Pharmacy Health Services

Teaching

Graphic with four pharmacy students/residents working behind the counter in various tasks

In Pharmacy Health Services, we are on the cutting edge of pharmacy practice. We have state-of-the art facilities, equipment, robotics, and resources, along with advanced, innovative practice models. We use these resources to take care of patients and train professional students (pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and nurses).

Just to give you an idea of the types of student training that we provide in Pharmacy Health Services, let’s look at a year in review:

Current PHS Teaching:
We train P1, P2, P3, and P4 students on how to provide direct patient care using our patient care venues within PHS. Students at all levels are able to volunteer for several types of clinical activities offered through PHS, often through our Pharmacy Practice Experience course and through various pharmacy organizations. Here is a sample of direct patient care activities that students provide within PHS:

  • Annual flu immunization clinics offered in the Auburn University Pharmacy Care Clinic and the SEIB Wellness Center Clinic
  • Provide Healthy Tigers® screenings for Auburn employees and dependents
  • Provide HealthWatch® screenings for the State Employee’s Insurance Board (SEIB)
  • Provide smoking cessation interventions, counseling, monitoring, and support
  • Provide direct patient care for pharmacy practice experience (PPE) patients that are seen within the AUPCC
  • Participating in public awareness of public health urgencies or emergencies

In The 2013-14 Aacademic Year, PHS:

  • Introduced 13 first-year (P1) pharmacy students to community pharmacy practice as part of early introductory pharmacy practice experience (IPPE) that is offered in the summer after the P1 year
  • Trained 76 fourth-year (P4) students on community pharmacy practices in our PHS pharmacies and our PHS clinics
  • Trained three PGY-1 post-doctoral residents in ambulatory care in an ASHP-accredited residency program within PHS
  • Trained one PGY-1 community pharmacy practice resident in community practice in conjunction with Adams Drugs® in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Provided education and training of four nurse practitioner students with our interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers at the State Wellness Center
  • Worked with two Masters of Science students within the Department of Health Outcomes Research and Policy (HORP) on dissertation projects that were conducted through PHS
  • Worked with one Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) student within HORP for dissertation projects that involved PHS
  • PHS students collaborated with graduate students and faculty within HORP (Dr. Salisa Westrick) on providing direct patient care within community pharmacies to counsel patients on selection of Medicare Part D plans that best meet the patient’s needs
  • PHS students collaborated with graduate students and faculty within HORP (Dr. Kimberly Blake) on a medication adherence project that was conducted within the AU Employee Pharmacy
  • All PHS residents participated in the HSOP teaching certificate program and has provided instruction in HSOP electives such as Women’s Health, Anticoagulation, and Psychiatry. Also, PHS residents taught consistently in CAPP laboratory.
  • Dr. Braxton Lloyd, Dr. Brackett, and Dr. Williamson developed the “Pack It Up” Club as a PHS service organization and served as the advisors for this organization- 54 students have been certified as “HSOP Pack-It-Up Smoking Cessation Counselors.” This year; Dr. Williamson served as the advisor for ASP, and Dr. Brackett serves as an advisor for Kappa Psi.
  • Dr. Braxton Lloyd taught the P2s “Pharmacoeconomics” in the P2 Management Course; the P3s “PMS, PMDD, Dysmenorrhea” and “Menopause, Hormone Therapy, and Osteoporosis” in the Women’s Health Elective; the P3s “Menopause and Hormone Therapy” and “Osteoporosis” in CAPP Lab; and P1s, P2s, P3s in PPE.
  • Dr. Braxton Lloyd, Dr. Williamson, and all four of the post-doctoral residents taught in the PPE course.

Future Experiences That PHS Plans To Implement:

  • Further integration with HORP for collaborative teaching and research
  • Development and implementation of a two-year residency program that includes training in outcomes research and a master’s degree from HORP
  • Advancement of the Interprofessional Education (IPE) model within PHS with further collaboration with the Baptist Medical Residency Program and the Edward Via College of Medicine Doctor of Osteopathy school
  • IPE care provision, model development, assessment, research, and scholarship
  • Expansion of the community residency model that has been developed with Adams Drugs® in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Expansion of the IPE model used for Healthy Tigers®

Last Updated: March 29, 2017