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Diabetes Concentration

With more than 25 million people in the United States living with diabetes, the need for ongoing, patient-centered care for those dealing with this chronic disease is critical. As a future pharmacist, you are in a unique position to meet this demand, and adding the diabetes concentration provides another level of specialization that will differentiate you in the job market and enable you to effectively and confidently treat patients in this rapidly growing segment of the population.

 

Internships and opportunities

In addition to the internships and rotations required of all pharmacy students, you will complete two 5-credit-hour rotations during which you will provide practice-based application of the intensive diabetes coursework required for the concentration.

Of course, you’ll benefit from the experiences that all Drake Bulldogs enjoy—mentorship from professors at the top of their field; résumé-worthy internships, research experiences, and other professional preparation; opportunities to learn while serving the community; and January Term experiences that immerse you into the fascinating topics—and locations—you choose.

 

Career benefits

Pharmacists are increasingly helping patients with diabetes manage their disease and live healthier lives. Through daily interactions, pharmacists have the opportunity to educate patients on their medication (proper use, expected outcomes, and potential side effects), proper use of diabetes care supplies, and methods to improve glycemic control.

When you graduate from the program, you’ll be able to:

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Important Admission Dates

Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake

Now - Entering first year and transfer students can apply for fall 2019

October 18 - Campus Preview Half-Day

October 19 - Campus Preview Half-Day

October 26 - Music Audition Day

November 9 - Health Professions Visit Day

November 9 - Music Audition Day

November 12 - Campus Preview Day

 

Learn more:

Diabetes Concentration Website

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Jessica Lang, MAT
Director of Enrollment Services
Email: jessica.lang@drake.edu
Phone: (515) 271-3018

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