2014 Robert D. Gibson Scholarship Recipient


University of Southern California School of Pharmacy


Amanda A. Wong is a final-year student pharmacist at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy.  Amanda graduated Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and University of California Regents’ Scholar from the University of California, Irvine and its Campuswide Honors Program with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a Business Management minor.
As a first-year student pharmacist, Amanda was active within several organizations, including her school’s APhA-ASP Chapter and the PharmSC Clinic, USC’s first student pharmacist-run clinic. In her second year, Amanda served as Co-Director Elect of the PharmSC Clinic, coordinator for the Annual Interdisciplinary Health Fair, and a leader for the “Script Your Future” national campaign. Motivated by an unmet health need, Amanda designed a novel pharmacy outreach and medication reconciliation and educational program for blind and visually impaired adults in partnership with the Braille Institute, a nonprofit organization. She was one of 250 graduate students in the U.S.A. awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in honor of the Nobel Peace Prize physician and humanitarian for her project proposal. Also during her third year, Amanda served as Co-President of the PharmSC Clinic. She is currently serving as Secretary of Phi Lambda Sigma, the national Pharmacy Leadership Society.
Amanda was selected by her classmates to receive the Valentin de Mignard Memorial Award for outstanding service to the school, community, and the profession. She was also honored with the Extraordinary Community Service Award from the USC Volunteer Center and USC School of Pharmacy.
A pharmacist intern at Olympia Medical Center hospital, Amanda plans to complete a pharmacy residency after graduation and continue to work towards providing patients with better health and access to clinical pharmacy services.