The Ross Medical Education Center campus in Charleston has enjoyed a partnership with Highland Hospital in Charleston, WV as an externship site and graduate employer for their Pharmacy Technician students. Highland Hospital provides comprehensive mental health inpatient services for adults, teens, and children. According to their website, their vision is that “Highland will be the premier provider of quality behavioral healthcare services and improve the total well-being of individuals and families through investment in our employees, patients, and communities.”
To find out more, read the interview below with Latifa Ahmad, Pharmacist-in-Charge at Highland Hospital:
What do you like about Ross graduates?
They are always so enthusiastic about the career choice they made. They really want to be working and they really want to be helping people.
What is something you like about working with Ross?
We love working with Ross because they are providing so many opportunities for their students to have options in their career choices and futures. Also, specifically in the Pharmacy Technician program, their instructor is a great one.
How is the Career Services staff at Ross?
They are always very friendly and helpful. I know I can count on them.
How would you describe your experience with having externs from Ross?
It has been very positive and a learning experience for both them and us. It is an opportunity that lets our facility be a part of helping to train future technicians in the field. That’s a great feeling.
What’s the main advantage of hiring a Ross graduate?
There are many advantages, but one of the main ones is that we know for sure that they were given a well-rounded education on pharmacy technician topics. That makes us more confident that they will do well as part of our team. We have hired graduates from Ross that consistently proved that they were there because they wanted to learn.