October is American Pharmacists Month — a time to reflect on the tremendous impact that pharmacists across the United States have on their patients, profession, and the community. At the School of Pharmacy, the celebration is led by student leaders in the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). Members of this organization plan a variety of events in which students are encouraged to participate to show their appreciation for pharmacists practicing in the profession of which they will soon become a part.
This year, students had the opportunity to write thank you notes to faculty, preceptors, and other pharmacists to express gratitude for the valuable work they do each day. In addition, students from APhA-ASP’s Generation Rx partnered with the UMB Police Force for Drug Take-Back Day, during which faculty, staff, students, and members of the West Baltimore community were invited to drop off their expired or unused medications for safe disposal.
To see more highlights from this monthlong celebration, watch this video.
— Malissa Carroll