CEimpact Podcast

Integrating Students to Enhance Pharmacy Services

October 19, 2022 CEimpact
CEimpact Podcast
Integrating Students to Enhance Pharmacy Services
Show Notes

So often, we can fall into the trap of viewing our time with experiential learners as a burden – something that takes time and energy that we feel we don’t have in a busy practice. How can you operationalize and optimize student contribution on-site, build trust among all parties, and overcome challenges and barriers that come along with experiential learning? Tune in to find out how one busy community pharmacist engaged his students to provide an exceptional learning experience that has enhanced their pharmacy-based services and improved care for patients.

Kathy Schott, PhD
Anthony Bolus, PharmD
Clinical Coordinator
Family Medicine Services, Inc.
Bessemer, AB

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Dr. Anthony J. Bolus has worked in community pharmacy for over 10 years since starting as a technician in 2007 in a chain store. Dr. Bolus graduated from Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy (MSOP) with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2013. Upon graduation, he became a manager at a chain pharmacy in Calera, Alabama, then returned to school in 2014/2015 to complete a postgraduate year one (PGY1) community pharmacy residency with Family Medical Services (FMS), Inc. and Samford University’s MSOP. After completing the residency, Dr. Bolus was hired to be the full time clinical coordinator of FMS, Inc., a position in which he has served for over six years now. Through this position, he helps to oversee, train, and create services beyond dispensing medications at all four of the independent store locations. Dr. Bolus currently serves as a preceptor for Samford University and Auburn University pharmacy students and also in an adjunct faculty capacity at Samford. In addition, Dr. Bolus is the founder and producer of a pharmacy radio show, Healthy Dose, which he began in 2011 and ran for 10 years on Birmingham’s Smooth Jazz Radio Station FM91.1. Healthy Dose® is now a podcast available on all podcast streaming platforms. 

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CE Information

At the end of this course, preceptors will be able to:

  1. Discuss opportunities and challenges associated with utilizing students in the delivery of patient care services
  2. Describe some strategies for effectively utilizing students as “extenders” of patient care services

 UAN: 0107-0000-22-373-H99-P
 Release Date: 10/05/2022
 Expiration Date: 10/05/2025

 The speakers have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

This program has been:

  • Approved by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as education for Minnesota pharmacy preceptors.
  • Reviewed by the Texas Consortium on Experiential Programs and has been designated as preceptor education and training for Texas preceptors.

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