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Student representatives from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy’s Student Society of Health System Pharmacy were honored by Philadelphia City Council on Thursday October, 27, 2016 with a resolution in honor of American Pharmacist Month, which is celebrated in October.
Student representatives from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy’s Student Society of Health System Pharmacy were honored by Philadelphia City Council on Thursday October, 27, 2016
Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell led the presentation with other members of the council, reading the resolution in full before presenting Christopher Dorian PharmD’19 with a copy of resolution.
Dorian thanked the council members, saying he hopes that the organization will be a resource to the city’s legislative leaders should they consider legislation regarding the role of pharmacists in the health system.
“Philadelphia is not only the birthplace of our nation, but also the birthplace of the first pharmacy school in the nation,” said Kevin Pak PharmD’19, who accompanied Dorian in representing the organization. “Today, pharmacists play a very important role in the health system. We really do appreciate the voice that you are giving to our profession, so that we can all continue to make progress in pharmacy.”
During National Pharmacists Month, it is important to recognize the wide variety of care your pharmacist can offer, Dorian said. Dorian encouraged all those in attendance to get to know their pharmacists on a more personal level.
The Student Society of Health System Pharmacy will continue to spread information about the importance of pharmacists with a health fair at Philadelphia City Hall in the spring.
October also marks National Physical Therapy Month. The Student Physical Therapy Association celebrated with a carnival event on the quad on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.
“We came up with many simple, yet fun activities that got the student body up and running,” said Tram Tran DPT’19.
The highlight for students and the association was the “pie a professor” game. For a $1 donation anyone could shove a whipped cream pie into the face of a physical therapy professor or member of the association’s executive board.
The association will use the money raised during the event to fund a Thanksgiving meal for a family in need, Tran said.