Students Win Poster Competition
Students from UT College of Pharmacy won the Research and Education Foundation Poster Competition for the student category at the annual meeting of the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacist's (TSHP). The UT students presented a poster based on the Know Your Medicine (KYM) program that started in fall 2012.
KYM is a community outreach program that seeks to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of Texas residents through the promotion of medication safety and optimal medication management. During the 2012-2013 academic year, student pharmacists provided 52 medication reviews and completed 26 follow-up calls with seniors from Austin and San Antonio. They also conducted health screenings and drug interaction reports to help guide the recommendations prepared at the end of the medication review.The poster, "Findings of Medication Review Services Provided by a Student Pharmacist-Led Community Outreach Program," presented the medication review process and resources of KYM. The poster also outlined the seniors' perception of the medication review service and the percentage of accepted recommendations confirmed by their follow-up calls. The achievements of KYM were made in support by the program's faculty advisor, Sharon Rush, and research advisor Dr. Kentya Ford.
Students at the poster competition received special recognition and a $250 cash prize from the TSHP Research and Education Foundation. Third-year pharmacy students, Jessica Morales, Veronica Fassio, and Catherine Pham, and second-year pharmacy student, Li Dinh, presented the poster and accepted the award.