[IMAGE: Leslie Harmon] Leslie Harmon, Class of 2012
Degree: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Current position: I am a staff pharmacist at Schnucks Markets.
Biggest challenge: As health care has evolved, there tends to be more of a corporate influence in pharmacy. This often presents a challenge to keep the patients as the primary focus.
Most rewarding aspect of your career: I have been blessed with the opportunity to be a strong advocate for my patients and the community. I am privileged to be a member of one of the most trusted health care professions.
Favorite SIUE School of Pharmacy memory: My classmates and the faculty. At SIUE, every student knows one another. Not only were they my classmates, they became my family. No one else can compete with the SIUE pharmacy faculty. Not only were they our professors and mentors, but they treated us as colleagues.
Goals: I hope to have a positive impact on my patients and community. I want to provide quality care for my patients and help them become an active member of their health care team. I would also like to be a preceptor for the School of Pharmacy. It's equally as important to teach students behind the pharmacy counter and in the hospitals, as it is in the classroom. That is where you gain the most experience. I plan to stay involved with the School of Pharmacy.
Free time: I enjoy horseback riding and camping. I like to stay active and work on our family farm.
Personal: I live in Alhambra, Ill.