PharmTalk

PharmTalk is a special production from the UA College of Pharmacy that features two of our alumni, Keith and Kevin Boesen.

They are brothers and pharmacists, and, we hope you will agree, engaging fellows. Pharmacy is a tradition for their family. Keith and Kevin's dad is a pharmacist, as is another brother. Our two video hosts also are married to pharmacists. We couldn't think of anyone better suited to introduce viewers to the many different aspects of pharmacy.

We hope PharmTalk will intrigue young people - those in middle school and high school, especially - and inspire them to find out more about the profession of pharmacy. If you'd like to arrange a "career day" visit to your school by a pharmacist or student pharmacist, send us an email.

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PharmTalks visits with an interprofessional clinic where pharmacists, psychiatrists, nutritionists and others work. 

PharmTalk Video Archive

Did you know pharmacists are licensed by a state board? Learn more about what the board does and where it does it.

Pharmacists play a big role in taking care of patients in hospitals. One of PharmTalk’s “favorite pharmacists” talks about what she does.

More and more, student pharmacists, student nurses, student physicians and others learn together about the best ways to make patients' lives better.

What’s medication therapy management? Who does it serve? This center is staffed with pharmacists and others who help Medicare enrollees and others with their many medications.

The PharmTalk team visits one of the nation’s oldest poison centers. The Tucson-based center not only knows all about poison and drugs, but has a “special specialty” in venomous creatures, including scorpions.

Not every drugstore is the same. Some pharmacists work in small stores that provide specialized services for people with particular needs, like HIV or cancer.

Why do college students decide to pursue a career in pharmacy? The reasons are more varied than you might think!

They are often in the basement, and patients seldom visit. But the pharmacy department in a big hospital is a vital unit for making sure the right medicines get to the patients on time and safely.

Yes, we know the doctors are usually the stars in the hospital emergency room. And the pharmacist with special training in emergency medicine makes a big contribution too!

Some pharmacists specialize in understanding the drugs that help people with behavioral health issues. This time the team visits with a hospital-based pharmacist who works with psychiatric patients.

Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: August 13, 2015
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