Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy
Mohammad Nasir Kaker is a third-year dual degree PharmD candidate who is also pursuing a M.S. in Pharmacogenomics at Shenandoah University in Fairfax, VA. Prior to attending pharmacy school, Mohammad received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from George Mason University.
During his time as a pharmacy student, Mohammad contributed greatly to the success of his local APhA-ASP student chapter. He joined the GenerationRx committee in his first year where he was able to spearhead his first medication safety event with a focus on proper prescription medication disposal. Mohammad’s passion for medication safety led him to his position as the GenerationRx chair the following year where he was able to expand his medication safety vision and planned events. In addition to his passion for APhA, Mohammad is also a Task Leader for the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s National Student Pharmacist Committee.
Mohammad is passionate about public health on a broader scale. He most recently pursued and successfully completed a JRCOSTEP summer internship through the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps at the Food and Drug Administration. Through this internship, he was able to expand his practical experience through direct consumer interactions where he learned how federal government agencies assist with medication-related concerns and the overall safeguarding of pharmaceuticals for the entire nation. Mohammad plans to pursue a PGY1 residency where he will hone his clinical skills with plans to return to the FDA as he looks to further his knowledge in order to become a valuable asset within his field. Mohammad is thankful to his mother who has sacrificed so much to support his dreams.