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Underserved pharmacy schools

Kalin L Johnson, Naser Z Alsharif, John Rovers, Sharon Connor, Nicole D White, Michael D Hogue
International pharmacy service trips by schools and colleges of pharmacy allow students to provide health care to medically underserved areas. A literature review (2000-2016) in databases and Internet searches with specific keywords or terms was performed to assess current practices to establish and maintain successful pharmacy service trips. Educational documents such as syllabi were obtained from pharmacy programs and examined. A preliminary draft was developed and authors worked on sections of interest and expertise...
March 25, 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Carroll-Ann Goldsmith, Thao T Tran, Linh Tran
OBJECTIVE: To develop and implement an active, hands-on program for underrepresented minority (URM) seventh grade students and to determine if participation in the program increased interest in health care careers and understanding of pharmacy and physician assistant (PA) professions. DESIGN: A hands-on educational program was developed in conjunction with local middle school administrators and staff for URM 7th grade students. The program was designed to be hands-on and focus on pharmacy and PA laboratory skills...
November 15, 2014: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Rebecca Lee, Heather P Whitley
The prevalence of diabetes is increasing, especially in the elderly population. Unfortunately, many seniors have limited access to ongoing health care, which may hinder improvements in these chronic disease states. Use of social media continues to increase among all populations. Thus, use of this venue to reach patients, including those with diabetes, is a reasonable undertaking. Countryside Diabetes is a Facebook page created and administered by Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy faculty and students to reach this growing and often underserved demographic...
January 2014: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Carlo Davila-Payan, Julie Swann, Pascale M Wortley
INTRODUCTION: During the 2009-2010 H1N1 pandemic, children and high-risk adults had priority for vaccination. Vaccine in short supply was allocated to states pro-rata by population, but vaccination rates as of January 2010 varied among states from 21.3% to 84.7% for children and 10.4% to 47.2% for high-risk adults. States had different campaign processes and decisions. OBJECTIVE: To determine program and system factors associated with higher state pandemic vaccination coverage for children and high-risk adults during an emergency response with short supply of vaccine...
January 3, 2014: Vaccine
Marilyn R Stebbins, Meghan E Frear, Timothy W Cutler, James M Lightwood, Amanda R Fingado, Cindy J Lai, Helene Levens Lipton
BACKGROUND: The rising costs of health care and, in particular, prescription drugs remains a challenge. Health professionals' ability to promote cost-effective prescription drug use is critical, yet this subject is not included consistently in the curriculum of most health professional schools. As experts in prescription drug selection, use, and cost, pharmacists are in a unique position to help manage prescription drug regimens for the best therapeutic outcome, while also helping to keep patients' out-of-pocket (OOP) prescription drug costs low...
September 2013: Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy: JMCP
Elizabeth Perry, Amanda Storer, David Caldwell, Jennifer Smith
OBJECTIVE: To design and implement a Medical Outreach Experience elective course and assess its impact on students' level of confidence in organizing future medical outreach trips, providing population-specific pharmaceutical care, and achieving learning outcomes. DESIGN: A 2-credit hour elective course was designed for second- and third-year pharmacy students. The course was structured to include 3 sections over 1 semester, a 10-week training and preparation phase, followed by a weeklong international outreach experience and post-outreach reflection...
May 13, 2013: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Ruth Westra, Steve Skube, Melissa Zant
The University of Minnesota Medical School and College of Pharmacy in Duluth worked with a local drop-in center in 2008 to start a free clinic. The HOPE (Health of People Everywhere) Clinic is a student-run, faculty-organized effort that offers students an opportunity to develop their clinical skills and learn how to work in interprofessional teams while providing needed care to people who are underserved or uninsured. This article describes how this initiative came about and the impact it is having on medical students...
November 2011: Minnesota Medicine
Scotty M Buff, Pamella Y Gibbs, O'karsamaa L Oubré, Jane C Ariail, Amy V Blue, Raymond S Greenberg
While much literature describes programmatic success of clinical service-learning opportunities, this initiative integrates student learning across a comprehensive discipline set (Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Administration, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant), providing preventive health education and role modeling to low-income elementary-school children. Junior Doctors of Health© (JDOH), a health education curriculum taught by Medical University of South Carolina students, addresses childhood obesity and encourages child interest in health professional (HP) and biomedical science (BS) careers...
2011: Journal of Allied Health
Cynthia A Naughton, Daniel Friesner, David Scott, Donald Miller, Christian Albano
The demand for public health services is being outpaced by a shrinking public health workforce. This creates a unique opportunity for pharmacists to become more engaged in public health activities, particularly in rural underserved areas. To meet the need for additional public health professionals, we designed a master of public health (MPH) program in a rural state under the leadership of a department of pharmacy practice. In addition to a core set of courses, the MPH program has public health specialty tracks (disease state management, emergency management, health promotion practice, infectious disease management, food safety, gerontology, and medical management and administration) that could be completed as a certificate program or used towards an MPH degree...
