Class of 2017, Twin Cities
Richard Shneur is pursuing his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Minnesota – College of Pharmacy with an anticipated graduation date of May 2017. He received his Bachelors of Science at the University of Minnesota – College of Biological Science in 2013.
Prior to beginning pharmacy school, Richard was heavily involved in undergraduate extracurricular activities. In his sophomore year, he founded a fraternity chapter that had been dormant on the campus for nearly two decades. This experience challenged him to learn skills such as leadership, management, strategic planning, and finances. In addition as president, he led philanthropy initiatives to raise money and awareness for two honorable causes – St Jude Hospital in Memphis and the Alzheimer’s Association. Hosting these events provided him a unique opportunity where he found his passion for community service and disease awareness. In addition, during his senior year he was elected president of the pre-pharmacy club. In this role, he was able to further develop his leadership skills and became interested in giving back as a mentor to younger students interested in pharmacy.
As a pharmacy student, Richard continued his extra-curricular involvement, immersing himself into new experiences. In the middle of his first year of pharmacy school, he identified a gap in both our curriculum and pharmacy organizations in that they did not expose students to the role of pharmacists in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or medical device arena. Thus, he started the 6th chapter of the national organization – Industry Pharmacist Organization (IPhO), which he served as president of for two years. During his third year he served as the College Board President supporting the college's various student organizations and creating a positive student experience
Richard has a variety of internship experiences in both traditional and non-traditional pharmacy roles. He worked as an inpatient pharmacy intern at Abbott Northwestern where he performed medication reconciliation for patients being admitted from the emergency department. Additionally, he was an intern at Express Scripts for four years with a variety of roles in business alignment, pharmacoanalytics, account management and the office of clinical evaluation and policy. Currently, Richard is a consulting intern at The Burchfield Group, a consulting firm specializing in pharmacy benefit consulting, contract negotiations and enforcement, regulatory, Medicare and Medicaid compliance, PBM and Medicare auditing, and data validation.
Upon graduation, Richard will be moving to Indianapolis joining Eli Lilly as a Visiting Scientist Fellow.