Meet: Dr. Cassie Gaskill, PharmD, RPh (Registered Pharmacist)
Schooling: Graduated from Newcomerstown Excessive Faculty, Class of 2007; Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Class of 2011 Marietta School; PharmD, Class of 2015, Northeast Ohio Medical College.
Present occupation: Pharmaceutical workers
“In highschool I at all times knew I wished to pursue a profession in well being care, however I had no need to be a health care provider or a nurse. After exploring the sector of pharmacy, I made a decision it might be an incredible match for me and continued down the pharmacy path whereas attending faculty. Pharmacists want a robust background in math and science. Science was a favourite topic for me all through my faculty years. I additionally appreciated math however it was one thing I actually needed to work on, nevertheless it was positively price the additional time.
“This August, I’ll have fun seven years as a licensed pharmacist, and I’m at the moment a group pharmacist within the retail setting. We fill many prescriptions every day and supply a number of totally different vaccines/immunizations. As well as, my duties additionally embody treatment evaluations and consulting with sufferers about sure prescriptions or lab work that ought to be carried out Pharmacists are essentially the most accessible healthcare supplier and we’ve got the privilege of interacting with sufferers each day We’re somebody you possibly can name or go to anytime for recommendation or questions/issues they’ve about their medicines.”
What challenges have you ever confronted with this occupation?
“Like most different occupations, particularly well being care, the beginning of the COVID pandemic was fairly difficult. So many issues have been unsure and altered every day, however we have been there each day and proceed to look after our sufferers. We now have tailored along with our sufferers/purchasers. Happily, as a pharmacist, our days have change into far more “regular” and are smoothing out.
“As essentially the most accessible healthcare supplier, I discuss to many sufferers and assist with their issues each day. Our pharmacy at the moment has two interns working in our retailer. It is good to have the ability to work together with them and really feel like we’re serving to to form their future Different actions embody flu clinics in the neighborhood, whether or not in a college district or an area enterprise.”
How has expertise modified because you turned a pharmacist?
“Yearly there are new options inside our pharmacy software program that assist us do our jobs extra effectively and successfully. Pharmacy and drug meting out legal guidelines additionally change every now and then. It is very important keep present in order that we are able to adjust to all legal guidelines and proceed to supply our sufferers with the very best care.”
What have been a few of your earlier occupations?
“After highschool, I used to be a part of the cleansing service at a lodge. Throughout faculty, I labored as a lab assistant within the biology and chemistry departments. Summer time holidays have been spent working at a day care heart, and I cherished being part of these youngsters’s early schooling surroundings. One bonus was having the pleasure of collaborating with some mates from highschool. Throughout my final undergraduate summer season, I used to be a part of the College of Drugs of the College of Toledo taking part in a analysis scholarship. It was an incredible expertise and I actually loved being concerned within the analysis facet of drugs. I labored as an intern throughout pharmacy faculty and as a graduate intern in the course of the summer season after commencement earlier than turning into a licensed pharmacist.”
Inform us a little bit about your loved ones and what hobbies you take pleasure in.
“Josh Gaskill and I’ll have fun 11 years of marriage on July 16. Collectively we’ve got two candy boys who’re our satisfaction and pleasure. Our son, Jackson, will quickly be 6 years previous and beginning kindergarten. Our daughter, Jade, is sort of 2 years previous. It has been a lot enjoyable watching them develop and alter through the years. We prefer to go on household outings and spend as a lot time collectively as potential. Since I work each different weekend, I’ve days off each week. Lately, my youngsters and I’m going out with my dad and mom to buy groceries and have lunch collectively. We additionally prefer to prepare dinner over the fireplace and hang around at my father-in-law’s farm. Getting along with our mates and their youngsters is at all times a very good time too. I’ve a particular group of school mates that I really like to hang around with, and I want we may see one another extra usually!”
What fond recollections do you’ve gotten of attending Newcomerstown Excessive Faculty?
“I’ve to say, Friday night time soccer was my favourite. From cheerleading to enjoying drums within the marching band, soccer season was my favourite time of yr! I additionally cherished enjoying softball and dancing at Studio 3.
Did you at all times know you would be again in Newcomerstown after faculty?
“Once I graduated from highschool, I wasn’t certain the place my schooling or profession would take me. Josh, additionally an NHS graduate, and I began relationship throughout faculty and bought married over the summer season between getting my diploma and going into pharmacy faculty. After that, it was at all times our plan to return dwelling and be near our households. Now that we stay in Newcomerstown and lift our kids, I can not think about residing anyplace else.”
Do you’ve gotten any message for college kids who’re deciding on a profession?
“I would love college students to know that they’ll obtain their objectives so long as they work laborious and hold a optimistic perspective. Whether or not you are going straight into the workforce, commerce faculty, the navy, faculty, or past, you need to be proud! Every profession has its personal necessary place in our society and so long as you’re completely satisfied and capable of assist your self and/or your loved ones then you’re doing nice!