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Pre-Health Society explores pharmacy careers

Pre-Health Society explores pharmacy careers - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

A student at the University of the Incarnate Word's Feik School of Pharmacy checks someone's blood pressure. A representative from the school visited the Pre-Health Society's October meeting at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Photo provided by the Feik School of Pharmacy at The University of the Incarnate Word.

The Pre-Health Club hosted the UIW Feik School of Pharmacy in their monthly meeting on Zoom to educate club members on the flexibility of being a pharmacist on Oct. 19.

The guest speaker,  Armando Prado Jr., MPA, manager of enrollment and alumni services for the UIW Feik School of Pharmacy, explained the paths a pharmacist could take after getting their degree. He also spoke about future predictions for pharmacists and how Feik is preparing students.

Prado said a pharmacist can choose to work closely with the community, be government advocates, give care to patients or work in pharmaceuticals.

“We think of pharmacists as the most accessible health care professionals,” Prado said.

Prado referred to the increase of pharmacists shifting to becoming people’s primary source of medical information.

The society is also preparing for an in-club election for Treasurer and Social Media/PR manager.

In an effort to help members, the society has presented volunteer opportunities with the Congressional District 23 and Yanawana Herbolarios, a San Antonio nonprofit. They also invited members to virtually attend panels that covered other careers in medicine like dentistry and physical therapy.

The club is also dedicated to helping members prepare for any medical tests that their future careers might need. They are currently organizing study groups for the MCAT, GRE, DAT, and other tests

For information on the volunteer opportunity with Congressional District 23, call 210-560-8065  or Rachel Pena at 210-992-9935

The society’s next meeting is Nov. 16 at noon with a guest speaker from ProScribe.

For the Pre-Health Society,  email prehealthsociety.tamusa@gmail.com.

For more information on the UIW Feik School of Pharmacy, contact Prado at arprado@uiwtx.edu or 210-883- 1144

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Bella Lopez
Bella Lopez
Bella Lopez is a communications sophomore at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She was born in San Antonio and was fortunate to be able to travel. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, finding new shows to watch or listening to music. After graduation, she hopes to work in a position that combines marketing and communication within the entertainment industry.

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