Pharmacy Deserts and the Community Pharmacy

What Is A Pharmacy Desert? 

In 2014 Dr. Dima M. Qato PharmD, MPH, PhD coined the term “Pharmacy Desert” to describe geographic areas with low access to pharmacy services. Derived from the USDA’s term for low food access areas, “pharmacy deserts” are 1) urban areas that are at least one mile from a pharmacy or 2) rural areas that are at least 10 miles from a pharmacy.1 

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First Generation College Student

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Thanks today to Traci Newcomb, a pharmacy student at Eshelman School of Pharmacy for our student guest post! Traci is the first in her family to go to college, let alone pursue doctorate levels studies towards becoming a pharmacist. She felt there were some unique insights, struggles and value that first generation college students bring to the table as pharmacists and pharmacists in training.

Do you have a story you’d like to share or something you’d like to say to pharmacists and or students? If so, shoot an email to PharmsConnect at GMAIL.com with your pitch idea. We love to host unique voices and conversation.

Now here is Traci’s post!

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4 Binge-Worthy Pharmacy Podcasts You Might Not Know about But Should

Thanks so much to Dr. Megan Freeland for taking the time to give us this great round up of pharmacy podcasts you should know about.

If you’re looking to diversify your podcast streams with pharmacist relevant content, she’s got you covered.


Do you have a story you’d like to share or something you’d like to say to pharmacists and or students? If so, shoot an email to PharmsConnect at GMAIL.com with your pitch idea. We love to host unique voices and conversation.

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