Published on November 6, 2020 by Sarah Waller  
Skelley Jessica

Jessica W. Skelley, Pharm.D., BCACP, is an associate professor in Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy and the residency director for the school’s postgraduate year two (PGY2) ambulatory care pharmacy residency. She also serves as the 2020-2021 chair of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners. 

Earlier this fall, she was interviewed as part of ASHP’s official podcast, which featured her as a woman in pharmacy leadership. Skelley discussed her passion for ambulatory care practice and her personal career journey.

Skelley is an alumna of McWhorter School of Pharmacy, where she earned her Pharm.D. and completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency in ambulatory care. In addition to teaching at Samford, she also works as an ambulatory care pharmacist specializing in family medicine at Christ Health Center in Birmingham, Alabama, where she holds a dual faculty appointment with the family medicine medical residency program 

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Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.