Alumni help pharmacy students learn about life after college

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News, and Career/Life

KU students might be on winter break right now– spring classes begin on Jan. 22– but that doesn’t mean they’re all taking a break from school.

Ten students in the KU School of Pharmacy toured independent pharmacies in southwest Kansas to learn more about life in the real world, and alumni of the school like Matt Morrison, p’09; Jim Coast, p’72; and Jim’s son Mike Coast, p’95, are teaching them.

The trip included visits to small towns like Cimarron, Medicine Lodge and Anthony, larger towns including Garden City and Dodge City, and even Wichita. The students got a taste of what it’s like to run a business and learned about various challenges like handling insurance claims and changing technology.

Ken Audus, dean of the School of Pharmacy, and Gene Hotchkiss, senior associate dean, accompanied the students on the trip.

Click here to read the full article from the Dodge Globe.

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