Marshal Carter2013 Student Pharmacist
Following in a line of family members, Marshal Carter earned his EMT certification in high school.
Now as a third-year pharmacy student Carter continues to carry on the family’s tradition, volunteering as an EMT for 60 hours each month at the Buies Creek Fire and Rescue Department.
What started as a tradition has turned into a passion. And Carter hopes to combine his love for emergency medicine with his pharmacy education to eventually practice pharmacy in an emergency department.
Carter also worked as a pharmacy tech in high school, which provoked his interest to apply for pharmacy school. He views the profession as a way to reach out to a diverse population of under-served patients and wants to help close the gap in health care disparities.
Volunteering as an EMT for almost 11 years helped him experience this need first-hand.
“When patients feel like hope is gone and no one really cares for their needs, there is no greater gift, to me, than to be able to connect on a personal level and help them improve their own health,” Carter said.