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Pharmacy 2016, 4(4), 33;

Serving with Pharmacy Students: Reflections from a Medical Mission Team Leader and Preceptor

Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, USA
Academic Editor: Keith A. Wilson
Received: 21 September 2016 / Revised: 9 October 2016 / Accepted: 19 October 2016 / Published: 24 October 2016
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The medical mission field is an innovative setting for training and evaluating health care professional students. The motivating factor of serving indigent populations as a means of a humanitarian, or oftentimes a spiritual act, makes medical missions an attractive option for student participation. At the Gregory School of Pharmacy, medical mission teams are an integral part of the pharmacy program, including the opportunity for students to earn elective credit during their fourth year. This commentary provides five key elements to consider when serving with, training and evaluating pharmacy students from the perspective of a team leader and preceptor. View Full-Text
Keywords: pharmacy; medical missions; pharmacy students pharmacy; medical missions; pharmacy students
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