Pharmacy Students

Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital is a critical access facility serving the Gila River Indian community and is comprised of an outpatient clinic, 14-bed inpatient unit, emergency department, as well as several specialty clinics including podiatry, optometry, and a dialysis unit.   Our Pharmacy department is a critical component in this facility and allows patients to receive their medications on site.

Pharmacy students will have the ability to provide outpatient pharmaceutical care to patients with disease states specific to the American Indian population.  Improve clinical knowledge and problem solving skills through exposure to enhanced patient counseling, emergency room after-hours chart review, and participation in the pharmacist-run anticoagulation and erythropoietin clinics.  Improve patient communication skills through daily counseling activities and participation in the medication portion of diabetes education classes.  Improve clinical problem solving skills through weekly case presentations.  A pharmacy students typical day is usually shared between patient care activities (including patient counseling, ER chart review, and participation in pharmacist-run clinics) and administrative activities (preparing for pharmacist presentation, drug information inquiries, and DUE/monograph submission).

Opportunities are also available for student exposure to the infusion clinic, dialysis center, and diabetes educator walk-in clinic.   At the end of the rotation the student will be able to:   a.  counsel patients thoroughly and accurately on new and refilled medications, b.  demonstrate disease state knowledge specific to our population and problem-solving skills through weekly patient case presentations and participation in pharmacist-run coumadin and erythropoietin clinics, c. identify potential drug-related problems through daily after-hours ER DUEs, d. demonstrate the ability to effectively search and analyze professional literature through drug information responses, a formulary monograph and/or a drug utilization evaluation, e. appropriately communicate with patients and healthcare providers.

Pharmacy student rotations are generally Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Preceptor contact information:
Robert Adams, Pharm. D.
520-562-3321 ext. 1480
Fax 602-528-1262

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