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Amy Boblitt, BS, PharmD
What is your current leadership position in ICHP?
President, Sangamiss Society of Health-System Pharmacists
What benefits do you see in being active in a professional association such as ICHP?
▪ Attending current meetings in order to enhance my clinical skills as a pharmacist
▪ Networking with other pharmacists and working together to strengthen our future as pharmacists
What initially motivated you to get involved in ICHP?
I attended a local CE dinner and had a wonderful time socializing and learning with peers and fellow pharmacists.
Where did you go to pharmacy school?
Purdue University (Boiler up!)
Where have you trained or worked?
I graduated from McKendree Univeristy with a Bachelors in Biology. I then continued my education at Purdue University and graduated with my Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Throughout pharmacy school, I worked at CVS. Soon after graduation, I found my career path leading to hospital pharmacy. I took a position at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL and have worked there for 10 years now.
What special accomplishments have you achieved?
▪ Board Certification, Pharmacotherapy (BCPS)
▪ Medication Therapy Management Certificate
▪ ICHP Shining Star Award
Describe your current area of practice and practice setting:
I am currently the transplant pharmacist at Memorial Medical Center. I round with the transplant team, which consists of surgeons, nephrologists, residents, nurses, dieticians and social workers. I also review medication profiles on patients placed on the transplant waiting list. Additionally, I am the MTM pharmacist for the urology/nephrology floor. This role allows me the opportunity to directly work with physicians and nurses to enhance patient care. Some of my responsibilities include pharmacokinetic management, renal adjustment, high risk medication education and medication profile reviews.
Is there an individual you admire or look up to, or a mentor that has influenced your career?
My father. He has taught me to believe in myself and to never give up. He is an explicit example of one who gives back to their community and is passionate about working with others.
What advice would you give to student pharmacists?
▪ Never give up!
▪ Develop great time-management skills.
▪ Be as involved as you can. Join the New Practitioners Network or other committees to meet other students and pharmacists.
What pharmacy related issues keep you up at night?
Keeping myself educated with new medications and changes in current guidelines. I feel precepting pharmacy students and residents helps to sharpen my clinical skills and stay up to date with changes in pharmacy.
Do you have any special interests or hobbies outside of work?
▪ Camping with family and friends
▪ Coaching my kids’ sports teams
Do you have a favorite restaurant or food?
What is your favorite place to vacation?
Disney World and anywhere with our camper!
What is the most interesting/unique fact about yourself that few people know?
I was voted ‘Most Athletic’ of my senior class. I still enjoy playing sports and running in my free time.
What 3 adjectives would people use to best describe you?
Empathetic, faithful, organized