Hall Talks with David Shirley

Roby Hill
August 01, 2022
David Shirley interviewed by Philip Hall

As students nationwide head back to campus, MUSC College of Pharmacy faculty member David Shirley talked with dean Philip Hall about how to connect with students and why it is so important in the most recent episode of “Hall Talks.”

Shirley, former president of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association (SCPhA) and an active member for more than 20 years, joined MUSC as a faculty member in 2015. A graduate of MUSC in 2002, he practiced independent community pharmacy in Charleston for 14 years specializing in compounding pharmacy. The first seven years he spent practicing at Prescription Center Inc. and then from 2009 until 2015 he was the pharmacist in charge and compounding pharmacist at Plantation Pharmacy.

As an educator, he has garnered much acclaim. Already a multi-year nominee as Preceptor of the Year during his pre-academic career, he has been named Teacher of the Year for the College of Pharmacy and won the MUSC-wide University Teaching Excellence Award for a Developing Teacher.

The assistant professor of clinical pharmacy and outcome sciences recently presented a faculty development seminar for colleagues on connecting with students.