The clinical programs that Wester Drug has implemented with the help of Dr. Garvin are a shining example of the great programs community pharmacists can offer. When asked how Dr. Garvin spends his time in the pharmacy he replied that he spends “50% patient care, 35% dispensing, 15% management.” Programs and services currently offered by Wester Drug include are innovative ways to demonstrate patient care.
The DELTA Rx Institute and Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences believe that invention and innovation are essential tools for success. This belief is incorporated into the Drake curriculum, which implements innovative pharmacy education practices by incorporating technology that creates or simulates real patient care situations.
During the Spring of 2017, DELTA Rx partnered with Drake University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to hold a panel to discuss the prominent role of social media in health care. Pharmacist Tony Guerra shares his thoughts on its innovative presence in todays pharamaceutical setting.
On April 25, 2012, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences hosted the 14th annual Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor Award Ceremony and Lecture. This year’s recipient was Thomas R. Temple. His lecture, "1971-2011: The In-Between Times," addressed the changing landscape of pharmacy and the leaders who have made it happen.
Reprinted with permission from the Iowa Pharmacy Association Journal. The Patient Care Exchange feature of your IPA Journal is intended to provide the opportunity to learn how your colleagues are advancing patient care in their practice. This feature provides a forum to identify challenges and to brainstorm solutions to barriers that may hinder the provision of patient care services.
The concept of leadership encompasses an endless list of qualities. A great leader, for example, should have the ability to make decisions and communicate expectations. Equally important, leaders should also be great teachers and work to invest in relationships. The number of ideal characteristics is so numerous, in fact, that it isn’t possible for one person to posses them all. Instead, it’s better to think that great leaders have the right characteristics and talents at the right time.
After receiving the award, Dr. Johnson provided a lecture as part of the College’s Student Leadership Development series. In her lecture, “My L-phabet for Leadership,” Johnson presents her leadership philosophy and speaks of the lessons and experiences that have brought her to her position today.