About Me

Dane Fickes, Pharm.D. Candidate 2018

Dane Fickes

I am an aspiring “pharmapreneur” currently in my last year of school at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.  I have been very ambitious in pursuing leadership positions including president of our local chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, as well as being heavily involved in the National Community Pharmacists Association and Phi Lambda Sigma on my campus.

Throughout my college experience, I spent most of my time on extracurricular activities such as research and tutoring.  A project that I took part in, investigating the pharmacology of signaling pathways in platelet aggregation, taught me the problem solving nature of research.  Similarly, in tutoring I designed a methodology of tutoring small groups of students in order to more efficiently and effectively facilitate learning.  I am very passionate about both of these fields, and hope to integrate concepts from both into my future practice as a pharmacist.

My mission is to always look for innovative ways to fix current problems.  In this blog, my goal is to accomplish 3 key tasks:

• Relate to current or prospective pharmacy students or by providing them a glimpse of the daily routine of the final year of pharmacy school

• Discuss relevant pharmacy topics that affect our profession

• Recount intriguing experiences and situations I come across this year

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or connect on LinkedIn.  I am always up for meeting new people, discussing new ideas, and expanding my professional network.  Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog, I hope you find it interesting!