Top Pharmacists & Pharmacist Attorneys on Social Media — 2021

Pharmacists are held to an Oath: The Oath of a Pharmacist.

There are two sections of that Oath that apply to today's post:

  1. I will hold myself and my colleagues to the highest principles of our profession’s moral, ethical and legal conduct.
  2. I will embrace and advocate changes that improve patient care.

I personally believe that these two clauses alone strike at the heart of why pharmacists should be on social media right now — to be held to high principles and to embrace and advocate for change. Social media is a fantastic medium by which to live both of these parts of the Oath.

Tracking the pharmacists and pharmacist attorneys out there who rock social media, I often try to reverse engineer what they’re doing to see how they’ve become successful at what they’re doing, which in turn can be shared and re-applied.

This Labor Day weekend, I returned to the lists that I’ve created and shared a little more on what I think these groups are rocking on one social media platform in particular — LinkedIn.

Here’s the post on #pharmacistattorneys:

⚖️ Just recently conducted the annual review of professionals I follow in #pharmacylaw (#pharmacist + #lawyer) for 2021 to see what they’re up to in terms of #careerdevelopment over the past year. See above chart.

⚖️ Observations:

*Not a lot of job or career switches over the past year
*Although still strong #career variety — beyond the traditional #law firm setting or traditional #pharmacy settings
*Still skews more heavily men than women in this list
*Those with the most followers at LI tend to have other degrees beyond the pharmacy and law degrees, like #MBA, #MS, etc.
*Several teach — part-time or full time
*At least 10 of the professionals listed below served on one or more #nonprofit #association boards (or run them).

⚖️ Pharmacy + Law is a fun combination!

#healthlaw #health #healthcare #healthpolicy #attorney

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As for the pharmacists, I shared a podcast episode on The Edutainer about what the top men and women pharmacists are doing on LinkedIn in 2021 recently, and, today, I posted another podcast episode on where to get the names of the top 20 men and women pharmacist rock stars in LinkedIn for 2021.

Last, I’ll state that I fundamentally believe that pharmacy students should be taught how to advocate for their profession — and how to use tools like social media during their pharmacy school tours. Often, the schools place a ton of emphasis on pharmacology and clinical pharmacy, but respectfully, that’s just a fraction of what pharmacists do. There’s much, much more to the picture…

…including the 2 parts of the oath above.

Happy Labor Day to all — and particularly to my healthcare colleagues out there — you should be very, VERY proud of making it thus far during the pandemic. Hang in there — and if you’re lucky enough to have the day off — enjoy!

Erin L. Albert is an author and podcaster, inter alia. Her opinions are hers alone above, and not necessarily those of her employers.




Pharmacist, author, lawyer, intrapreneur. Opining is my own.

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Erin L. Albert

Erin L. Albert

Pharmacist, author, lawyer, intrapreneur. Opining is my own.

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