KU School of Medicine-Wichita

Embark 2017

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9 "To step in and say, 'This medication has this side effect and might not be right for this patient.' And especially at Guada- lupe, where cost is a concern, finding a good medication for the patient's problem at a low cost is crucial. That's where we can use a lot of our drug resources and references, along with everything we've learned in pharmacy school," Norton said. Pharmacy students and faculty are there to answer questions about medications and to educate patients about new medications, Crowl explained. "If they have a new medication device like a glucose meter or inhaler, we can educate them on how to use it." Down at the family medicine clinics "If you go into a major hospital, you often have clinical pharmacists on the rounding team. They are part of the team and are there to counsel," said Robert Emerson, associate dean for the KU School of Pharmacy-Wichita. "By having our faculty working in the family medicine clinics, we offer a similar approach and expertise." Residents from the KU School of Medicine-Wichita family medicine program staff the clinics, which are run in partnership with Wesley and Via Christi hospitals. Pharmacy faculty members have been stationed there — as have fourth-year pharmacy students — since 2014. Max Jolly, a third-year student at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, is director for the day at the student-run clinic supplying care to people, often working but poor, who otherwise might not get it. Each Saturday, medical students and other volunteers at JayDoc, operating at Guadalupe Clinic, 940 S. St. Francis, see about eight to 10 patients. Jolly introduces the day's volunteers. Dr. Michael Kalkhoff, a family medicine resident from Via Christi, is the attending physician. First-year medical student Michael Oakes will work with more experienced medical students Wade Billings, Kelly Zachariasen and Alex Johnson. Next up are recent additions to the JayDoc team — pharmacy faculty and students. Ashley Crowl, a clinical assistant professor with KU School of Pharmacy-Wichita, is preceptor for the day. Third-year pharmacy students Carli Christian, Mary Stevens and Binh Vo will consult with Crowl and visit patients alongside the medical students. The pharmacy school's involvement at JayDoc began last fall and is just one way the pharmacy campus and KU School of Medicine-Wichita are working together to prepare students for a health care system increasingly focused on teamwork and interprofessional education. Cost and suitability of drugs are issues that make pharmacy students particularly helpful at JayDoc, said Missy Norton, a third-year pharmacy student. "Medicine is now using a team-based approach. It's the doctor, the pharmacist, the physical therapist working together, communicating for improved outcomes. If we get students together early in this training, that's going to help in the long run." Rick Kellerman, M.D., Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at KU School of Medicine-Wichita A little after 9 a.m., the dry-erase board is empty, but will soon be filled with the names of patients, their symptoms and the students assigned to see and treat them at JayDoc Community Clinic. I N T H E R E A L W O R L D

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