Sarah Kruckeberg, a 2014 Bethany biology graduate, is a South Dakota State University pharmacy graduate.
BETHANY MAJOR • • • Biology
GRADUATE SCHOOL • • • South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy graduation date May 8, 2020.
EMPLOYMENT • • • A pharmacist with Walgreens in Rochester, Minnesota.
WHAT YOU DO • • • I make sure prescriptions get entered and filled correctly, counsel patients on how best to take their medications and possible side effects, and do follow ups with them to maintain adherence and best possible patient care.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU • • • I found through one of my last classes at Bethany that I enjoy teaching people about a subject I know well, but also love all things science. Becoming a pharmacist ensures that I get to continue learning throughout my career and I get to make sure people understand what they are taking and how they should be taking it.
HOW YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE • • • I want to show people that pharmacists are more than just a counter, and that we do so much more to ensure the health of our patients than just fill prescriptions. Becoming a pharmacist allows me to help treat people and not just their disease states.
WHAT YOU REMEMBER MOST ABOUT BETHANY • • • I remember all the professors being incredibly helpful and supportive with their students. I was always comfortable going to any professor with questions when trying to learn a concept.
ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS • • • Study hard but don’t forget to take time off for yourself. All the good grades in the world won’t matter much if you let your mental health deteriorate. Don’t be afraid to ask professors questions and develop a relationship with them. Classes become so much easier when there is an open line of communication. Be involved! The four years you are at Bethany fly by, so don’t be afraid to try new things.