Samford Pharmacy Sets School Record with Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency Match
Establishing a new school record, 40 fourth-year students in Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy matched with an ASHP-accredited postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency. In doing so, the school achieved a 66 percent match rate, which is above the national average. Additionally, previous graduates of the program secured 10 postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residencies.
Professional Pinning Honors Third-year McWhorter School of Pharmacy Students
Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy honored its third-year Doctor of Pharmacy students at its annual professional pinning ceremony, April 5.
E-Cigarettes are Confusing, Let McWhorter School of Pharmacy Explain
The news surrounding electronic cigarettes can seem conflicting. The benefits you hear about are true. E-cigarette users are not consuming the same tar and toxic gases produced by traditional cigarettes, and some studies have shown they have helped smokers quit. But while these devices are marketed to current smokers as an alternative for cigarettes, it is the generation of new users—our teens and adolescents—that has spurred the rise of what many are calling a public health emergency.
Pharmacy Students Place Second in National Clinical Skills Competition
Will Hammonds and Brandon Powell, fourth-year pharmacy students, put their clinical skills to the test when they competed in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ (ASHP) national Clinical Skills Competition in Anaheim, California.
Woodrow Wilson Fellow Kevin Powers Shares his Perspective on the Opioid Crisis
Samford University’s College of Health Sciences welcomed Kevin J. Powers, an attorney with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), to discuss his perspective on the opioid crisis, the DEA’s involvement and how the future of federal narcotic laws may be influential.
State of the School Address Reveals Plans for Curriculum Transformation
At McWhorter School of Pharmacy’s annual State of the School address, Dean Michael Crouch reveals the school’s ongoing work to establish a new Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, citing a need to evolve alongside the ever-changing health care environment.
New Pharmacy Student Organization Focuses on Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy ensures graduates’ lasting success by providing the opportunity for students to combine the clinical skills they gain in the classroom with the intangible skills they develop through their involvement in the school’s dynamic student life, which includes 12 active student organizations.
Pharmacy Alumnus Rob Colburn Joins Alabama Board of Pharmacy
Rob Colburn, an ’84 alumnus of Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, recently began his five-year appointment on the Alabama Board of Pharmacy, the regulatory body that oversees all licensed pharmacists in the state of Alabama.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama CEO Encourages Pharmacy Students to Take Advantage of Every Opportunity
Speaking to an audience of students in McWhorter School of Pharmacy’s student chapter of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, Tim Vines, chair of Samford University’s Board of Trustees and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, discussed factors that influence the overall cost of health care and how managed care pharmacists can play vital roles in potential solutions.
Samford’s Experiential Learning and Simulation Center Earns Provisional Accreditation
Samford University’s Experiential Learning and Simulation Center in the College of Health Sciences is on track to become the second fully accredited simulation center in Alabama after receiving provisional accreditation from the Society of Simulation in Healthcare this month.
Acute Care Simulation Builds Students’ Interprofessional Health Care Skills
College of Health Sciences held its annual Acute Care Simulation, a large-scale event designed to build students’ knowledge and skills to not only care for their patients but to also work together as an interprofessional health care team. Over the course of two days, roughly 250 students, representing programs in each of the college’s four schools, participated.
Alumnus Introduces the First Telemedicine Kiosk within an Alabama Pharmacy
“As an owner of an independent pharmacy, my goal is to be a health care destination. We’re located in a rural community, but I want my patients to have all of the amenities and services that bigger cities have to offer. This is what drives me to offer new things,” said Cole Sandlin, a 2008 alumnus of Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
American College of Clinical Pharmacy Executive Director Discusses Professional Transformation
Samford University welcomed Michael S. Maddux, executive director of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy to speak as part of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series.
Pharmacy Students Administer Approximately 5,000 Vaccines During Pharmacy Practice Experience
Committed to empowering students with confidence, compassion and knowledge, Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy provides opportunities for students to practice their knowledge and skills in a real-world setting through introductory pharmacy practice experience (IPPE) courses.
Social Work and Pharmacy Students Work Hand-in-hand in Tanzania
It can be easy to list the differences between a social worker and a pharmacist, but through a unique opportunity to travel to Tanzania this summer, students in Samford University’s School of Public Health and McWhorter School of Pharmacy were able to discover their two professions are more alike than they thought.
McWhorter School of Pharmacy Announces Formation of Community Pharmacy Advancement Council
Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy is proud to announce the formation of its Community Pharmacy Advancement Council. The purpose of the council is to bring together community pharmacy leaders to exchange ideas, advise the school and offer guidance and mentorship to students.
White Coat Ceremony Honors First-Year McWhorter School of Pharmacy Students
Members of Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy Class of 2022 were recognized during the school’s annual White Coat ceremony, Sept. 28, at Shades Mountain Baptist Church. The ceremony included a presentation of a white coat to each student and students reciting the American Pharmacists Association's Pledge of Professionalism.
College of Health Sciences hosts Samford Preceptor Development Summit
Samford University’s College of Health Sciences held a continuing education program specifically for health care professions who serve as preceptors or manage a clinical unit or department where students in the college’s four schools participate in clinical rotations.