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08/27/2015

USciences Prof Offers Tips for Gaining Work Experience in Medical Writing

For many, becoming a biomedical writer is a rumination that develops at USciences through the Department of Biomedical Writing. While didactic requirements instruct, show, and tell methods of inquiry into the art of biomedical writing and offer assignments, projects, and capstone deliverables, there is often limited opportunity to do real-world work.

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08/26/2015

Health Policy Prof's Joint Research on Homeless Vets Featured in JAMA

The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published the results of research that Dr. Stephen Metraux took part in to explore the association between misconduct-related separations and homelessness among recently returned active-duty military service members.

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08/19/2015

PCP Students Provide Faith-Based Healthcare to Underserved Philly Residents

Five students from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy collaborated with more than two dozen medical, dental, podiatry, and nursing students from various colleges across Philadelphia during this year’s Summer Medical Institute (SMI) Philadelphia.

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08/12/2015

College-Bound Students: Don’t Forget to Pack These Necessities, Says USciences Prof

Thousands of students across Greater Philadelphia will soon start the next chapter of their lives as they begin their college journeys away from home. But with their new freedom comes the exposure to millions of germs while living and studying in close quarters with others.

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Mayes Prof Held 3-Day Business Course in South Korea

As a 30-year veteran of the pharmaceutical and life science industry, USciences business professor Richard Minoff recently had the opportunity to travel to Chung-Ang University in South Korea to deliver a three-day certificate program, “Pharmaceutical Marketing and Lifecycle Management Best Practices.”

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08/04/2015

Korean Students Gained Hands-On Experience During Month-Long Stay at USciences

Two occupational therapy students from South Korea spent the past month at University of the Sciences exploring and identifying the cultural differences between healthcare in their homeland and the United States.

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07/30/2015

Restoring a Family Legacy in Healthcare

Enrolling at USciences as an international student from Kenya in the pharmaceutical marketing and management program, Robert Okwemba PharmD’15 was initially attracted to the unique curriculum that combined business and science. “I really enjoyed biology and chemistry during high school, and I had always envisioned being an entrepreneur,” recalled Dr. Okwemba. His pathway changed during his third year when he decided to switch his major to pharmacy based on its legacy, opportunities, and high academic standards. He was also driven by his passion for saving humanity through medicine and the persistent reminder from his grandparents that he has expected to...

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07/29/2015

Meet Dr. Judy Parker Kent: New Chair of the Department of OT at USciences

Bringing with her an impressive background in higher education, Judy Parker Kent, OTD, EdS, OTR/L, has been named chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at USciences.

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07/21/2015

Jamaican a Difference: PCP Students Complete Interprofessional Medical Mission Trip

Pharmacy student Nitin Bagga PharmD'16 observed closely as a middle-aged Jamaican woman—with teeth rotted well into her gum line—underwent an oral exam at a free health clinic in Kingston.

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07/16/2015

Dr. Hussar's Column: Time Out!

Daniel A. Hussar is the Remington Professor of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences' Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He serves as the author and editor of The Pharmacist Activist newsletter (http://www.pharmacistactivist.com) from which this editorial was taken.

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