Dr. Jason Bandy ‘00 was recently appointed as Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Sacramento Regional Coordinator to the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Bandy earned his bachelor of science in chemistry from California State University, Fresno and his doctor of pharmacy at Pacific. He also completed a general practice residency at St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
Growing up in a small farming community in the Central Valley, Dr. Bandy helped on his family farm for many years, growing cotton, almonds, corn, and alfalfa. “Although, I respect my parents’ and grandparents’ decision to become farmers, I knew that job was not for me,” said Dr. Bandy. During his high school years, he spent time at his local pharmacies where he enjoyed his interaction with the employees and patients.
Prior to coming to Pacific, Dr. Bandy was an Ambulatory Care Senior Pharmacist at University of California, Davis Medical Center (UCDMC). His work in the anticoagulation, medication renewal, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia clinics also played a major role in introducing pharmacist-managed clinics to UCDMC. Dr. Bandy played an integral role in establishing the ambulatory care rotation site for Pacific’s Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience program.
“I’ve always believed that what you’ve learned in life should be shared with others. This concept has helped motivate me to be a preceptor for student pharmacists,” said Dr. Bandy.
Dr. Bandy believes that his experience in hospital, community, and clinical pharmacy have helped him better understand students’ and volunteer preceptors’ needs in various practice settings. In addition to his role at UCDMC, he also served as a staff inpatient pharmacist and clinical pharmacist at the San Joaquin General Hospital Asthma/COPD Clinic and worked in the community settings for Longs Drug Stores and Rx Relief.
He is highly involved with the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP), both at the local and state level. Dr. Bandy was named a fellow of CSHP in 2011.
By Dua Her '09