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AHEC Pharmacists Involved in Professional Development

Sarah McBane came to the Greensboro AHEC as a willing and capable volunteer looking to receive internship credit for an experience at the Moses Cone Family Practice Center. This internship was part of the Career Development, Internships and Community Learning Program at Guilford College in Greensboro. Following her internship experience, she enrolled in pharmacy school in the fall of 1999. In the fall of 2002 McBane returned to Greensboro for eight months of her professional experiential rotations. Two of these months, inpatient general medicine and outpatient family medicine rotations, she completed with Greensboro AHEC Pharmacy faculty. She graduated from the UNC School of Pharmacy in the spring of 2003.

After graduation, McBane continued her AHEC journey by completing a one-year primary care residency with AHEC faculty in the Eastern AHEC region. Since 2004, she been employed by Campbell University School of Pharmacy as an assistant clinical professor precepting fourth-year pharmacy students at Duke Family Medicine.

At the end of this calendar year, McBane will be leaving North Carolina to experience a new adventure in pharmacy education at the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in La Jolla, California. She will continue her ambulatory care education of pharmacy students in a family medicine environment.

The state of North Carolina will miss the talents of this young pharmacist and teacher. However, the AHEC system should be proud to have contributed to the McBane's success.

Greensboro Pharmacists

Above Left to Right: Pete Koval, PharmD, Greensboro AHEC; Sara McBane, PharmD; Dawn Pettus, PharmD, Greensboro AHEC; and Peter Gal, PharmD, Greensboro AHEC