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Members of PCOM Georgia's Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's (AMCP) student chapter
attended AMCP Nexus 2019 in Washington, DC on November 1, 2019.
DEA Drug Takeback Day
On October 27th, 2019, APhA-ASP Generation Rx partnered with the Snellville Police
Department and the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for the semiannual Drug Takeback
Day. Students helped officials collect expired and unused prescription medication
from community members. More than 185 pounds of unwanted medications were collected
from residents in Snellville and more than 441 tons were gathered nationwide.
Pharmacy Class of 2023 White Coat Ceremony
The white coat ceremony for the PCOM Georgia Doctor of Pharmacy Class of 2023 was
held on October 18th, 2019 at the Infinite Energy Center. During the traditional ceremony,
first year pharmacy students were presented with their physician white coats. The
coats symbolize dedication to clinical service and patient care. ... Read more.
APhA-ASP Midyear Regional Meeting
On October 18, students from PCOM Georgia's American Pharmacists Association Academy
of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) student chapter attended the 2019 Midyear Regional
Meeting in Atlanta, GA. The conference allowed local pharmacy students to network
as well as attend multiple informational and leadership development sessions.
Policy on Tap
APhA-ASP members joined fellow students from Mercer School of Pharmacy at the Tucker
Brewing Company in Tucker, GA on October 3 for the Policy on Tap event. Students were
able to meet with pharmacists and state legislators to learn more about advocacy and
pharmacy policy. They discussed how advocating for the pharmacy profession is important in
order to allow pharmacists to provide excellent care for their patients.
Ryan Cameron Foundation's 11th Annual Health Fair
Members of Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) volunteered at the
Ryan Cameron Foundation's 11th Annual Health Fair, a free community event held at
the The Gallery at South DeKalb in Decatur, GA. First and second year student pharmacists
worked alongside Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Candis McGraw-Senat, PharmD,
BCCAP, to check guests' blood pressure levels, conduct blood glucose tests, measure
body mass index (BMI) and more.
APhA-ASP Summer Leadership Institute
Policy Vice President, Nakoasha Dillard (PharmD '21) and President Elect, Laura Nguyen
(PharmD '22), represented PCOM Georgia at the APhA-ASP's Summer Leadership Institute
in Washington, DC on July 31, 2019.
They were given the opportunity to advocate for the pharmacy profession at Capitol
Hill, connect and learn from passionate student leaders from across the nation, and
develop new ideas to bring back to their chapter. Dillard and Nguyen described the
experience as exciting, inspiring and motivating. They look forward to embracing the APhA-ASP's
2019 theme of "Fearlessly Authentic," as well as encourage other pharmacy students
to get involved in advocacy opportunities.
PCOM South Georgia Opportunities Academy
A PharmD student volunteered alongside PCOM Georgia Biomedical Sciences students at
the inaugural Opportunities Academy at PCOM South Georgia. The summer outreach program
inspires local high school students to pursue careers in health care. ... Read more.
ASHP Summer Meeting
On June 25, 2019, student pharmacist Jeffrey Clark (PharmD '21) attended American
Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Summer Meeting in Boston, MA. Clark was
appointed Vice Chair of the Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee.
"My experience at ASHP Summer Meeting in Boston was very rewarding and a great opportunity
for pharmacy students to learn more about health system pharmacy and network with
residents, practicing pharmacists and pharmacy leaders. I was very fortunate to be
chosen and sworn in to serve as the Vice-Chair of the Pharmacy Student Forum Executive
Committee. I enjoyed the multitude of events that happened during the conference which
consisted of a blend of continuing education sessions and networking events. The ASHP
Summer Meetings are a great opportunity for pharmacy students to learn so much, but
more importantly meet other pharmacy students and pharmacists."
Jeffrey Clark (PharmD '21) Vice-Chair of ASHP-SSHP Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee President of ASHP-SSHP at PCOM Georgia
GPhA 2019 Georgia Pharmacy Convention
On June 19, 2019, Betty Sherferaw (PharmD '21), Nandi Rosier (PharmD '21), Laura Nguyen
(PharmD '22), Latasha Lawson (PharmD '22), Deirdre Moultry (PharmD '21), Ganiyat Asuni
(PharmD '22) and Elizabeth Asibey (PharmD '22) attended GPhA's 2019 Georgia Pharmacy
Convention in Amelia Island, FL. Also in attendance were faculty members Shari Allen, PharmD, BCCP, and Edo-Abasi McGee, PharmD, BCPS. While at the convention My Hanh Duong (PharmD '20) received a second place ribbon
for her research poster.
AMCP Annual Meeting
Kinjal Shah (PharmD '21) attended the AMCP annual meeting on March 27, 2019. Ms. Shah
had the opportunity to meet keynote speaker Ashlee Klevens Hayes, PharmD, founder
of Rx Ashlee, a boutique career development company.
Atlanta Interprofessional Student Hotspotting
"I am honored that I was chosen to be a part of the Atlanta Interprofessional Student
Hotspotting Program at Grady Health System. This opportunity has enhanced my ability
to collaborate with other healthcare professionals to improve health outcomes. It
also taught me about how to decrease medical costs and transform the healthcare delivery
system. I am excited to utilize my years of experience, which I obtained at Coram
Specialty Infusion Pharmacy, in a different capacity and continue to develop expertise
in using the patient- focused care model. Being accepted into this program has helped
to prepare me to become an exceptional pharmacist in the future, as well as given
me insight into one day owning an independent pharmacy."
Lindsay Stalls, PharmD '22
Celebrating American Pharmacist Month
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) officially launched American Pharmacists
Month in 2004. Since then, APhA has used the month of October to recognize pharmacists'
contributions to health care and community service. In honor of American Pharmacist
Month, student pharmacy organizations at PCOM Georgia held several events on and off
campus during the month of October. ... Read more.
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