“Hard work pays off,” stated Dr. Clarence Moore when asked the most valuable lesson he learned while attending Howard University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Moore’s successes and progression within the pharmacy profession can be attributed to his constant drive and work ethic. Accomplishments from his hard work, his most memorable moments in pharmacy school were Graduation day and being accepted into a pharmacy residency program on the Match Day.
After earning his Doctor of Pharmacy from Howard University College of Pharmacy in 2011, he further developed his clinical practice skills, completing a post-graduate residency (PGY-1) at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ. He then returned to the Washington, DC Metropolitan area to pursue a specialty residency in Hematology and Oncology at Howard University Hospital. An asset to the Howard University Hospital and Howard University College of Pharmacy, Dr. Moore accepted an offer to become a full faculty professor at Howard University School of Pharmacy in 2013.
Dr. Moore credits his pharmacy career path in academia to the influence of his professors. He says that it was his experience and mentorship from his professors, especially during experiential rotations, that directed his academic pursuits. Specifically, he acknowledged how his professors were about to integrate their clinical practice site experience into their teaching methods.
Currently, Dr. Moore is Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Shenandoah University in Ashburn, Virginia. He is a Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and Oncology specialties. Truly utilizing his degree and always working, he is also adjunct faculty at Bowie State University, Department of Nursing, in Bowie, MD and practices clinically at Howard University Hospital and Children’s National Medical Center, both in Washington, DC.
Dr. Moore also precepts students, coordinates courses, presents lectures, volunteers nationally and internationally, chairs committees, and has published journal articles in numerous publications. Consistently driven, he is starting a practice site at Inova Hospital Cancer Center in Virginia as well. When asked what his plans are, he said: he aspires to become an Associate Professor. He also wants to become more involved in local pharmacy organizations and associations.
Dr. Moore, even with his busy schedule and growing family, manages to keep in touch with a few peers from his tenure as a pharmacy student at Howard. For those students interested in pursuing careers in academia, he advises taking experiential rotations in academia so they can experience what the field really entails. As for his colleagues that have an interest in teaching he says,
“everyone has something to give,”
and suggests, no matter what current field one is in, that if individuals take advantage of opportunities to teach lectures or even precept students that it could lead to further opportunities.
Dr. Moore’s proudest accomplishment in his pharmacy career thus far was being honored as a “Distinguished Young Pharmacist” by the Washington DC Pharmacy Association in October 2016– an award well-deserved.