Stephanie White, PharmD, BCACP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Education
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Lumberton Drug Company
Stephanie White is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist with Lumberton Drug Company. She graduated from Mercer University College of Pharmacy in 2016. From there, she completed a PGY-1 Community Residency with South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Columbia, SC. She then completed a PGY-2 in Ambulatory Care with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR. Since 2018, she has been working with Lumberton Drug Company in Lumberton, NC. In addition, she currently serves as the New Practitioner Officer for APhA-APPM.
Stephanie’s role is far from a traditional community pharmacist. Services offered include partnering with a local physician’s office to complete Medicare Annual Wellness Visits as well as chronic disease-state management. In addition, she oversees clinical services of the pharmacy including incorporating medication therapy management into a workflow, medication therapy reviews, diabetes education, increasing vaccination rates, pharmacogenetics, weight loss, and more. She seeks opportunities to enhance patient care and supports her salary by offering profitable services to her employer.
When serving as a preceptor, her philosophy is to individualize the experience towards each student. No two pharmacy students are identical, and activities are assigned to each student based on their strengths and weaknesses. She tasks students with projects that help both the student and the pharmacy to grow. Every task a student completes is a task she would have completed herself. Serving as a preceptor, sharing her passion, and watching students solidify strengths and overcome weak points over rotation is her joy.
When integrating students, she follows the ASHP method of instructing, modeling, coaching, and facilitating. Each student is treated differently based on their skill set. Stephanie enjoys giving students ownership and responsibility for real-world pharmacy tasks. Examples of the projects that students have completed include developing the diabetes education curriculum in accordance with AADE (American Association of Diabetes Educators) standards and implementation of medication therapy management into a workflow. Students are given individual tasks as a component of a cumulative longitudinal project and feedback is given throughout the experience to optimize the potential for a successful outcome.