Advocacy Trip

Starting in 2012, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy student pharmacists and students in the School of Law collaborated on a trip to the U.S. Pharmacopeia in Rockville, Maryland and the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. to advocate to lawmakers on behalf of the pharmacy profession.

The School of Pharmacy believes student pharmacists need to learn to advocate for the profession and remains the only pharmacy school in the country to require participate in a professional develop and advocacy course for graduation. The program exposes student pharmacists to legislative process and legislation effecting the pharmacy profession.

Today, pharmacists, the most accesible healthcare professional, hold many responsibilities and expansive roles, including educator, medical counselor and health care advocate. School of Pharmacy student pharmacists also participates in the annual Pennsulvania Pharmacists Association Legislative Day in Harrisburg to advocate for various bills related to health care at the state level.