With each new group of doctor of pharmacy students, Jeremiah “Jay” Joson ’03, PharmD, APh, BCGP, BCPS, BC-ADM has a goal: help students take their knowledge from concept to application. By providing a clinical or practical perspective, he is able to help students apply their factual knowledge to real life situations.
Dr. Joson, an alumnus of University of the Pacific, currently serves as the associate director of outpatient services at Kern Medical Center. He was recognized as the 2019 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Distinguished Service Award recipient for the Bakersfield region.
His advice for PharmD students embarking on their APPE rotations is to take initiative and participate as an active team member. The students he worked with shared, “Dr. Joson’s demonstrates an absolute devotion to the learning and development of the students during their rotation at Kern Medical Center.” They said, “Dr. Joson has gone above and beyond to make sure I was learning and growing as a pharmacist. I am very thankful I had the opportunity to work with him and that I have such an approachable, knowledgeable pharmacy mentor.”
“Dr. Joson’s demonstrates an absolute devotion to the learning and development of the students during their rotation at Kern Medical Center.”
Kimberly A. Hoffmann, PharmD, BCPP, clinical professor and regional coordinator for Bakersfield, said, “Jay is such an asset to our School. I have the utmost respect for this man. He is very knowledgeable. He works very hard for the patients in our community and the students who have the opportunity to learn from him. Jay is a busy professional, husband and father; yet he always makes time to work with our students. The students in my region once again have overwhelming respect and admiration for him because he earns that honor from the students. He cares about Pacific and is dedicated to making sure the education from his site is of the highest quality.”
By Kate M. O’Dell, PharmD, BCPS