Stewart Wetmore ’08 always knew he was interested in being a pharmacist, but he also wanted to direct his attention to the business side of this career path. That is why pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration was the right choice for him. Wetmore says combining the degrees made graduating a smoother experience. Along with academics, Wetmore had a passion for sports and was recruited to play on Shenandoah’s soccer and tennis teams.
Wetmore believes that the staff at the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy give students real world experience and set high expectations for students inside and outside of the classroom.
Wetmore works for Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, Indiana as the Director of Oncology Outcomes Liaisons. He manages a team of six people, who address questions an insurance plan, institution or community oncology practice may have related to the clinical, economic or humanistic information for the company’s products.
He says that the most rewarding part of working in the pharmaceutical industry is that there is never a typical day. Wetmore loves having a different project or challenge to work on each and every day.
SU provided me with the foundational education needed to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry. It also gave me the chance to take on opportunities in leadership.”
The advice that Wetmore has for future students is: “There are two things that are within your control in almost every situation that will have the greatest impact on how things will turn out. First, how hard you work and second how much fun you have while doing it.”