Hey Future Buckeyes!
My name is Megan Johnson and I am a P3 (or third year pharmacy student) here at the College of Pharmacy. I graduated with a Bachelors of Pharmaceutical Sciences degree from Ohio State in 2014 and I am so grateful that I was able to continue on to get my PharmD from one of the best universities in the world! This upcoming year I will be serving as one of the student ambassador coordinators for the college of pharmacy, so I thought I would tell you a little bit about myself.
I have 3 older sisters (4 girls… my poor dad!) who inspire me every day. I’m also an aunt to an adorable niece. I grew up in a small town known as Wellington,Ohio which is about 2 hours north of Columbus. I am a country girl at heart, so everyone was surprised when I chose one of the biggest universities to attend. It turns out this big city was the perfect fit for me. Growing up, I was very involved in 4-H which sparked my love for animals. I raised and showed pigs at our county fair for over 12 years. When I wasn’t outside, you could find me in the gym playing volleyball, basketball, and softball. If you can’t tell already, I am a HUGE sports person. I get season tickets every year to watch my buckeyes play football in the ‘Shoe on Saturdays. I’m also a diehard Cleveland sports fan. I can FINALLY say we won a championship 🙂
Some of my hobbies include: baking, crafting, working out, hiking, fishing, swimming, reading, watching Netflix, camping, and my most recent hobby is archery. The thing I love the most however, is enjoying time with those I love. I am a very happy, go lucky type of girl. I am extremely optimistic and believe everything happens for a reason.
I was once told, “You’ll never work a day in your life if you do something that you love.” I believe that my something is pharmacy. My passion for the profession sparked when I attended a Pharmacy Camp at The University of Toledo my Junior Year in high school. There I was able to shadow multiple pharmacists and see how much of an impact pharmacists have on their community. My oldest sister and her husband are both pharmacists that have inspired me throughout their unique journeys in the profession. Over the years I have had wonderful opportunities to shadow them and tag along on various pharmacy events. Through their experiences, I have seen that the profession of pharmacy can be anything you want it to be. This is what excites me about our profession. There are multiple settings that a pharmacist may work in or create, and the opportunities are endless.
The reason I chose to attend Ohio State for Pharmacy school is because of the vast array of opportunities that are available here. During undergrad at OSU I was able to continue to pursue my passions. I played club volleyball, joined an environmental scholars group, performed pharmacy research, and have had the time of my life. During my last two years at Ohio State I’ve found myself falling even more in love with this university (which I didn’t think was possible). Ohio State never fails to exceed my expectations! As a pharmacy student I am a member of APhA-ASP, NCPA, SSHP, and I also serve as a mentor for incoming first year pharmacy students. Throughout the past few years I have had amazing experiences with the college including rotations, a study abroad trip, and different events they’ve put on. I can’t wait to tell you more in my posts to follow!
I hope to be hearing from some of you soon! Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 🙂