I started my secondary education in 2008 at Middle Tennessee State University with the goal of entering into healthcare as a Pharmacist. During the course of my undergraduate experience, I had the opportunity to be involved with children’s ministry at World Outreach Church and a member of the executive committee with the MTSU Performing Arts Company (MPAC). The financial assistance offered by the scholarship fund gave me the opportunity to truly enjoy my undergraduate experience without having to stress about finances. I was able to pursue passions and hobbies that made me an outstanding candidate for pharmacy school programs. I graduated with my Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry in 2012 and was accepted in the Doctorate of Pharmacy Program at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy (UTCOP) in Memphis, TN.
At the UTCOP, I had to opportunity to gain excellent clinical training at one of the top pharmacy programs in the nation. Over the course of my doctoral education, I was involved in numerous leadership and volunteer organizations. Some of the positions held include class president, class representative, incoming student interviewer, and pharmacy liaison for campus committees. I spent many hours volunteering for Advance Memphis, the Memphis Union Mission, and Fellowship Memphis Church. I graduated from the UTCOP with my PharmD degree in May of 2016.
I have accepted a position as an Ambulatory Care Resident Pharmacist at the Phoenix VA Healthcare System. My future goals are to manage and operate an Ambulatory Care clinic that serves patients in underserved communities.
The accomplishments I have achieved started with the assistance I received at the very beginning of my academic journey. The Sheltia S. Murray Scholarship Fund was one of the starting bricks for the foundation of my education. I am greatly appreciative of the success that this fund has brought.
Dr. Brandon M. Ladd-2008 recipient