Shameless cliché alert!
It’s the time of year where everybody makes a list of what they’re thankful for, and we’re not afraid to do the same (we will also post a “Year in Review” blog next month. You’ve been warned).
Time has an article on why being thankful is good for your health*. So being a health sciences campus, we figured we’d walk the talk and share what we are thankful for.
Many independent pharmacies these days – especially those in rural areas – serve as more than just a pharmacy.
They double as businesses, with the owners taking on a dual role of providing health care to their patients and customers, while at the same time working to stay in business and employ people.
In May, WSU announced it will be offering a joint degree program through the colleges of pharmacy and business. Pharmacists doubling as business owners isn’t anything new, but now they can be better prepared. One WSU graduate knows exactly what it is like to manage a pharmacy.
Jacque Garza (bottom row, first on left) in Ecuador. Click to enlarge.
The 2015-2016 school year has started, and its time to check in on how our wonderful students spent their 2015 summers.
Our first piece features Jacque Garza, a fourth-year WSU College of Pharmacy student. Jacque spent part of her summer in Ecuador completing one of her rotations.
A WSU medical school in Spokane will allow for more of our state’s students to access medical education. It will also grow the amount of physicians practicing in our region.
Another benefit that comes from a second public medical school is its impact on the area economy.
In our pursuit of a medical school headquartered in Spokane, we’ve talked about how the community-based model will send third- and fourth-year WSU medical students to locations across the state. It is a model that will introduce medical students to communities that are in need of physicians.
This won’t be entirely new territory for us, as some of our other health sciences programs already reach across Washington, offering students in other communities the chance to study close to home.