2019 Rising Healthcare Scholarship Recipient

Bailey LeBrun

Congratulations to our 2019 FOSRX/FAST Rising Healthcare Scholarship Winner, Bailey LeBrun!

Bailey lives with Severe Hemophilia A and recently graduated high school as a member of the National Honor Society. While still in high school, Bailey also earned a medical certification as a Certified Nurse Aide, and now works at Our Lady of The Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

“Having a bleeding disorder has inspired me to pursue a medical career, therefore allowing me to help others with bleeding disorders as well as other chronic conditions. I feel that living with chronic medical condition has made me be more empathetic to others.”

Bailey is an incoming freshman at Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC), and will pursue a career in nursing. With the help of this scholarship and the support of his family, Bailey is well on his way to reaching his ultimate goal of becoming a nurse practitioner.

I don’t let my condition hold me back. I use it as drive to push me harder.

-Bailey LeBrun

As part of our scholarship program, recipients now attend an event as a scholarship ambassador throughout the year. Bailey helped us run a booth at a superhero themed hemophilia fundraiser this month. Everyone had a great time.

It is an honor to support students like him in their educational pursuits. We wish you the best of luck, Bailey, and have a great school year!

2019 Gold Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to our 2019 FOSRX/FAST Gold Scholarship Winner, Jillian Quam!

Jillian has lived with immune deficiency, arthritis, and Crohn’s disease since 2014. Despite struggling to attend school and missing months of classes while receiving treatments in the hospital, Jillian managed to be an honor roll student who volunteered in her community with special needs organizations and has participated in service projects that benefitted patients in pediatric hospitals.

“My medical conditions have impacted my life positively by inspiring me to pursue a career in the healthcare field. In the future, I hope to become a pharmacist because it is my dream to be able to directly improve the lives of other patients like me. I want to work with pharmaceutical companies to create medicines for people with immune deficiencies. It is also my dream to be able to go out in public without having to worry about catching diseases due to my low immunity.”

With this scholarship Jillian will pursue an education to become a pharmacist at the University of the Pacific. It is an honor to support students like her in their educational pursuits.

We wish you the best, Jillian! Have a great school year.

2018 FOSRX/FAST Pharmacy Scholarship Winners Announced 

Factor One Source FAST Pharmacy (FOSRX/FAST) announced today that it has selected four worthy recipients to award a combined worth of $11,000 of scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year to: Isaiah Reeves of Iowa City, Josh Williams of New Albany, OH, Emily Manning of Tallahassee, FL, and Chance Abrams of Birmingham AL.

All past and current recipients of the FOSRX/FAST Scholarship not only demonstrate extraordinary academic, extracurricular, and personal backgrounds, they also all live with chronic illnesses. The FOSRX/FAST scholarship program is part of an FOSRX/FAST initiative to support people living with life-long disorders/diseases to achieve academic success despite their diagnoses.

“Providing these scholarships will help the lives of four exceptional and deserving people who show promising futures despite challenging life circumstances,” FOSRX/FAST CEO, Sajal Roy said. “They are capable of achieving great things in their future college experiences and represent our company values well.”

After receiving their highest volume of applicants to date, the FOSRX/FAST Scholarship Committee for identified outstanding candidates for the FOSRX/FAST Scholarship Program based on their personal statements, academic achievements, extracurricular involvements, financial need, and potential future impact.  Since 2014, Factor One Source Pharmacy has publicly awarded over $30,000 in scholarships to 12 students across the nation and plans to continue awarding outstanding applicants annually.

“Our communities will benefit by enabling ambitious students to fully develop their talents and achieve their goals,” Roy said.

FOSRX/FAST is a nationwide specialty pharmacy focused on customized care and providing medications and services to people with complex or hard-to-manage conditions. While FOSRX/FAST has brick and mortar locations in Maryland, Louisiana and Texas, it is also licensed and able to serve patients in all 50 of the United States with a variety of medical conditions. To learn more about the Factor One Source FAST Pharmacy, click here, and to learn more about the FOSRX/FAST Scholarship Program, click here.

