PNM#4 – Priya A. Patel

Seeking diversity in experience, expanding knowledge, and creating human connections with other passionate individuals

LinkedIn- Priya A. Patel, PharmD, MBA, Regional Director of Pharmacy at Baylor Scott & White Health.

In this episode, I got a chance to speak with Priya A. Patel, PharmD, MBA, and gained insight on pharmacy management from a health-system level. If you are a pharmacist seeking a position in a health-system, or acute care setting, this is invaluable information that can not only help you get a foot in the door but also become successful in your new position.

Some of the topics we covered:

  • How can pharmacists transition from retail to hospital pharmacy practice?
  • How can acute care pharmacists understand larger organizational goals?
  • Why reaching out to leaders when applying for professional positions.
  • Developing actionable plans to bring to leadership
  • What is the best pathway to becoming a leader in a hospital or health system?
  • Pharmacists are the most accessible health care professional – that needs to be the case IRL and on Social Media.

Lectures, books, and other media referenced

How great leaders inspire action – TED Talk – Simon Sinek

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action – Simon Sinek

Extreme Ownership – Leading up the chain of command – Jocko Willink

Tribe of Mentors – Tim Ferriss

Think Like a Monk – Jay Shetty