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Pharmacy rotation program expands
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Pharmacy students at St. John Fisher College in nearby Rochester, N.Y., will now have an opportunity to do their clinical rotations in ambulatory care at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
The clinical rotations, set to begin this fall, would bring about 20 students over the next year from St. John Fisher’s Wegman’s School of Pharmacy for a six-week rotation at SUNY Upstate’s University Health Care Center.
“These rotations provide pharmacy students with a critical understanding of the profession’s role in the clinical and outpatient settings,” said Lisa Phillips, Pharm D, associate professor of pharmacy practice at the Wegman’s School of Pharmacy and a voluntary faculty member at SUNY Upstate.
“Under the supervision of a clinical pharmacy faculty members, these students will work side-by-side with medical residents and physicians to gain experience in assessing medical histories, maintaining sound drug management procedures, as well as participating in many other educational opportunities that SUNY Upstate offers.”
Phillips said the rotations help further educate students on the pathophysiology of disease. In the ambulatory care rotation, pharmacy students will mostly address such diseases as diabetes and diabetic complications, hypertension, osteoporosis and asthma.
“We understand the important role pharmacists play in the hospital and ambulatory care setting and welcome the opportunity to assist these students from St. John Fisher in fulfilling this important clinical experience,” said Richard Kilburg, associate administrator for ambulatory services.
SUNY Upstate has pharmacy rotation agreements in place currently with Albany College of Pharmacy and Wilkes University.
With the addition of St. John Fisher College, more than 60 pharmacy students annually will now complete clinical rotations at SUNY Upstate.
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