We have a Uconn pharmacy student for the month of March, Lisa Meijer. She is a Granby resident and has worked at our local Granby CVS. It is very nice to be working with a student who is familiar with our community.
Lisa Meijer, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy student:
Hi! My name is Lisa Meijer and I am a PharmD student in the final year of the UConn School of Pharmacy program. I will graduate from the program this May and look forward to being a pharmacist soon thereafter. My community pharmacy experience begins in July of 2007 as a pharmacy technician at CVS here in Granby and I have worked there regularly ever since. I have also worked in the surrounding towns on occasion and can sincerely say the people of Granby are amazing individuals to help.
I have also completed advanced experiences at UConn Health Center in Farmington in psychiatry, general medicine, and pharmacoeconomics (research that helps figure out ways to save costs on a procedures, services, or medications provided.) I also helped low income individuals at Holyoke Health Center in Holyoke, MA with the management and extensive education of their medications and diseases. I also spent a month at the Center of Metabolic Disorders at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britian, where I helped initiate, educate, monitor, and evaluate diabetic treatments. I completed general hospital rotations at Baystate Medical Center and Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MA, and as well as a corporate community pharmacy management rotation with CVS Health. My last rotation will be teaching experiences at the UConn School of Pharmacy this April.
I have always been interested in serving individuals in our community and therefore will continue to do so as a community pharmacist with CVS Health in Northern CT. Outside of work, I enjoy being apart of nature, whether it's hiking at Enders in West Granby or walking on the Rails-to-Trails paths in East Granby and throughout CT, or enjoying the beaches of Rhode Island. I also enjoy reading, art, cooking, and spending time with my family and boyfriend!