Listed below are the 2018 FOSRX/FAST Scholarship winners, their associated hometown, diagnosis, the college or university they will be/are attending, and their plans for the future. 

Silver Scholarship Recipient ($1,000): 

Emily Manning, from Tallahassee, Florida lives with a rare disorder of the blood called Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). While working full time, receiving regular treatments, and coaching incoming students, Emily is also pursuing an internship for her master’s degree in Social Work. She is a mentor, volunteer, teacher, researcher, and a soon-to-be MSW graduate from Florida State University.

“This scholarship does not only change my life but sustains it! With a Master’s in Social Work, I hope to continue to inspire young people who are faced with similar obstacles and empower them to achieve their dreams.”-Emily Manning

Gold Scholarship Recipient ($2,500): 

Joshua Williams, from New Albany, Ohio has undergone two bone marrow transplants (BMT). Josh is attending Ohio State University majoring in Chemistry with the goal of becoming a chemical researcher. He has experience researching the usage of gene therapy to treat muscular dystrophy at a laboratory in the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and plans to earn a PhD in Chemistry working on cutting edge research.

“My goal is a career developing new materials such as new medicines or nanotechnology therapies that will help address various medical disorders. Receiving this scholarship will help me achieve that goal.” -Joshua Williams

Platinum Scholarship Recipient ($5,000): 

Isaiah Reeves is from Iowa City, IA, and is attending the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Isaiah has severe hemophilia A which requires regular infusions, plans to become a hematologist. During his sophomore year he worked under a doctor researching Factor IX clotting and plans to continue working in hemophilia-related research throughout his career.

“Medical school is a large financial endeavor, and scholarship programs like this one are extremely helpful in reducing that burden. I am excited to continue my medical education and hopefully pursue a career in hematology, where I will be able to give back to the community that has supported me throughout my life.” -Isaiah Reeves

 

Rising Healthcare Scholarship Recipient ($2,500):

Chance Abrams is from Wetumpka Alabama and lives with hemophilia A with inhibitors. Chance is majoring in pre-nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Not only does he undergo frequent treatments and maintenance for his disorder, he is also a high-achiever academically and volunteers regularly with his local hemophilia chapter. Chance aims to become a registered nurse anesthetist after he completes his undergraduate degree.

The scholarship will help benefit my future because with it, I will be able to take classes that I need to have in order to be able to apply for Nursing School next Spring.” -Chance Abrams

Now Hiring in Dickson, TN

Administrative Assistant / Pharmacy Technician

 Location:

  • Dickson, Tennessee

Desired Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education and Experience: High School diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.).
  • Must be certified pharmacy technician. It is preferable that the candidate has Specialty Drug knowledge or has worked 1 year as a pharmacy tech.

Responsibilities:

  • This job includes a wide range of responsibilities for a specialty pharmacy. Each day is filled with new challenges. Duties will revolve around managing and distributing information. This generally includes answering phones, taking memos and maintaining files. Assist with sending and receiving correspondence, coordinating with staff in Maryland office, and greeting clients and patients. The pharmacy technician has many duties other than filling prescriptions. They also perform inventory counts, file paperwork, and stock inventory, etc. They help the pharmacy run like a well oiled machine, and help the pharmacists fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Must be good with people, detail oriented, highly competent, organized, friendly, and willing to have a variety of responsibilities.
  • Other Responsibilities: Performs other duties and assumes additional responsibilities as directed by the supervisor.
  • Full-time

About FOSRx

Founded in 2014, Factor One Source Pharmacy is a Specialty Pharmacy with an unwavering commitment to excellence in providing treatments and products for our patients with outstanding customer service. Headquartered in Cumberland, Maryland we are a fast-growing company that is focused on enhancing patient safety and medication adherence. Our President & CEO, Dr. Sajal Roy is the only quadruple board certified pharmacist in the United States, and sits as a commissioner for the Maryland Board of Pharmacy and serves as Chairman of the Emergency Preparedness Task Force.

The environment at Factor One Source Pharmacy is exciting, fast-paced, and full of opportunities for growth. We look for highly-motivated, enthusiastic, and goal driven professionals who want to have a positive impact on the people they serve.

FOSRx Pharmacy offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit plan.