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Cedarville University School of Pharmacy Project Summary

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Cedarville University School of Pharmacy

Membership Drive

The membership drive for the Cedarville student society this year included a booth at the school’s involvement fair and a pizza party for prospective members to inform them about the organization. At the involvement fair we talked to students in both the professional and undergraduate program, shared goals of the organization, and told them about the types of events we planned to have in the upcoming school year. At the pizza party, we used the development grant money to buy pizza, snacks, and drinks for members. We used the time to get people involved in committees and get them excited about the upcoming year. Every member of the Cedarville SSHP is a member of the Ohio Society of Health-system Pharmacists. The executive officers and a handful of other SSHP members also became members of ASHP.

Career Development

Health-Systems Speaker
This year our SSHP held monthly meetings in which various guest speakers presented relevant topics including smoking cessation programs, antibiotic stewardship, and even a brief history of health system pharmacy. Dr. Kelly Wright presented the role of a pharmacist in smoking cessation and Mr. Michael Tortorici spoke to our members about his vast wealth of experiences over 40 years of  health system pharmacy practice.

Residency Training

CU SSHP held a residency panel seminar for its members and other students interested in postgraduate residency training. Residents from Kettering Health Network, the Dayton VA, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital all came to Cedarville’s campus for an evening. Dr. Lindsey Peters gave a quick synopsis presentation on the process of obtaining a PGY-1 residency, which included going to the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, applying for the Match, selecting your top programs, attending interviews, receiving your match results, and the scramble process. Grant money was used to offset travel costs and give each resident a small gift of appreciation for their time.

Professional Development Project

Joint Networking Dinner
Our organization had the goal of promoting networking between our organization members and various clinical pharmacists in the area. To that end, we hosted a joint networking dinner between our organization and the Dayton Area Society of Health-System Pharmacists (DASHP). We also invited Dr. Marianne Ivey (Past ASHP President) from the University of Cincinnati School of Pharmacy to be our speaker at the dinner. Money from the grant was used to help offset the costs of food, travel expenses of Dr. Ivey, and some door prizes to give to attendees.

PPMI Education

CU SSHP has been collaborating with the University of Cincinnati SSHP on a PPMI Hospital Self-Assessment project in order to promote professional development and advance the ASHP Strategic Plan. This past year we contacted Southview Medical Center, Springfield Regional Medical Center, and Miami Valley Hospital in order to encourage the adoption of PPMI guidelines and recommendations. We educated them on the goals of PPMI, encouraged them to fill out the standard self-assessment survey for hospitals, and provided them with a handout indicating how to complete the survey. Our goal was to help increase the percentage of hospitals completing the survey, and to subsequently increase Ohio’s association with PPMI.

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