Sue Carr RPh
*A Spotlight on our WMSHP communications committee member Sue Carr graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, worked in both retail and hospital pharmacy. Sue is president and founder of CarrTech LLC, a medical device company who developed patented and prototyped a one needle one package filter device for filtering medications packaged in glass ampules.
Tell us a little about yourself:
I went to undergraduate school at Florida State University and obtained a degree in Psychology. I then realized that pharmacy was my calling so I went back to school and obtained a BS in Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. After pharmacy school I worked for CVS for 17 years, but my passion was always in hospital. I transitioned to hospital pharmacy. Currently, I started and work for my own company, CarrTech LLC developing a safer medical device to be used when preparing medications packaged in glass ampoules. I thoroughly enjoy being an entrepreneur.
How did you hear about WMSHP?
I heard about WMSHP when one of my hospital pharmacy directors offered to pay for the pharmacist dues if we promised to attend at least three events. My colleagues and I all signed up and would carpool to the events. After the free membership ended, I thought it was important to belong to a pharmacy group with likeminded professionals and have been a member ever since. I always tried to volunteer in some form or another.
What do you value most about your membership?
Of course I value the opportunity to receive at least 12 CE’s per year but mainly I value the people. It is always so refreshing to run into old friends and make new ones. I value the long term friendships that I have established through WMSHP and feel rewarded when I can volunteer my time.
What do you find most rewarding about your position?
My position at WMSHP is with the membership committee. I have over 34 years in the pharmacy industry throughout Virginia and Maryland. I know a lot of people in the pharmacy industry and am able to promote WMSHP. Being on the membership committee is a perfect fit for me as I can spread the word and promote new members. What is most rewarding for me is seeing new members attend the WMSHP events.
What would be your ultimate dream job?
My ultimate dream job is to be a successful bio-tech entrepreneur. I hope to make a difference, and improve health care with the medical device I’m currently working on.
How would you recommend members to connect within WMSHP?
I think volunteering is a great way to connect within WMSHP. Through informative events and continuing education members can network with like-minded professionals.
Sue Carr RPh
* A Spotlight on our WMSHP communications committee member Sue Carr graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, worked in both retail and hospital pharmacy. >>>
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