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PharmDigest Winter 2019

December 12, 2019
First and second year PharmD students smile in their white coats at the free health check up table.
Ryan Cameron Foundation's 11th Annual Health Fair
PCOM Georgia pharmacy students smile outside of GPhA's 2019 Georgia Pharmacy Convention.
GPhA 2019 Georgia Pharmacy Convention
Nakoasha Dillard and Laura Nguyen smile outside the capitol building in their physician white coats.
APhA-ASP Summer Leadership Institute
Pharmacy students smile and pose with Snellville police officers at the DEA Drug Takeback Day.
Drug Takeback Day in Snellville
Members of PCOM Georgia's AMCP student chapter smile inside a government hall.
AMCP Nexus 2019

PharmDigest is published by the PCOM School of Pharmacy Student Council.

AMCP Nexus

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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