Pharmacy and Medical Students Serve Rural Carlton County

Carlton County student groupOperation Community Connect, a resource day for the homeless in Carlton County, served as an opportunity for pharmacy students and medical students to work alongside multiple agencies to provide hundreds of residents of rural Carlton County the services and resources that they needed to get back on their feet again.

The College of Pharmacy was well-represented at this event, providing point-of-care screenings for glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure; pharmacy students and medical students also volunteered at the intake and childcare stations at this event.

PDII student Alex Craker coordinated the pairing of pharmacy students with public health nurses to deliver flu vaccines, implementing a new interprofessional model of immunization practice.

Several pharmacy student volunteers, working as a part of Operation Immunization, were paired with public health nurses and a nursing student to administer approximately 60 flu vaccines at the event.