Advocacy Day Takes Pharmacy Students to Albany
April 26, 2018
On Tuesday, April 17, members of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy traveled to the state capital to participate in the annual Pharmacy Advocacy Day.
More than 80 pharmacy students, joined by three post-graduate students, four professors, and five members of the Pharmacy Society of Rochester spent the day meeting with Assembly Members and Senators, providing advocacy aimed at advancing public health.
Topics discussed included benefits to authorizing pharmacy interns to administer immunizations to adults, pharmacy technician registration and certification, and how pharmacists can address the unmet needs of patients with chronic medical conditions, among other topics.
“This co-curricular activity aligns well with the professional practice dimensions of the School and is indeed influential in achieving rational public policy change,” said Dr. Karl Williams, professor of pharmacy ethics, law, and clinical communication, who traveled to Albany with the group.
Pharmacy Advocacy Day is sponsored by the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York and drew hundreds of students and pharmacists from across New York.