Alyssa Wallace, Pharm.D
Scholars solidified my goal to work with rural WV upon graduation. I learned so much about this population & am grateful for the opportunity
Throughout her Pharm.D program, Alyssa participated in numerous health fairs in rural areas of Monongalia, Wetzel, and Raleigh Counties, where she had the opportunity to do blood pressure and blood glucose screenings, as well as educate community members on the importance of taking medications as prescribed.
Wallace also held several leadership roles in her tenure in the Pharm.D program, including holding office as President of the National Community Pharmacists Association WVU Chapter and helping to lead the Script Your Future Campaign - a nationwide competition among different health sciences colleges and universities to educate others on medication adherence and promoting health. Most recently, she has completed inpatient and outpatient family medicine rotations, where she worked with individuals with respect to disease management.
From these experiences, she has developed a passion for working with individuals from rural and medically underserved communities. She particularly enjoys disease education for these populations and helping them manage their medications. Through her experiences, she has found that many individuals struggle to manage multiple conditions and often do not understand what all their medications are for. Accordingly, sharing her knowledge has been a rewarding way to help her community as they journey on their path to healthier lives.
After graduation, Wallace will begin residency training at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia.