The UMKC Chapter of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy received a Third Place Finish in the AMCP Chapter of the Year Award competition. In the photo Left to Right: Katelyn Lutz, Chapter President 2015-2016, Heather Nelson Chapter President 2016-2017, Babette Edgar AMCP President, Susan Cantrell AMCP CEO and Michael Donaldson, student member. The UMKC students received their award at the Fall 2016 AMCP Nexus Meeting held in National Harbor, Maryland.
If Neosho, Mo., were to pick a favorite son, Tim Mitchell would certainly be in the running. His community is served by not one but four of Mitchell’s pharmacy facilities: Family Pharmacy of Neosho; Country Care Pharmacy; Advantage Health Care; and Mitchell’s Downtown Drug Store.
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.