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Mackenzie Lloyd, College of Pharmacy student

Student Published in National Pharmacy Journal

After working on a research project with Mary (Liz) Fredrickson, Pharm.D. (’14), director of instructional laboratories, Mackenzie Lloyd, a third-year Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy student, was inspired.

Lloyd explains, “The aim of our research was to identify barriers to student confidence and distinguish teaching strategies that are most effective for delivering self-care content. This research helped spark the implementation of an advanced self-care elective course for third-year students that began in the Spring 2020 semester.”

Going one step further, Lloyd wanted to share her and Dr. Fredrickson’s research with others, so she submitted their work to the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.

Her article, “Fostering change within the pharmacy school curriculum,” was published in the journal’s March 2020 issue.

Seeing the publishing process in action

What does it take to get an article published?  Lloyd says, “The process to get this published was actually a lot of hard work! I choose to submit the article myself to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Pharmacy Student Forum. It had to go through an approval process and it took multiple rounds of editing before it was accepted for publication. To my pleasure, it was finally accepted for publication this March. Even though it was a long process, I would encourage all students to explore publishing in hopes that they can make a difference in something that they are passionate about, and ultimately in our profession,” Lloyd says.