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UMKC Pharmacy Summer Camp: Just What the Pharmacist Ordered!

Pharmacy Students in Lab
UMKC School of Pharmacy has made it a mission to provide an excellent education at an affordable price to students all over Missouri; and in 2005 and 2014 they opened satellite campuses in Columbia and Springfield respectively, to help achieve that goal. Then, in summer 2016, the UMKC School of Pharmacy saw another need and inaugurated a one-day summer experience with the mission of introducing high school and college students to the field of pharmacy, with the added goal to make it available to students across the state of Missouri. Many summer experiences can be expensive and time consuming, so they decided to provide students with an affordable and time-friendly option to learn about pharmacy. Each year has seen the camps fill to capacity at each site: Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield.

The UMKC School of Pharmacy is excited to announce that it will hold its third annual One-day Summer Camp this coming June 2018! Students and guests can choose to attend the camp at one of the three sites at the following dates: Columbia—June 1st, Springfield—June 15th or Kansas City—June 29th. Continue reading

Congratulations to the UMKC Chapter of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

AMCP Award
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.

Pharm to Farm

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.

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