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Student pharmacists tour Omnicare in Lodi, CA.

By Ana Gabriel '12Dec 5, 2011

Over 20 pharmacy students joined Assistant Clinical Professor Clifford A. Young on a tour of Omnicare in Lodi, CA. Omnicare is the nation's leading provider of pharmaceutical care for seniors. They provide medication to institutions such as skilled nursing facilities. The pharmacy site in Lodi is the largest pharmacy of its kind west of the Mississippi River.

The tour offered the student body of Pacific's chapter of American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) a chance to see another practice setting which is not introduced to most students as future career opportunities.

"They saw a career option that is not readily known or advertised," said Professor Young. "This is one aspect where they can use their clinical knowledge in more specialized work like geriatrics."

Furthermore, Professor Young hopes that a visit to Omnicare will provide opportunities for students' Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE).

Professor Young is also thankful to Omnicare for offering students and himself the chance to see the inner workings of the pharmacy. The tour was also gave Professor Young a chance to revisit some old friends. "I worked for them as a consultant and I got to see some friends I haven't seen in a long time," he said.