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ACCP Report - March 2017

ACCP Member Spotlight: Nick Peters


Nick Peters, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS

Nick Peters, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS, is a critical care and nutrition support clinical pharmacy specialist and PGY1 residency program coordinator at Suburban Hospital – Johns Hopkins Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition, Peters is the Recognition Committee chair for the ACCP Critical Care PRN and is the only pharmacist representative on the Society of Critical Care Medicine In-Training Selection committee. He earned his Pharm.D. degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana; completed a PGY1 residency at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and a PGY2 specialty residency in critical care at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia; and earned Board of Pharmacy Specialties certification in both pharmacotherapy and critical care.

Peters recognizes that his mentors have shaped him into the pharmacist he is today. He specifically wishes to highlight the guidance and support he received from Christopher Paciullo, Pharm.D., FCCP; Stacey Folse, Pharm.D., MPH; and Alley Killian, Pharm.D., while he was a PGY2 resident at Emory University Hospital. Through these mentors, he learned that he "could contribute to clinical pharmacy through leadership, mentorship, research, multidisciplinary education, and professional organization involvement in addition to providing clinical services." Peters also credits them with instilling in him a sense of courage and confidence that helped set him on his professional path.

Peters has been an ACCP member since he was a pharmacy student and actively seeks out ways to give back to the College and the profession. In his words, ACCP has "given me the opportunity to meet, network with, learn from, and develop friendships with pharmacists from across the country." Moreover, "the education offered through ACCP has helped me grow as a clinical pharmacist, primary investigator, preceptor, and educator." Peters has served ACCP as an abstract, curriculum vitae, and poster reviewer, and he is active in the Critical Care PRN.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Peters' other passion is traveling. He has set a personal goal of visiting all seven continents and, to date, has visited three of the seven continents with plans to visit his fourth in the coming year. He believes in the power of positive thinking and imparting happiness toward others and aims to make memories, not only within his professional activities, but also personally, all over the world.