Sharon Jhawar earned her PharmD at the USC School of Pharmacy in 2001, an accomplishment that soon led to a job at SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans.

A board-certified geriatric pharmacist who also holds an MBA, Jhawar is passionate about helping older adults. Now the chief pharmacy officer at SCAN, she works alongside other leaders to improve senior care in the United States by optimizing prescription benefits, clinical programs, healthcare policy reform and the development of pharmacy care solutions that ensure safe medication use.

Jhawar recently spoke with the USC School of Pharmacy about her current position, describes the close friendships she developed with her USC School of Pharmacy classmates, and advice she would offer to current students.

To read the interview, click here.