Roger Sommi is hardly a new face at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. Sommi has spent 27 years teaching, researching and shaping education at the school.
A University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy student received national recognition for her outreach work at home and abroad.
UMKC students travel throughout Missouri to deliver healthcare
Sometimes learning to be a pharmacist takes place miles away from classrooms, laboratories and textbooks. One of the newest clinical student rotations – Pharm to Farm – takes higher education to rural Missouri farmhouses where students sit down with farmers and ranchers in their living rooms to learn in an entirely different way.
Pharm to Farm debuted in July 2013 when Kelly A. Cochran, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy clinical assistant professor, and two pharmacy students spent four weeks visiting a dozen Missouri farmers and ranchers to discuss their medications, side effects and adherence. The program was so well-received that Cochran said it will continue this July.