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Meet Joanna Shao, our IPA rotation student for the month of October!

By IPA on 10/18/2019



Joanna Shao is a PharmD Candidate from Purdue University. She was born in Shanghai, China and moved to the United States when she was 6 years old. She grew up in beautiful Colorado, where she often went hiking and camping in the Rocky Mountains. During her free time, she loves to travel because she enjoys meeting new people and experiencing different cultures.


Career Goals

Joanna wishes to pursue a health-system PGY1 residency after graduation in May. She hopes to develop the skills and competence to provide high-quality patient care in various hospital settings. Ultimately, she would like to obtain a clinical pharmacist position where she can practice at the top of her license and cultivate her leadership skills.  


IPA Involvement

Throughout the rotation with IPA, Joanna has been involved with the Fall Conference, IPA Board Meeting and Board Elections. She has also helped manage the IPA website, update the bi-weekly INTouch newsletter and expand IPA’s network via various social media platforms.