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 School students.
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 which has a storied history as a premier osteopathic medical school. 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 or call 678-225-7500.
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