Pharmacy is a profession that requires those who practice to be very well educated within their specialty. However, it is equally important for pharmacists to conduct themselves as professionals in all that they do so they can retain the trust of the public and the professionals with whom they deal on a daily basis. In addition, pharmacists are frequently called on to serve in leadership roles in several forums – professional associations, civic clubs, health-related voluntary organizations and a wide variety of other community or religious organizations.
Mattingly, T. Joseph; Marr, David; and Fink, Joseph L. III, "Leadership Development of Students through an Integrated Student Organization Structure in a College of Pharmacy" (2012). Pharmacy Practice and Science Faculty Publications. 14.