In part two of our ThinkGenetic intern introductions, we are highlighting our intern from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Taylor Mitchell.
Each of our three interns is eager to help ThinkGenetic achieves its mission of reaching and empowering those living with and at risk for genetic conditions. Their work with us will gain them valuable knowledge and insights about the consumer healthcare space, digital technology, medical genetics concepts, and critical components that intersect in someone’s information journey.
So, without further ado, let’s meet Taylor.
Name: Taylor Mitchell
Position: Pharm.D. candidate, 2018
Internship Length: 5 weeks
Degree Working Towards: Doctor of Pharmacy
Education: University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Class of 2018; University of Georgia College of Pharmacy’s Professional Entrepreneurship Certificate Program.
Previous Work: 5 years of community pharmacy practice and clinical rotations in multiple health systems.
What one accomplishment are you most proud of?
The accomplishment I am most proud of is becoming the first member of my family to obtain a doctoral degree. My being the first “Dr. Mitchell” is something my family is very proud of and I attribute all my successes to them. I have a true passion for direct patient care, independent pharmacy, and pharmacy entrepreneurship.
What are your hidden talents that most people don’t know about?
My wife and I watch “Jeopardy” often, so I would say answering “Jeopardy” questions. She has been begging me to try out for the show for years… Also, I would consider myself above average at pretty much every yard game.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
I would have to say watching HGTV shows with my wife. We don’t currently own a home, but when we decide to buy I have a feeling there will be some serious pressure when it comes to renovations. We’re both convinced we could fix anything (but that’s probably not true).
What’s on your bucket list?
I really enjoy being outside. My bucket list trip would be to go fly fishing in New Zealand. New Zealand seems like an outdoor lover’s paradise, so hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to go someday.
What are you looking forward to in your time with ThinkGenetic?
Currently, I am one of twelve students enrolled in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy’s Professional Entrepreneurship Certificate Program. My rotation with ThinkGenetic is a part of this certificate program and I am looking forward to understanding the clinical and operational aspects of ThinkGenetic while gaining valuable experience that I can directly apply to pharmacy practice in the future.