AACP Releases Pharmacy School and Student Service Awards

At the end of last year, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy released the names of the awardees for the National Community Service Award.

Several individual students and pharmacy schools were honored by the AACP for the 2011-2012 year.

The awards are given to pharmacy schools that facilitate a student initiated community service project that helps to educate consumers about the dangers and benefits of using medicine. Pharmacy school programs that were honored include those at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), the University of Nebraska Medical School (UNMS), the University of California, San Francisco (UCFS), and Creighton University (CU).

These pharmacy schools fostered the AACP’s idea of community service through programs such as UAMS’s Ventanilla de Salud to help Mexican living standards in Little Mexico, and UCFS’s Partners in D program that helps seniors understand the details of Medicare Part D and initiated a peer teaching system about Part D at the school. Students and faculty at the other two pharmacy schools were honored thanks to and CU’s Falls Prevention program to help the elderly and UNMS’s Student Health Alliance Reaching Indigent Needy Groups Clinic that help uninsured people receive healthcare through coordinated efforts with other health care professionals.

The pharmacy school Community Service Awards are “intended to encourage student pharmacists and faculty to design and build programs of community-engaged service learning, delivering consumer education about medication use, expanding access to affordable medications and improving public health,” according to the AACP website.

Each of the four Student Community Service Award recipients receive a Steuben Star Stream, plaques for faculty and five students, $10,000 for program support of community projects, up to $2,500 for travel and lodging costs for one faculty member and one student to be able to attend the award ceremony, $1,000 to the faculty advisor, and $5,000 to the student group’s community service projects.

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    Only four pharmacy school programs were honored by the AACP Community Service Awards and those were responsible for outstanding community programs….