This is Collaboration.

Pharmacy student and medical student consult in a hallway

A key component of the educational experience at the Harrison School of Pharmacy is teamwork. Students work in teams as part of the curriculum and frequently solve problems as part of team-based assignments, further preparing them for a future work environment where they are an integral part of a patient’s healthcare team.

That philosophy is not limited to the school walls, though. Our students take that spirit of teamwork and collaboration out into the community, including students on the Harrison School of Pharmacy’s campus in Mobile, Alabama. Now celebrating its 10th year of existence, students on the Mobile campus have made their presence known and have become valuable members of the community.

Inspired by the student-run free clinics that students on the Auburn campus were participating in, a group of Mobile students got together three years ago with a vision of their own clinic. The group partnered with students from other healthcare disciplines at the University of South Alabama and the USA Student-Run Free Clinic was born.

Their interdisciplinary approach has blossomed and now provides healthcare services from more than 10 different disciplines at no charge to an under-served segment of the Mobile population.

Learn more about their work and see how you can be a part of this and other clinical programs in this feature on the student-run free clinic. Along with the USA Student-Run Free Clinic in Mobile, HSOP students have the opportunity to work with the Equal Access Birmingham clinic, a collaborative effort with UAB medical students in Mobile, and Equal Access Auburn, a student-run effort in the Auburn-Opelika area.

Last Updated: February 13, 2017