October is Pharmacy Month
The College will observe national Pharmacy Month 2008 throughout October with a variety of activities designed to draw attention to the role of pharmacists in health care.
Pharmacy student organizations will sponsor a health fair featuring informational booths addressing a variety of health topics from allergies to alcoholism and addiction. The health fair is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Gregory Gym Plaza. All activities associated with the fair are free and open to the public.
Booths scheduled for the health fair will address a wide range of health care topics including diabetes, immunizations, heartburn awareness, breast cancer and men's health. In addition, information will be available on topics including antibiotics, illegal drugs, diabetes, HIV, sun protection, sexual education and the Gardisil vaccine.
Pharmacy student organizations will host guest speakers throughout the month to provide members with insight into the aspects of the pharmacy profession or into particular diseases.
Lara Dickson and Kelly Loso, second year pharmacy students, lead the student committee that has planned activities this year's Pharmacy Month.
U.S. News and World Report has ranked the UT Austin College of Pharmacy among the top programs of pharmacy education in the country. More than 500 students are enrolled in the six-year undergraduate pharmacy program that leads to a Pharmacy Doctorate or Pharm.D. degree. Students are admitted to the college after completing their first two years of pre-pharmacy education.