Tawna Whited – Pharmacy


Q: What is your name, major and hometown?
A: I’m Tawna Whited. I’m a Pharmacy Major from Madison, Ohio.

Q: Something hands-on you’ve been able to do at Findlay?
A: I’ve had a lot of hands-on experience in the College of Pharmacy. We have a compounding lab in our third year in which we make different medications and different formulations that are not pre-made.

There are a lot of volunteer opportunities. You can help out with health screenings and administration flu shots to patients in the community.

Q: Name a professor that has changed your world and inspired you?
A: We have really great professors in the Pharmacy Program here. If I had to pick one it would definitely be Dr. Ryan Schneider. He has been my advisor and he’s always available for advice and to answer my questions. I really appreciate everything he’s been able to do for me over my five years here.

Q: What’s the best part about being a pharmacy student?
A: The best part about being a pharmacy student is not only being a health care provider but it’s getting to help patients improve their quality of life. We also get to interact with the patients one-on-one and help them better understand what medications they are taking, why they are going to work, and why we chose that medication. Hopefully, improve their understanding so they will take that medication and help their healthy lifestyle.

Q: One thing that you love to do on campus?
A: One thing I love to do on campus is play softball. I was a softball player for four years for The University of Findlay’s team. That was one of the best experiences I’ve had at Findlay!

Q: What advice do you have for students making their college decision?
A: High School Seniors who are making their college decision, I would sit down before any visit and make a list of things that are most important to you, deal-breakers, things you have to have in a college. Make another list of things that you would just like to see, more like bonuses. When you go on your visits evaluate the colleges based on this lists.

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One of 13 pharmacy schools in the country to offer a 0+6 program.
At The University of Findlay, it’s possible to earn both a Pharm.D. and MBA or Master of Science in Health Informatics or Equestrian Studies in just six years.
Students get to be their own “first patient.” Fifth-year pharmacy students are responsible for conducting health screenings for the third-year students.
Pharmacy students have either found employment or are able to find employment within six months of graduating.
Pharmacy students have a 98 percent first time passing rate on the board exams.
Our faculty use an interactive teaching style, integrating subjects such as pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, herbal and over-the-counter therapies into non-lecture system based curriculum.
This program is unparalleled! Sixth-year student are matched with a mentor, in one location, while being will be exposed to a variety of experiences with various pharmacists in their practice area.