I donated to the Crisafi Challenge, to give something back to the University of Florida.  I graduated with my BS in pharmacy from St. John’s University in NY in 1994.  In 2008, one of my ex-bosses who is also a good friend suggested I go back for my PharmD.   I automatically began researching non-traditional programs, knowing that working full time as a hospital pharmacist, I could not do a traditional program.  I decided to apply to the UF WPPD program, and was very impressed with the program.  I found the program to be both rewarding and challenging, graduating in August 2011.  And as a bonus, I met one of my best friends in the program.  My mother, who was in her early 80’s when I graduated, was very proud of my accomplishment.  She passed away five months after graduation, but I was so glad that I was able to share this experience with her, even though she could not physically be there.  Donating to the Crisafi Challenge allows me to give back to the University that gave me so much.

Matthew N. Goldstein

Matthew N. Goldstein January 17, 2018