St. Louis College of Pharmacy consistently graduates one of the largest classes of new pharmacists in the nation, and more than 72% of all practicing pharmacists in the St. Louis region are graduates of STLCOP. The College's impact on the health and well-being of the people in St. Louis is significant. So, too, are the thousands of hours that students, faculty and staff spend supporting our community.
Serving the Community
Some students complete introductory practice experiences working in area schools with Ready Readers, a local organization dedicated to inspiring children from low-income communities to become readers.
College faculty members Tricia Berry and Theresa Prosser originated the Asthma Friendly Pharmacies program in cooperation with the St. Louis Regional Asthma Consortium. To date, nearly 40 pharmacies in the St. Louis region provide advanced pharmaceutical care to patients with asthma.
Boo Fest at Pumpkin Park is a safe Halloween event for St. Louis-area children with diabetes. STLCOP students provide education information to kids and parents while also presenting fun activities in a carnival-like atmosphere. The program is held in conjunction with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Held in April, the St. Louis Forum on Medication Safety is one of the nation's premier conferences on trends and developments in the effective use and distribution of pharmaceuticals.
STLCOP C.A.R.E.S. (Community Awareness Reaching Everyone in St. Louis) is a student-organized day of community service held every October. Last year, students and faculty held health screenings at local pharmacies and landscaped areas of Forest Park, Bell Community Garden, and the Ronald McDonald House on Park Ave. in St. Louis.
The College partners with Express Scripts to produce Drug Digest, the most comprehensive source of noncommercial, evidence-based, consumer-oriented drug information on the Internet.
Faculty see dozens of underserved patients weekly at two St. Louis County health clinics and the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Mo.
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