NYCSHP Mentoring Committee Event

The NYCSHP Mentoring Committee held its first program on Wednesday, December 14th with Harlem Renaissance High School students during their after school program. Due to high rate of prescription abuse in the New York City, the first program focused on medication safety.

15590728_1370749159602591_7262585803674952076_oThe program started off with an ice breaker, where all the students stated what they wanted to be when they grew up. Amber Johnson, Pharm.D, BCPS, the co-chair of the Mentoring committee, began the interactive talk by discussing what prescription drug misuse is and how it remains a problem nationwide, including in many of our communities.  Khloe Le, Pharm.D. Candidate 2017, Touro College of Pharmacy, reviewed how opioids are addicting.  Jason Babby, President of NYCSHP, discussed how teens can make a difference by highlighting medication safety practices. Lastly, students participated in a competition afterwards which summarized the major points of the talk.

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The school provided great feedback to NYCSHP saying they were amazed that our members were able to capture and maintain the attention of their students who are usually challenging to engage. The high school is looking forward to organizing more programs with NYCSHP in the future!

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Written by: Khloe (Trang) Le, Pharm.D. Candidate 2017, Touro College of Pharmacy

Edited by: Jason Babby

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