October is Pharmacy Month
A full schedule of activities designed to draw attention to the role of pharmacists in health care are planned as the college observes national Pharmacy Month 2010 throughout October.
Student leaders Amanda Fowler and Olina Jou are leading the student team that has planned the month-long observance that includes an on-campus health screening on Oct. 21 at Jester Center. Other events include the annual Dean's Ice Cream Social on Oct. 12 and numerous guest lectures and presentations throughout the month.
October 2010 Pharmacy Month Calendar
- 12 Dean's Ice Cream Social, Pharmacy Courtyard 12:30 p.m.
- 13 Dr. James Tisdale, president of American College of Clinical Pharmacy, noon, PHR 3.106. Sponsors: Rho Chi/Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
- 14 "Facts and Myths about Breast Cancer" presented by Dr. Carla Portnoy and Gay Dodson, executive director of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy and breast cancer survivor, 12:30 p.m., PHR 2.108. Sponsors: Kappa Epsilon/Mexican American Association of Pharmacy Students.
- 19 "State-level MTM Legislation" presented by Dorinda Martin, 12:30 p.m., PHR 3.106. Sponsors: Phi Delta Chi/Academy of Student Pharmacists.
- 20 "Pain Management Pharmacist" presented by Lee A. Kral, noon, PHR 3.106. Sponsors: Academy of Student Pharmacists /Phi Lambda Sigma.
- 21 "On-Campus Health Screening" including displays and screenings by many of the pharmacy student professional organizations, Jester Concourse, 1-6 p.m. Free.
- 25 Pharmacy Educator Week
- 29 Legends of Pharmacy Golf Tournament, Falconhead Golf Club, Austin.
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.
Approximately 100 graduate students are pursuing M.S. and Ph.D. degrees through one of the college's six divisions.
Last Reviewed: October 12, 2010