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Welcome Class of 2018!

We are excited for you to be here and hope that you find P1 Orientation informative and fun! This page contains important information, documentation, and resources that we will use throughout these two days for P1 Orientation.

Why Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences?

Pharmacy Activities Fair & P1 Orientation Check-in
Thursday, August 21st • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm • Lobby of Harvey-Ingham

Hosted by Drake Unified Group of Students (DRxUGS)
DRxUGS is an umbrella organization for all national pharmacy organizations on Drake's campus. Being a member of DRxUGS is about being involved in the profession of pharmacy at the campus level, the state level, and the national level. DRxUGS members are also memebrs of the Iowa Pharmacy Association and at least on of the seven national organiations. DRxUGS also works closely with Drake's three professional pharmacy fraternities and two honorary fraternities.

P1 Orientation
Thursday, August 21st • 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm • Harvey-Ingham 104

*Please bring your laptop, Turning Point clicker, and a change of clothes appropriate for outdoor work

1: 00 – 1:15 pm       Welcome
                                 Dr. Renae Chesnut, Associate Dean

1:15 – 2:00 pm         The PATH to Success‌
                                Dr. Renae Chesnut

2:00 – 2:15 pm        Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA)
                                Dr. Anthony Pudlo, Vice President Professional Affairs, Iowa Pharmacy Association

2:15 – 3:00 pm        The Future of Pharmacy & The Road Ahead
                                Dr. Geoff Wall, Professor of Pharmacy Practice

3:00 – 6:00 pm        Bike Rx Community Service Project
                                 Thanks to:
                                      Des Moines Bike Collective
                                      First Christian Boys and Girls Club
                                      Office of Community Engagement and Service Learning
                                      College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Faculty, Staff and Students

Friday, August 22nd • 8:30 am – 2:00 pm • Parents Hall South

*Please bring your laptop and Turning Point clicker

8:30 – 9:00 am        Dean's Address
                                 Dr. Wendy Duncan, Dean

9:00 – 9: 45 am        Introduction to Experiential Programs
                                 Dr. Cheryl Clarke, Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs

9:45 – 10:30 am       Student Professionalism: The Honor Code & Chemical Dependency Policy
                                 Molly Obermark, P2 & Suzanne Rettey, P2
                                 Chloe Stacy, P3 & Caitlin Robertson, P3

10:30 - 11:15 am      PharmD Curriculum Overview
                                 Dr. Renae Chesnut

11:15 am – Noon      Team Contract Activity
                                 Dr. Renae Chesnut

Noon – 12:45 pm      Lunch with PharmD Faculty (Parents Hall North)
                                 Please sit at your assigned table with your faculty advisor.

12:45 – 1:45 pm       Brand Yourself
                                 Dr. Nora Stelter, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

1:45 – 2:00 pm        Taking the Next Steps
                                 Dr. Renae Chesnut & Jill Batten

2:00 – 3:30 pm         Break

3:30 pm                    Report to Sheslow Auditorium for White Coat

4:00 – 5:00 pm         Doctor of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony, Sheslow Auditorium

5:00 – 6:00 pm         Reception

Important Forms

For each form above, you will need to save it to your computer as "LastNameFirstInitialIDFormName". Once you have signed and saved all forms above, please attach all forms to an email and send to


P1 Student Government Association Ballot
Please take a few minutes during P1 Orientation to vote for your P1 Student Government Association Delegates. Two students from each class are elected to serve as a Delegate for the academic year. Candidates have provided a statement of the attributes and qualities they would bring to the position.


Please take a few moments to complete the P1 Orientation Evaluation.


Other Resources


Thank you to our P1 Orientation Luncheon sponsors!

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