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First Professional Year (P1) Experiential Course Descriptions

Dispensing - Early Experience

P1 students will participate in dispensing activities, spending a minimum of 40 hours in a dispensing environment, such as a community practice or hospital setting.  Course goals include demonstration of skills in the competency categories of Drug Therapy Problem-Solving, Communication, Product and Service Management, and Professionalism in order to safely and accurately prepare and dispense medication in addition to comparing various pharmacy practice settings.

Geriatric Service Learning

Students spend a minimum of 20 hours getting to know a geriatric patient in a long term care or elder care facility.  The project is directed at developing professionalism, empathy, caring and communication through the development of a personal relationship between the student and an elderly individual.

CPHS News
September 21, 2016
John Rovers, professor of practice in the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, recently was honored with the second annual Principal Financial Group Global Citizenship Award.
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