Pharmacists Mutual Scholarship

Sidrah Alam

Shenandoah University


Sidrah Alam is a third-year student pharmacist at Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy where she is also pursuing a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics. Prior to pharmacy school, she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. 

During pharmacy school, Sidrah has been actively involved in the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists. She has served as her chapter’s Communications Vice President as well as the Region 2 member-at-large. As a regional officer, she is a member of the Student Pharmacist editorial advisory board and served as a student delegate for the APhA House of Delegates. 

In addition to being heavily involved within APhA-ASP, Sidrah is also the vice president of her school’s ACCP (American College of Clinical Pharmacy) and ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) chapters. She is an active member of Phi Lambda Sigma, Kappa Epsilon, IPhO (Industry Pharmacists Organization) and also serves as a student ambassador for the School of Pharmacy. In her spare time at school, Sidrah loves to spend time in the research lab working on her research regarding the effects of hypoxia inducing factor-1 enhancing drugs on the development and progression of kidney disease.

Outside of school, Sidrah is a pharmacy intern for Wegmans where she was first inspired to be a pharmacist and advance patient care. As a volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps, Sidrah has been given the opportunity to vaccinate people with the COVID19 vaccine; her passion for public health and helping her community has grown even more. Upon graduation, she hopes to pursue an ambulatory care residency to best serve the community to improve access to healthcare. Sidrah is grateful to her family and mentors for always challenging her and supporting her.