OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
Rachel Proteau is a third year student pharmacist at Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University College of Pharmacy. Originally from Albany, Oregon, she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry from Kansas State University. During her three years at Kansas State and first year of pharmacy school at Oregon State she also competed as a high jumper on the Universities’ NCAA Track and Field teams.
Leadership and extracurricular involvement have been longstanding interests, and Rachel has carried this forward into pharmacy school. She has fostered her commitment to the profession through involvement at local, state, and national levels. She served as her chapter’s American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Membership Vice President, successfully expanding student engagement and chapter membership, and contributed to regional policy forums at the 2017 APhA-ASP Midyear Region 7 Meeting. Rachel serves as a valuable resource to peers, recognizing the importance of contributions that can be made through both formal and informal leadership roles.
Outside of APhA, Rachel is actively involved with the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Oregon Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, and Oregon State Pharmacy Association. Passionate about education, she also serves as the President of Rho Chi’s Beta Chapter and sits on Curriculum Committees for both the College of Pharmacy and Oregon Health & Science University’s Interprofessional Education division. Rachel works as an intern for St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon, where she enjoys diving into clinical problem solving opportunities, learning every day on the job, and assisting with patient care wherever possible.
After graduation in 2020, Rachel hopes to pursue a one or two-year hospital-based pharmacy residency. She is dedicated to bringing high-level care to more rural areas of the country, and hopes to be able to combine this with the education of future pharmacists, whether through a position in academia or by serving as a preceptor.
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