Every year, our students vaccinate thousands against the flu, help hundreds of seniors understand their medications, counsel Colorado’s youth about healthy foods and nutrition, fill thousands of prescriptions, prevent numerous medication errors in hospitals by reconciling prescriptions against doctor’s orders, and conduct blood pressure, cholesterol and osteoporosis screenings.
These services, made possible by our community partners – clinics, elementary schools, preceptors, area hospitals and pharmacies – help us create better pharmacists by providing hands-on learning opportunities.
Students and faculty donate nearly 6,000 hours of time, talent and service to Denver and the state of Colorado every year. Through student-led health fairs and hands-on learning programs, students and faculty advisors provide direct patient care such as nutritional education, health screenings, flu shots, and glucose- and cholesterol-testing to more than 13,000 people annually.
The School of Pharmacy has partnered with four elementary schools in Aurora to provide much-needed services to the student population: