Kent Quickstad, RPh
Kent Quickstad has been an ISHP fixture for many years, serving on the Board in many roles, including president, and as our long-time newsletter editor. Likewise he has been a pillar of Idaho pharmacy, having worked at St. Luke's Boise for the past 35 years. It's hard to find a better role model for pharmacy and the profession.
Why ISHP? - Kent Quickstad in his own words
We all have our individual reasons of why we belong to ISHP, but okay, let's be honest, first and probably foremost many of us belong to ISHP in order to get the required CE to maintain our license. ISHP offers two quality CE sessions in our Spring and Fall programs each year. You can knock out a large chuck of the required hours of live CE and law over a weekend.
Through ISHP I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of people who have the same dedication to the profession as I do. ISHP has opened the doors to meeting these colleagues, whom I also now call friends.
Additionally, I think about the ISHP mission statement which promotes "...the highest levels of pharmacy practice by our members". Through the CE, the networking, and the pharmacy practice pearls that I have picked up over the years, I have become a better pharmacist by my involvement in ISHP.
However, and I feel more importantly, is that over the years I know that pharmacy has been good to me and to my family. I therefore feel that I have a duty to give back a little something to the profession that has given so much to me. We all have that duty, but just how much of that we repay is an individual decision with no right or wrong answer. Whether one is a member, active on the Board, helping with a committee, presenting a poster, speaking at a program, or active at the national level, it is all payback to the profession.
These are only part of my reasons why I belong to ISHP. I would encourage you to think of yours.