Jessica Travis – Graduate Highlight

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Jessica Travis is a recent graduate from the Pharmacy Technician program at WVJC Bridgeport. She showed nothing but exceptional skills during her time at WVJC. Jessica was an exceptional student and was a good role model for her fellow students. On top of working at a local diner she kept up with her homework. It was always completed on time, if not early. She was present during class time, both physically and mentally. Jessica asked the questions that everyone was thinking, but no one would ask. Jessica is a perfect example of a hard working student.

Jessica was placed at a pharmacy in her hometown for her externship and her supervisor had nothing but praise for her. They truly enjoyed her working there! Jessica says she learned a lot during her time at the retail pharmacy, but decided she really wanted to see how pharmacy technicians worked in an inpatient pharmacy setting. She was then off to UHC to finish her externship hours in their inpatient pharmacy and she fell in love with it. The atmosphere in an inpatient pharmacy is very different than that of a retail pharmacy and she enjoyed the differences. In an inpatient pharmacy, technicians do not have patient contact but still get to work with all of the medications.

Jessica was able to pass her certification exam on the first try and was offered a position at both facilities where she completed her externship. Jessica is now proudly employed at UHC in their inpatient pharmacy as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Jessica is the perfect example of how much hard work and dedication pay off in class and work. She studied hard and payed attention during all of the class lectures, she also asked questions when she had them. Jessica is loving her position at UHC and her supervisor always has good things to say about her.

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