Students from Northeast Ohio Medical University’s College of Pharmacy will hold two health sessions that are free and open to the public. A variety of services will be offered, including blood pressure and glucose testing, as well as brown bag medication reviews where individuals can bring in their medication (or a list of medications) for students to review and discuss each medication, including side effects, interactions and any other helpful information. Students will also discuss medication adherence and heart health.
The sessions will be 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on Mon., March 4 and 5 – 7 p.m. on Thur., March 14. Both sessions will take place outside of Sequoia Wellness, located at 4211 St. Rt. 44 in the NEOMED Education and Wellness (NEW) Center.
The events are part of the pharmacy students’ participation in the annual Script Your Future Medication Adherence Challenge, a two-month-long intercollegiate competition among health profession student teams and faculty for creating solutions to raise awareness about medication adherence as a critical public health issue. NEOMED won three national awards in the 2018 competition – the National Challenge Award, the Health Disparities/Under-represented Community Outreach Award, and the Communication and Media Outreach Award. NEOMED was the only pharmacy college from Ohio to win an award, and the only school to win three or more awards.
For more than 40 years, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) has worked in collaboration with its educational, clinical and research partners to successfully train health professionals and medical researchers who serve and impact the region and beyond. The University trains students in a team-based, interprofessional environment and offers Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees and research opportunities in other medical areas. www.neomed.edu.