Week of Nov. 18

PHOTO Inter-professional teams help Penitas community

Project SHINE, an interactive health clinic that focuses on servicing indigent populations in the Rio Grande Valley while helping students gain hands-on patient care experience, was in Penitas, Texas. This clinic allowed for collaboration between medical students, nursing students, dental students, physician assistant students, and pharmacy students, all being supervised by licensed physicians, nurses and pharmacists.

PHOTO Students support diabetes awareness day

Rebekah Martinez, chair for the SNPhA Diabetes Committee, leads a group of students to be award on Diabetes Awareness Day. She encouraged students to wear a shade of blue, a color that represents diabetes awareness.

PHOTO Kappa Psi collects items for military care packages

Kappa Psi collected used cell phones to send care packages and needed items to veterans, wounded service members, deployed service members, and first responders through Operation Gratitude. A letter writing shop gave students a chance to express gratitude and appreciation.

PHOTO Faculty prepare for OSCEs

The faculty had a workshop on Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCEs) in with Dr. Deborah Sturpe, associate professor and director of OSCEs at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, a well-known expert who has done extensive research on OSCEs.

PHOTO First-year students share health topics at fair

Seventh annual IPPE P1 Health Fair in the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy lobby. First-year professional student pharmacists have been working in groups this fall semester to create pamphlets and posters on the Healthy People Health Disparities 2020 topics to present the public. The project was a joint collaboration between four first-year classes: Clinical Communications, Intro to Patient Care, IPPE and Pharmacoepidemiology/Public Health. This event happens every fall to give the first-year students an opportunity to share information on health care related topics.

PHOTO A Day in the Life of an Intern

Students at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy asked questions and listened to experienced interns from Wal-Mart and Walgreens as they participated in “A Day in the Life of an Intern.” The next event will be with H-E-B on Nov. 26. This hour-long, lunchtime event provides an opportunity for first- and second-year professional student pharmacists to learn from peers about internship experiences, gather information about company hiring policies and processes, and to better prepare for interviews.

Phi Delta Chi get their game on for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Phi Delta Chi plans for the Hoops for Hope Basketball Tournament (3-on-3) from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Recreation Center. The event will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Teams will consist of three players and one alternate and team registration is $25.

Every Day

Noon to 1 p.m. Rho Chi members are available for tutoring Monday to Friday request and extended times if essential. Please email dau@pharmacy.tamhsc.edu to schedule a date or request a different time.

Monday

Noon to 1 p.m. APhA-ASP selling Tex-Mex box lunches to students, faculty, and staff in the RCOP lobby.

Noon to 1 p.m. SSHP general meeting in RCOP 132.

4 to 6 p.m. all student organizations will be at the Boys & Girls Club of Kingsville providing health care information to community children and families.

5 to 9 p.m. Phi Delta Chi plans for the Hoops for Hope Basketball Tournament (3-on-3) at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Recreation Center. The event will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

6 to 8 p.m. Phi Lambda Sigma having an etiquette dinner for P2 and P3 leaders at the Cherry Tea Room.

Tuesday

The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy is hosting the Texas Pharmacy Congress on Nov. 19-20 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Noon to 1 p.m. Kappa Psi meeting in RCOP 116.

Noon to 1 p.m. Phi Delta Chi executive meeting in Rhode Hall room 320.

Noon to 12:30 p.m. Phi Delta Chi fundraising committee meeting in Rhode Hall room 319.

3:45 to 5 p.m. Phi Delta Chi will be mentoring children, 4 to 10, at the Boys & Girls Club of Kingsville by helping them with homework, playing games and providing support that promotes growth in different areas of the children’s lives.

Wednesday

The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy is hosting the Texas Pharmacy Congress on Nov. 19-20 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

11:50 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. SNPhA general membership meeting in RCOP 132.

Noon to 1 p.m. Faculty Forum in RCOP 115.

3:45 to 5 p.m. Phi Delta Chi will be mentoring children, 4 to 10, at Harrel’s Elementary School in Kingsville by helping them with homework, playing games and providing support that promotes growth in different areas of the children’s lives.

5 to 7 p.m. APhA-ASP giving fliers to educate community on health care topics and providing blood pressure and blood glucose screenings at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Student Recreation Center.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Phi Delta Chi ritual meeting in RCOP 132.

Thursday

Noon to 1 p.m. American College of Clinical Pharmacy general meeting in RCOP 132.

Noon to 1 p.m. Phi Delta Chi social committee meeting in RCOP 116.

6 to 8 p.m. SSHP ADAPT will have diabetes screenings at the Coastal Bend Diabetes Education Center in Corpus Christi.

Saturday

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. professional student pharmacists with SNPhA will be blood pressure screenings at Wal-Mart in Kingsville.

1 to 5 p.m. Professional student pharmacists with the SSHP Medication Safety committee will be practicing discharge counseling at Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi.

Each week we plan to celebrate what’s happening at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy. To showcase some of our events, we are providing you access to recent and upcoming events of the College. Please let me know if you have suggestions for The Active Ingredient for the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy and for the quarterly magazine, the Prescription. Please share your photos and experiences from your events this semester with me to publish for your organizations and the College.