PAM is short for Pharmacist Awareness Month. It occurs every March and aims to educate the public regarding areas in which pharmacists are underused. This monthly informative campaign is brought to you by the students of Pharmacy Undergraduate Society and CAPSI.
|Jerold Chu||Simon Qi||Laura Rozka||Stephanie Leung|
|Melina Huang||Riaaz Lalani||Miriam Ahmed||Setareh Masoudi|
|Jerry Mejia||Ada Mew||Goutham Jaini||Stephanie Mah|
|Community Outreach||Community Outreach||Volunteer Coordinator||Volunteer Coordinator|
|Eric Hsu||Sherry Yu||Stephanie Song|
Week 1 – Showcase
Let’s kick off the month with the showcase on March 3rd to exhibit the talents of the Pharmacy students of UBC! Following this, the Pharmacy Vocal Ensemble will be hosting a Coffeehouse event on March 6th – come and enjoy some hot drinks and watch the wonderful pharmacy student performances.
|March 3rd||Nest||12-1 PM||Showcase|
|March 6th||Pharmacy Building Atrium||5:30-8 PM||Pharmacy Coffeehouse hosted by Pharmacy Vocal Ensemble|
Week 2 – Opioids and Alcohol Use/Abuse
This week will center around the current fentanyl crisis in BC and the issues of opioid and alcohol abuse. Students will learn about side effects, overdosage, emergency rescue procedures, safe drug use, and more – through posters and interactive activities facilitated by pharmacy students.
|March 14th||Nest||11 AM-2 PM|
|March 15th/16th||Nest||1-3 PM|
|March 16th||Nest||1-3 PM|
Week 3 – Stimulants
The third week of PAM will focus on the use and abuse of stimulants (caffeine and “study drugs”) by students. Students will be introduced to up-to-date knowledge about the effects of caffeine and study drugs on health, performance in school and exercise.
|March 21st||Vanier||12-2 PM|
|March 22nd||Totem||12-2 PM|
|March 23rd||Orchard Commons||2-4 PM|
Week 4 – Women’s Health and Contraception
The fourth and final week of PAM aims to educate students on the matters of women’s health and contraception. As contraceptives are one of the most commonly used drugs by university students, we aim to establish an understanding of the features of each option available. This will include information on the use, efficacy, side effects, and more through interactive activities and presentations from a variety of sources – including Dr. Judith Soon and the Just Right pp.
|March 28th||Nest||12:30-2:30 PM|
|March 30th – ft. Dr. Judith Soon||Nest||12:30-2:30 PM|
|March 31st – ft. Just Right app||Nest||12-2 PM|
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