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NSU Pharmacy Students Help Provide Health Screenings in Underserved Communities

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NSU College of Pharmacy students and faculty participated in the NSU/Health Professions Division (HPD) 13th AHEC Hendry/Glades Community Health Fair in Clewiston, Florida.

NSU College of Pharmacy (COP) Palm Beach Campus (PBC) students Christiane Rothenberg (‘16), Dean’s Ambassador Stacy Tran (‘17), David Pham (‘17), and Akash Patel (‘17) coordinated the COP’s inter-professional participation in the NSU/Health Professions Division (HPD) 13th AHEC Hendry/Glades Community Health Fair in Clewiston, Florida on April 18, 2015.  The event is an annual Florida Rural Medical Mission that is coordinated and provided to the community by HPD in collaboration with AHEC/AMSA.

The coordinating COP team along with 18 pharmacy students, PBC faculty members Feroza Sircar, Pharm.D., and Catherine Harrington, Pharm.D., Ph.D., and COP alumnus Rosenie St. Fleur, Pharm.D. (‘14), participated in the community health fair aimed at providing screenings for the area’s underserved.  The COP team provided health services including bone density screenings, bone health education/counseling on prevention of osteoporosis and ‘brown bag’ medication review with counseling as needed. In addition, pharmacy students were able to assist non-English speaking Spanish and Creole community members and assisted the ‘food drive service’ to hand out food baskets.

COP students indicated that the interaction and working together with the other HPD disciplines was an excellent inter-professional learning experience stating that “the event was successful, and many of us feel thankful for this opportunity to be able to give back to the underserved community. At the end of the day, the circulating feeling was of gratitude and appreciation towards each other and towards the ability to serve this population.”