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School of Pharmacy Chosen for two statewide awards

LECOM and its students honored for community outreach and efforts to strengthen the profession

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy was chosen for three statewide awards at the recent annual conference of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA).

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LECOM student pharmacists Jaxson Burkins (left), APhA-ASP chapter president, and Taylor Warmbrodt, PPA liaison, accepted the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association’s Membership and PR & Communications awards on behalf of the LECOM School of Pharmacy.

The School of Pharmacy received two of the PPA’s three Student Organization Awards:

  • PR & Communications Award – recognizes the School of Pharmacy that has made outstanding strides in community outreach and communications so as to enhance patient care and public health while also strengthening the profession. LECOM’s student pharmacists support drug take-back events and offer community health fairs and educational presentations on prescription medication misuse and abuse and medicine safety for children, among other areas. In addition, the LECOM School of Pharmacy was selected for two national awards earlier this year for its success in promoting education and awareness during the Script Your Future Medication Adherence Challenge.
  • Membership Award – recognizes the School of Pharmacy that has made outstanding efforts in membership, participation, and recruitment of students. The award is designed to encourage student pharmacists and their respective colleges to become involved in professional organizations, with the end goal of strengthening the pharmacy profession. During a recent membership drive, student officers in LECOM’s chapters of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) and PPA organized a campaign to encourage their fellow student pharmacists to pursue membership in the organizations. The campaign was designed to communicate the benefits of membership and expedite the application process.

More about LECOM

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) is the nation’s largest medical college, and with Millcreek Community Hospital and the Clinical Practices of LECOM forms the only osteopathic Academic Health Center in the United States. LECOM is at the core of this highly innovative medical education system and strives to add to the quality of life of its neighbors by bringing total health care to the community. LECOM is preparing the next generation of physicians, dentists and pharmacists at campuses in Erie and Greensburg, Pa. and in Bradenton, Fla.

More about the LECOM School of Pharmacy

The LECOM School of Pharmacy is a nationally recognized leader in the evolution of pharmacy practice. The School emphasizes collaborative practices, community service, dedication to the profession of pharmacy, diversity, excellence in scholarship and teaching, integrity, leadership, life-long learning, professionalism and continuous quality improvement.

LECOM’s campus in Erie offers one of the few accelerated, three-year Doctor of Pharmacy programs in the country. Students interested in a traditional four-year program leading to the PharmD degree may apply to LECOM’s campus in Bradenton, Fla. Recognizing that some students need added flexibility in their studies, LECOM recently introduced an online Doctor of Pharmacy degree option.