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HCC adjunct appointed to ASCP board

Linda Smith

Linda Smith, adjunct instructor at Hagerstown Community College, was recently appointed as a board member of the Maryland chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP).

First formed in 1969, ASCP’s mission is to manage and improve drug therapy, as well as improve the quality of life of geriatric patients and other individuals in both public and private care. Currently, ASCP has more than 7,000 professional members and over 4,500 student members in pharmacy, pre-pharmacy, and pharmacy technician programs throughout the United States and Canada.

Smith became a member of ASCP in December 2000 when she was hired as director of pharmacy services at South Mountain Restoration Center in South Mountain, Pa. In January 2003, Smith earned the designation of Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) and opened her own independent pharmacy consulting business.

“ASCP helped me with the resources I needed to develop a consulting practice with the
mission of providing comprehensive medication management services to individuals and institutions. I am so honored to have been chosen to be a board member of the Maryland Chapter of ASCP. I will be working closely with the legislative committee to address issues related to the safe utilization of medications and access to affordable pharmaceutical care for all the citizens of Maryland ,” says Smith.

Smith has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Bucknell University. Recently, Smith served as a guest speaker at the Eighth Annual Spring CE Spectacular in Linthicum Heights, Md., during which she gave two lectures: one for pharmacy technicians and one for pharmacists. She has been teaching courses in the pharmacy technician program at HCC since 2008.

To find out more about ASCP, go to www.ascp.com.