Brighter Horizons: The Necessity of Concentrated Sponsorship Targeted Toward Minoritized Pharmacy Students

Mar 9, 2022

Due to the effects of structural racism, disproportionately lower numbers of Black, Hispanic/LatinX, American Indian, and Alaska Native students pursue a career in pharmacy and successfully matriculate into the profession

Despite these disparities being present for many years, little progress has been achieved in diversifying the pharmacy profession resulting in a persistent lack of diversity within pharmacy leadership across employers and pharmacy organizations. Consistent with recent recommendations for improving diversity in pharmacy, the PharmGradWishlist (PGWL) initiative was created as a way for practicing pharmacists and organizations to provide direct financial sponsorship to racially and ethnically minoritized trainees to offset costs incurred during training and during the transition from student to practicing pharmacist.....