Victoria Grusauskas, a third-year student at the Gainesville campus, was one of 12 students nationally selected to receive an ASHP Student Leadership Award. Presented by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, or ASHP, the award recognizes second- through fourth-year students for their achievements in campus and pharmacy practice leadership. Award recipients receive a plaque, an ASHP drug information reference library and a $2,000 award.
Grusauskas served as president of the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists Gainesville chapter during the 2020-2021 academic year and also worked as a pharmacy operations manager at the Equal Access Clinic Network in Gainesville. As she enters her fourth year of pharmacy school, Grusauskas will start rotations in Jacksonville in May.
After graduation, Grusauskas considers furthering her education through a fellowship in ambulatory care or a psychiatric PGY-2 residency, while remaining involved in the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists, or FSHP, and ASHP. “It is important to continue learning and advocating for the advancement of the pharmacy profession,” she said. “I am thankful for all my experiences with FSHP and ASHP, as they have helped prepare me to be an exceptional health care provider.”