PCOM School of Pharmacy Serves as VA Residency SiteMarch 29, 2018
Scott Turner, PharmD, and Paige Wallace, PharmD, are two post-graduate residents from
the U.S . Department of Veteran Affairs.
The PCOM School of Pharmacy at Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) has been serving as a residency site for two post-graduate year one (PGY1) residents
from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
Drew Cates, PharmD, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, recently agreed to be a preceptor for
Scott Turner, PharmD, a Mercer University College of Pharmacy graduate, and Paige
Wallace, PharmD, a University of Georgia College of Pharmacy graduate.
The two residents have been exposed to various aspects of working in an academic setting.
According to Cates, the two assist with writing research articles and case studies
as well as updating collaborative care agreements for clinical practice sites.
Turner said, “I have enjoyed the experience of stepping out of my comfort zone and
teaching pharmacy students instead of taking care of patients.”
Wallace and Turner have also had the opportunity to conduct lectures and guide students
in active learning activities in the various pharmacy program courses. Additionally,
they helped organize and implement a community outreach activity with Shiloh High
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