Flurie earns pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland

August 19, 2012

Rachel Flurie, daughter of Mike and Ranelle Flurie of Hagerstown, graduated from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in May, earning her Doctor of Pharmacy.

After graduating from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry, Flurie went to pharmacy graduate school at the University of Maryland.

While in pharmacy school, she was involved in many pharmacy organizations. Flurie is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

She was a member of the pharmacy fraternity Phi Delta Chi, and through the fraternity participated in many community service events in Baltimore.

After her second year of pharmacy school, Flurie was inducted into the Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy, Rho Chi, where she also held an executive officer position for one year.

As an active member of her professional community, Flurie traveled to Annapolis several times to speak to her district senator and delegates about pharmacy law issues at the annual Pharmacy Legislative Day.

In pharmacy school, Flurie developed an interest in geriatric pharmacy and was accepted into University of Maryland’s Geriatric and Palliative Care Pathway. Through that curriculum, Flurie conducted research, under the direction of her mentor, Dr. Nicole Brandt, looking at medication use patterns of the medications used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, and presented her research at the pharmacists’ national meeting in December 2011.

Flurie also has contributed several writings in publications pertaining to geriatric pharmacy.

During pharmacy school, she gained experience working as a pharmacy technician in the inpatient central pharmacy at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Following graduation, Flurie began a two-year pharmacy residency in pharmacotherapy at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

She plans to pursue a career in clinical pharmacy after the completion of her residency.

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