Pharmacy Students Assist Local Seniors with Medication Management

Last month, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy student volunteers sat down with residents at Lurie Terrace senior apartment community to help them keep track of their medication by creating a personalized medication list.

The Longitudinal Early Practice Experience (LEPE) program pairs two students in their first and second year of pharmacy school with an older adult community member.

Lucas and Anisa prepare for the medication reconciliation event. During home visits with their partner, students discuss health history and medication usage. Lucas Hamelink and Anisa Bici’s LEPE partner mentioned a concern during one of their visits. In their senior community, some members were unaware of their medications and did not have concise list readily available during visits to the doctor. Lucas and Anisa took the initiative and developed a plan to host a medication reconciliation event.



“The lists serve multiple functions,” explained Lucas, P2. “Primarily, they are a resource for the individuals. They have all of their pertinent medical information in one place, like a list of their doctors and pharmacy and their phone numbers, and each of their medications, why they take it, and who prescribed it. For some people, this covers a huge amount of information, and it's helpful to have it organized and in one place.”  Read more.

 

   

Community Engagement Programs & Opportunities

The Community Engagement Department facilitates and supports programs that connect the College of Pharmacy with communities, advocates for outreach, and promote stories of success. The College of Pharmacy work to meet the needs of our community through the work of our student organizations, faculty innitiatives, and interprofessional collaboration

Our faculty works locally and internationally. Dr. Vicki Ellingrod, along with two P2 students (Blasie Ndukwe and Brian Pauls) and one P3 student (Brock Jackson) recently returned from Meru, Kenya, where they exchanged ideas about the practice of pharmacy and structure of pharmacy education, as well as worked on research projects. The purpose of this month-long trip was to contribute to the economy, health services, resource utilization, and quality of life in developing, rural communities of Kenya. Students were able to work alongside and shadow local physicians and pharmacists (chemists) within the region. Read more.

Crisis Leadership Challenge

“The Sanger Crisis Leadership Challenge was an eye-opening experience. This fast paced event challenged my ability to analyze material and communicate ideas in a succinct manner,” says Kurtis Lee, PharmD’18. “This is unlike any interprofessional event I have ever attended.” Seven U-M College of Pharmacy students participated in the Sanger Crisis Leadership Challenge, January 12-13, hosted by the Michigan Ross Sanger Leadership Center. The program prepares students to lead in high-pressure, high-stakes environments. Throughout the training, students engage with crisis management experts, receive specialty training, and personalized feedback. Read More

New Interprofessional Leadership Fellows Announced. 

To learn more about interprofessional events and news on campus, check out the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education. 

Student OrganizationsFaculty Engagement

Our faculty works locally and internationally. Dr. Vicki Ellingrod, along with two P2 students (Blasie Ndukwe and Brian Pauls) and one P3 student (Brock Jackson) recently returned from Meru, Kenya, where they exchanged ideas about the practice of pharmacy and structure of pharmacy education, as well as worked on research projects. The purpose of this month-long trip was to contribute to the economy, health services, resource utilization, and quality of life in developing, rural communities of Kenya. Students were able to work alongside and shadow local physicians and pharmacists (chemists) within the region. Read more.

Interprofessional Education

Crisis Leadership Challenge

“The Sanger Crisis Leadership Challenge was an eye-opening experience. This fast paced event challenged my ability to analyze material and communicate ideas in a succinct manner,” says Kurtis Lee, PharmD’18. “This is unlike any interprofessional event I have ever attended.” Seven U-M College of Pharmacy students participated in the Sanger Crisis Leadership Challenge, January 12-13, hosted by the Michigan Ross Sanger Leadership Center. The program prepares students to lead in high-pressure, high-stakes environments. Throughout the training, students engage with crisis management experts, receive specialty training, and personalized feedback. Read More

New Interprofessional Leadership Fellows Announced. 

To learn more about interprofessional events and news on campus, check out the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education. 

Listing Row

Monday, November 17, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014