About Us

We are committed to publishing thoroughly researched, cited, and expert-led information relevant to those learning more about pharmacy, starting a career path as a pharmacist, or progressing in a career already underway. This means publishing:

  • Useful, digestible background articles about essential aspects of life as a pharmacist for those at all stages of their careers.

  • Proven tips for making PharmD degree applications and resumes stand out.

  • Vetted program recommendations for PharmD programs and professional development / continuing education offerings.

Our Editorial Team

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Jim Herbst, PharmD, BCPPS

Editorial Lead

Jim Herbst, PharmD, BCPPS is an advanced patient care pharmacist at a nationally ranked pediatric acute care teaching hospital.  Dr Herbst received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Ohio State University in 2012.  He started his clinical career as an inpatient patient care pharmacist covering the neurology and complex care services, before transitioning to a pediatric neurology ambulatory care clinic in 2019. 

Dr Herbst's areas of interest in pediatric neurology include treatment-resistant pediatric epilepsy, infantile spasms, the ketogenic diet, and neuroimmunology.  He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed pharmacy and neurology journals, including Neurology, Epilepsia, and the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.  Dr Herbst is board certified as a pediatric pharmacy specialist.

Opinions and information published by the author here on PharmDDegree.com are of my own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of my employer.

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Hong Chen, PharmD

Editorial Contributor

Hong Kui Chen, PharmD, is a graduate of The Ohio State University Pharmacy Class of 2022. He is currently working as a clinical research associate at Medpace, Inc, a contract research organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio. His work consists of traveling to various sites around the country and providing protocol training on new clinical trials or monitoring data. While he enjoys the traditional retail and hospital pharmacy settings, he wanted to expand and pursue this non-traditional role to see how clinical trials operate. He has a passion for being able to impact patients on a grand scale and even though his current role isn't able to provide the 1-on-1 patient interaction, he knows the  work that he is doing will have long lasting contributions to overall patient health. 

Opinions and information published by the author here on PharmDDegree.com are of my own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of my employer.

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