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NSU’s FSHP Student-Pharmacist Inaugural Mentor Program

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L to R: Dr. Stacey Maravent, Dr. Joe Salem, Dr. William Kernan, and Dr. Dave Lacknauth.

Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy (NSU COP), in partnership with the Southeast and Palm Beach chapters of Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP), and the student chapters from NSU COP and Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA), held the first student-pharmacist mentor program at Cleveland Clinic Florida, in Weston, FL, in September. The event was attended by over 35 mentors, and 90 pharmacy students from NSU, PBA, and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). 

This mentor program gave students information on specialty areas in pharmacy practice such as oncology, administration, cardiology, informatics, managed care, community pharmacy, infectious disease, pediatrics, academia, critical care, internal medicine, transitions of care and hospice/palliative care, early on in their career.  

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Students enjoying dinner while networking.

Stacey Maravent, Pharm.D., (‘ 02) director of experiential education, NSU College of Pharmacy, William Kernan, Pharm.D., BCPS, director of pharmacy services, Cleveland Clinic, and Dave Lacknauth, Pharm.D. (‘ 02) director of pharmacy services, Memorial Hospital Miramar presented to the students and pharmacists on mentoring and professional involvement.  After the presentation, the roundtable portion of the evening started and students had the opportunity to rotate through the tables and speak with mentors on their areas of specialty.  Mentors came from numerous practice sites across South Florida including Memorial West Hospital, Holy Cross Medical Center, West Palm Beach VA, CVS, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Florida Board of Pharmacy, Jupiter Medical Center, and Memorial Regional Hospital. 

Students and mentors were engaged for the entire evening in stimulating conversations and had a range of questions regarding the different specialties.  Following the event students were encouraged to continue to develop the mentorship relationships.  The evening ended with lots of smiles, connections, and plans for another FSHP student-pharmacist mentoring event next year!