About 20 student pharmacists from the PCOM School of Pharmacy attended the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical
Meeting in Orlando last week. This meeting attracts more than 25,000 pharmacy professionals
from all over the world and provides opportunities for professional development, networking,
enhancing practice skills and staying current with the latest products and innovations.
In addition, the ASHP Residency Showcase allows students to meet with representatives
from pharmacy-based post-graduate residency programs across the United States.
Seven fourth-year students shared presentations, in addition to two third-year students
who presented the PCOM ASHP-SSHP student chapter organization’s poster. This poster
describes the initiative to better prepare students for the organization’s clinical
skills competition through the use of training sessions with patient cases.
PCOM School of Pharmacy Interim Dean Dr. Michael Lee said, ““It is great to see PCOM students actively participating at the meeting and
presenting their research posters in such a dynamic environment.”
Nerea Irusta (PharmD ’17) and Catrina Hill (PharmD ‘17) represented PCOM in the national
patient counseling competition. Hill said, “It was an incredible experience to be
in a competition with 135 other teams from pharmacy schools across the country.”
About the Midyear experience, Hill added, “Leading up to Midyear was very overwhelming.
I was stressing over which residencies I wanted to look at, how to do the PhORCAS
application, and what was required for the application. The programming that Midyear
provided was extremely helpful at walking you through what to do, what is needed,
and specifics about the application,” she said. “The Residency Showcase was also very
beneficial ... Having a plan outlining what I was looking for and which residencies
I wanted to talk to before walking in definitely helped me navigate Midyear.”
Dr. Lee added, “Midyear is an invaluable experience for students who are considering
post-graduate residency training. The opportunity to meet with program directors,
speak with current residents, and network with practitioners at the national level
really helps prepare them for the process of residency application and match process.”
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences and physician assistant
studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM Georgia focuses on educational
excellence, interprofessional education and service to the wider community. The campus
is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center, an osteopathic manipulative medicine
clinic, which is open to the public by appointment. For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500.
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