Recently 10 Oregon State University College of Pharmacy students and faculty participated in a health fair hosted by PacificSource at the Portland Auto Show. Thousands of local auto enthusiasts gathered at the Oregon Convention Center to see the best and latest developments from the automobile industry.
The health fair was a very successful event. Operation Diabetes and the OTC Committee each offered pharmacy clinical services. Over the course of the evening 37 BG screenings and 60 BP screenings were performed. Students also counseled patients on medication therapy and various health conditions. Special thanks to Dr. Bearden for precepting the event and to the four dedicated P1s who journeyed up north to participate in the event (Thomas Nguyen, Hongming Wong, Adelbert Villoso and Mike Nguyen). This event would not have been possible without the help of all student and faculty volunteers!
Thank you to PacificSource Health Plans for inviting the OSU College of Pharmacy to participate in the Healthy Life Garage! We hope to participate again next year!
By Abby Floeter
APhA-ASP/OSPA Chapter President
PharmD Candidate 2013