Mary Choy, PharmD, BCGP, FASHP, is author of the award-winning book, Healthcare Heroes: The Medical Careers Guide. She is board certified in geriatric pharmacotherapy and is on the medical review board for Verywell Health. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John's University in 2005. She completed her pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis in education at the Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System and an affiliated teaching position at Long Island University. She is an active member and leader in professional pharmacy associations at both the state and national levels. Dr. Choy currently serves as the Director of Pharmacy Practice of the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists.
She has held multiple roles in the field of pharmacy, including academia, hospital, community, and industry. While she was a professor and clinical pharmacist, she became an active fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and was recognized for excellence in pharmacy practice. She has advanced pharmacy practice in acute and ambulatory care settings that include the areas of nephrology, transplant, geriatrics, and internal medicine. Mary has authored scientific articles and has presented her research at national meetings. In addition, her award-winning book, Healthcare Heroes: The Medical Careers Guide, provides insights for the general public to demystify the diverse group of professionals who comprise the modern healthcare team.
She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the ASHP-ABHP Leadership Award, American Pharmacists Association Immunization Champion Award and a New York State Assembly Citation for exemplary service in improving healthcare. Mary has appeared on the NBC Today Show, SinoVision, PBS, ASHP TV, and ‘Pharmacists: Unsung Heroes’ documentary. She was featured in newspapers, World Journal, SingTao, and Epoch Times, for her contribution to public health. She lives in New York City with her spouse and two children.
Healthcare Heroes: The Medical Careers Guide
Winner of 2020 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal & 2020 International Book Awards Finalist
Healthcare Heroes: The Guide to Medical Careers gives you the unfiltered, unedited, no holds barred version of what it’s really like to be a healthcare professional in the 21st century.
This award-winning book features some of the best and top healthcare jobs highlighted in the U.S. News & World Report. It serves as a useful resource for readers of all ages, whether they be in middle school, high school, college or already out in the workforce.
With expert insights and strategies, this book helps readers find their best career path in the medical field. The contributors are healthcare professionals who provide a personal touch and share their extensive knowledge and expertise through their journey into each of their professions. Will there be a few surprises? Count on it.
Each chapter provides an overview of the profession, salary range, specialty and sub-specialty areas of employment, methods of exploring the career, educational requirements and information on the long-term employment outlook. This book also features a day in the life of the healthcare professional, strategies to succeed in the career and a list of helpful websites and references.
Finding a rewarding career path is an important stage in life and good guidance is the key to success. This guide to medical careers can help readers think through their options and find a career path that will bring fulfillment.
Did you know that healthcare is a rapidly growing field? The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in healthcare occupations will grow by at least 14% through 2028, adding at least 1.9 million new jobs. This healthcare growth will add jobs to the workforce much faster than the average for all other occupations. Don’t you want to be a part of this growing trend and make a difference in the lives of patients? Start your journey towards a healthcare career today!
Awards and Recognition
- Silver Medal, 2020 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards, Non-Fiction: Occupational category
- Finalist, 2020 International Book Awards in the categories of Young Adult: Non-Fiction and Business: Careers