Clinical Affairs and Outreach


In Clinical Affairs and Outreach, we are on the cutting edge of pharmacy practice. As part of our Clinical Health Services (CHS) unit, 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 Clinical Health Services, let’s look at a year in review:

Current CHS 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 CHS, often through the STEPs program and through various pharmacy organizations. Here is a sample of direct patient care activities that students provide within CHS:

  • 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 STEPs patients that are seen within the AUPCC
  • Participating in public awareness of public health urgencies or emergencies

In a typical year, CHS:
  • Introducesfirst-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
  • Trains more than 70 fourth-year (P4) students on community pharmacy practices in our CHS pharmacies and our CHS clinics
  • Trains three PGY-1 post-doctoral residents in ambulatory care in an ASHP-accredited residency program within CHS
  • Provids education and training of four nurse practitioner students with our interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers at the State Wellness Center
  • Works with graduate students within the Department of Health Outcomes Research and Policy (HORP) on dissertation projects that were conducted through CHS
  • CHS students collaborate with graduate students and faculty within HORP 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
  • CHS students collaborate with graduate students and faculty within HORP on medication adherence projects that is conducted within the AU Employee Pharmacy
  • All CHS residents participate in the HSOP teaching certificate program and has provided instruction in HSOP electives such as Women’s Health, Anticoagulation, and Psychiatry. Also, CHS residents teach consistently in the skills laboratory.
  • The “Pack It Up” Club as a CHS service organization trains students as certified smoking cessation counselors

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Last Updated: September 9, 2019