December 15, 2010: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
G M Peterson, K D Fitzmaurice, R L Rasiah, H Kruup
AIM: The shortage of community and hospital pharmacists is particularly acute in rural and remote areas of Australia. Pharmacy students, in particular, as those who may be able to alleviate this shortage, need to be made more aware of the challenges and rewards of rural pharmacy practice. A marketing tool was developed to promote rural and remote pharmacy practice as a career option. A DVD was produced from interviews with health professionals working in rural and remote areas of Australia...
August 2010: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Dan K Kaye, Andrew Mwanika, Patrick Sekimpi, Joshua Tugumisirize, Nelson Sewankambo
BACKGROUND: Uganda has an acute problem of inadequate human resources partly due to health professionals' unwillingness to work in a rural environment. One strategy to address this problem is to arrange health professional training in rural environments through community placements. Makerere University College of Health Sciences changed training of medical students from the traditional curriculum to a problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum in 2003. This curriculum is based on the SPICES model (student-centered, problem-based, integrated, community-based and services oriented)...
2010: BMC Medical Education
Candis M Morello, Renu F Singh, Karen J Chen, Brookie M Best
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess and improve first-year student pharmacists' satisfaction and learning experience in a Student-Run Free Medical Clinic Project (SFMCP) providing medical care to an underserved population. METHODS: Two consecutive classes of first-year student pharmacists at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences participated in an Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) at the UCSD SFMCP...
February 2010: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Marilyn R Stebbins, Timothy W Cutler, Robin L Corelli, Amanda R Smith, Helene L Lipton
OBJECTIVES: To assess the train-the-trainer component of an initiative (Partners in D) to train pharmacy students to facilitate patient enrollment in the best Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (Part D). METHODS: Faculty members from 6 California colleges or schools of pharmacy were taught how to train pharmacy students about Medicare Part D and how to conduct outreach events targeting underserved patient populations. A preintervention and postintervention survey instrument was administered to determine participants' (1) knowledge of the Part D program; (2) skill using the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder tool; and (3) confidence in their ability to train pharmacy students...
May 27, 2009: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Mitra Assemi, Laura Shane-McWhorter, Doneka R Scott, Judy T Chen, Hazel H Seaba
The objective was to identify exemplars in teaching pharmacy students awareness, knowledge, and the skills needed to provide care and services to the underserved. A call for exemplars was sent out in spring 2007. A subcommittee of the AACP Task Force on Caring for the Underserved reviewed all applications received. The 3 best exemplars for teaching pharmacy students the awareness, attitudes, knowledge, and skills needed to care for the underserved were selected and are described in this manuscript. Included are 1 didactic, 1 experiential, and 1 international experience...
February 19, 2009: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Sonia J Crandall, Stephen W Davis, Amy E Broeseker, Carol Hildebrandt
OBJECTIVE: To longitudinally assess pharmacy and medical students' attitudes toward the medically underserved. METHODS: The Medical Students' Attitudes Toward the Underserved (MSATU) survey was administered to the entering classes at the schools of pharmacy and medicine at 2 universities in the South. This self-report measure was then completed by these students in each year of the professional curriculum. Data were compared longitudinally to assess students' attitudes toward the underserved...
December 15, 2008: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Ann Zweber, Victoria F Roche, Mitra Assemi, John M Conry, Laura Shane-McWhorter, Todd D Sorensen
A task force was convened by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and the Pharmaceutical Services Support Center (PSSC) and charged with the development of a curriculum framework to guide pharmacy programs in educating students on caring for the underserved. Utilizing a literature-based model, the task force constructed a framework that delineated evidence-based practice, clinical prevention and health promotion, health systems and policy, and community aspects of practice. Specific learning outcomes tailored to underserved populations were crafted and linked to resources readily available to the academy...
June 15, 2008: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Y M Dambisya, I S Modipa, M G Legodi
OBJECTIVE: To establish the whereabouts of pharmacists trained at the University of the North (UNIN), and the factors that influenced their career choices. DESIGN: Descriptive, cross-sectional study using quantitative and qualitative approaches. SETTING: Department of Pharmacy, University of Limpopo, South Africa. RESULTS: Most of the 582 pharmacy graduates from UNIN (1966 - 2003) work in South Africa. The questionnaire was sent to 233 graduates and 129 (55...
October 2007: East African Medical Journal
Kate Traynor
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November 15, 2007: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Nancy C Brahm, Tony Palmer, Tedra Williams, Gerard Clancy
OBJECTIVE: To describe a collaborative interdisciplinary health care service delivery system for the medically indigent in the Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma area independent of state or federal funding. SETTING: Northeastern Oklahoma and Tulsa. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Community and ambulatory care for indigent patients. PRACTICE INNOVATION: Bedlam Community Health Clinic (BCHC), which opened in August 2003, provides services to patients through partnerships among the health care disciplines of the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Medicine; is staffed by community physicians and pharmacists who volunteer their time and expertise; and is funded by the local community...
May 2007: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Daniel G Mareck
The Minnesota Rural Health School was established in 1996 and is administered by the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Duluth. The program provides rural interdisciplinary clinical experiences for health professions students in seven community sites. The core disciplines include medicine, physician assistant, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, and social work. There have been more than 230 participants. Students benefit by learning to work in collaborative teams and by participating in rural health care delivery...
February 2003: Family Medicine
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