharmacy student from The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy.

Adam will graduate in May 2021 and will then take the test to become a registered pharmacist. Adam will be with us in Plain City the last two weeks of the month and in West Jefferson at the beginning of January, so please stop by and meet him while he is in both locations.

Here is what Adam tells us about himself:

Hello. My name is Adam Storc, and I am a fourth-year pharmacy student at The Ohio State University. I am currently on my final year of practical experience rotations and will be spending the month of January at both Plain City Druggist and Happy Druggist in West Jefferson.

I attended The Ohio State University for my undergraduate degree and am currently pursuing my PharmD there as well. While in school, I’ve worked in retail pharmacy and telepharmacy.

On a personal note, I am the proud owner of both a hedgehog and a dog, and an avid reader and chef in my free time.

The reason I chose pharmacy as a career is not necessarily a glamourous one, but it is true and has worked out well for me so far. I do not come from a family in medicine, but rather a family of construction workers. My dad always wanted a better career for me, so I focused on school as a kid and looked towards healthcare as a potential option. The idea of pursuing pharmacy actually came as a suggestion from my father, because he heard about a friend’s son who went to work as a pharmacist in Alaska and knew that it was a stable, well-paying job. With that in mind, I started looking at colleges with pharmacy schools and didn’t think much further than that.

Over the next few years, however, my dad had a heart attack and was started on many medications that we were unfamiliar with. One day, he and I were shopping and swung by the pharmacy, and the pharmacist very politely told us he wouldn’t fill my dad’s medications. We asked why and, long story short, the doctor had written for medications that interacted and the pharmacist had to reach out to the doctor to fix the problem. Seeing the pharmacist’s knowledge actually have a personal impact on my family is what made the choice of pharmacy clearer to me.

My plans on my career as a pharmacist currently are leaning towards additional training through two years of residency experience. I would like to specialize in pain management/palliative care or ambulatory care pharmacy and to stay in the Columbus area, if possible.

Both of these specialties allow me to apply my knowledge to customize medication regimens in order to best suit patients. Eventually, I see myself  working in a hospital or smaller clinic and, perhaps one day, teaching/precepting pharmacy students at OSU in a few years.

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