The UA College of Pharmacy PharmD students play a critical role in providing health screenings for Arizona's residents as well as learning to work in community settings alongside fellow health professionals. Health fairs are a comprehensive, holistic approach to patient care and provide one example of how pharmacists can change and improve health care delivery. Throughout Tucson and Phoenix communities, PharmD students take the lead in providing general health education, medication reviews and performing health screenings for hypertension, diabetes, asthma and more.
During fall 2016 and spring 2017, here is the impact our PharmD students made:
- Hosted 18 health fairs in Tucson and Phoenix communities
- 576 student volunteers
- 579 clinic visitors
- 1,257 screenings performed
- 261 patients referred
- 1,324 patients educated with posters