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Cara Peracchi Douglas
| Corinna Kaarlela, News Director
Source: Cara Peracchi Douglas, Director, Public Affairs and Communications, UCSF Fresno
Phone: 559.243.3606, cellular: 559.288.3257
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IS PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL TAKING HIS MEDICINE?
On February 6, the UCSF Fresno Pharmacy Education Program and students
from the Doctor’s Academy at Sunnyside High School will team together
for the seventh annual National Groundhog Job Shadow Day. The event focuses
on attracting area students to the pharmacy profession.
“Job shadowing is an integral part of UCSF Fresno’s outreach efforts in the Central Valley,” said Mitra Assemi, PharmD, director of the UCSF Fresno Pharmacy Education Program. “Students will observe first-hand how pharmacists apply their clinical knowledge and skills to promote rationale and safe medication use for patients.”
This year, 23 Valley students will shadow pharmacists at the California Poison Control Center, the Charlie Mitchell Clinic at Children’s Hospital Central California, Kaiser Medical Center, Target Pharmacies and University Medical Center. The diversity of settings, which includes intensive care units, hospital wards, patient clinics, community pharmacies and a poison center, will expose the students to a variety of career options for pharmacists.
After a day of shadowing a pharmacist, students have an opportunity to discuss their experiences with one another. “It’s exciting to talk to students after they realize the diversity of career choices within the pharmacy profession,” said Assemi.
For more information about National Groundhog Job Shadow Day, or the UCSF Fresno Pharmacy Education Program, contact Cara Peracchi Douglas at 559.288.3257, or Mitra Assemi at 559.241.7660.