Cory D. Jackson, PharmD, has worked in the clinical pharmacy at Jefferson Regional since November 2020 and was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).
He is only one of three pharmacists who have worked at Jefferson Regional with this certification. Heather Flowers, PharmD, is the only other pharmacist with this certification currently working at Jefferson Regional. Heather is manager of the Clinical Pharmacy.
“Cory was a great addition to our team and we are excited and proud that he achieved this certification,” Heather said.
The credential is for pharmacists who have met the eligibility criteria and who, in their unique practice, ensure the safe, appropriate and economical use of medications as part of inter-professional treatment teams.
Cory received his pharmacy degree at University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and did a residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). “My senior year in high school, I knew I wanted to be involved in medicine, but I just accidentally stumbled upon pharmacy as a career. I thought it would allow me to have a career in medicine but still have a life outside of work and enough time for a family,” Cory explained.
“Depending on the needs of the department, my work often involves a wide variety of duties,” Cory said. “I might work on central pharmacy staffing, perform order verification and insure the floor is stocked with drugs. I’ll round in the Intensive Care Unit with physicians, nurses, social workers and dietitians to come up with a game plan for specific patients. I even work in the infusion pharmacy across the street. When push comes to shove, I’ll even mix and reconstitute IV Drugs.”
“And it’s really ironic that I find myself working at this hospital because this is where I was born,” Cory said.
Cory is originally from Dumas where his parents still live. He looks forward to a long career and expects that Jefferson Regional will be a big part of his future. “I’ve really enjoyed working here, especially getting to know the people, and I’m still in the process of building my career,” Cory said.