South student participated in 'Pathways to Pharmacy'

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Canton South senior Devan Cumpston was selected from among 200 students, who interviewed, to take part in "Pathway to Pharmacy."

The program was held on the Northeast Ohio Medical University Campus every day from July 23-27.

A total of 20 Ohio students took part in the training that included a lot of activities pharmacy students in their first year would do.

"My favorite part was making suppositories, I know it sounds ridiculous but I really enjoyed the lab work," said Cumpston.

She also enjoyed the patient work-up she did. Students were given a packet full of information on a patient and had to figure out what medication would be best for the patient. Many variables into account. Having access to the school's technology was very helpful for this assignment.

Cumpston learned a lot about pharmaceutical studies, which helped solidify her desire to pursue that career field. She also learned about college as a whole and especially about NEOMED, which is where she hopes to earn her doctor of pharmacy degree starting this fall, upon graduation from Canton South High School.

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