Our guest, Shawn Bjorndal, CEO and Founder of RPhAlly, is a graduate of the School of Pharmacy at North Dakota State University. Launched midyear of 2020, RPhAlly is a community and networking platform for pharmacy professionals. Shawn’s vision of RPhAlly is to become a one-stop-shop to help pharmacy professionals find the right connections and career roadmaps, increase industry awareness, learn from colleagues, and advocate for the profession.
Shawn began his pharmacy career in the retail setting and spent over a decade serving patients at the community level with three different national chains. In 2016, he transitioned to a leadership role in mail order and became licensed in 27 states. He is currently part of the San Diego Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force to help decrease the abuse of prescription drugs. His greatest professional passion is to help pharmacists figure out how to push our profession forward by creating programs that bring value through positive outcomes.
Shawn, welcome to the Talk to Your Pharmacist podcast
– RPhAlly intro: How it started and what it is now
– Networking: The value, the struggles, the fun
– Creating a business and entrepreneurship: there is so much opportunity out there for pharmacists. But we have to create our own programs and businesses. Provide examples like Jamie Wilkie and PGxAlly.
– Advocacy: The ultimate goal of RPhAlly is to capture markets and be able to pump revenue back into the profession through various forms of advocacy.
Guest – Shawn Bjorndal, PharmD, CEO and Founder of RPhAlly,
Host – Hillary Blackburn, PharmD, MBA
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