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Interwoven into the mission and goals of the College of Pharmacy is our commitment to service:
To cultivate a sense of service in our graduates that fosters a selfless commitment to providing healthcare in a principled, productive, and compassionate manner across diverse groups of people.
This focus on service correlates with Manchester’s long reputation of service and volunteerism among students, faculty, and staff. Pharmacy students, as well as faculty and staff, have embraced this commitment to service through their pursuit of diverse opportunities and their commitment to surpassing their program requirements.
Dedication to Service
The College has incorporated service as a non-credit bearing progression requirement for the P1, P2 and P3 years of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. All pharmacy students are required to participate in a minimum of two service events per semester. These events may be related to healthcare, such as health fairs or health education seminars, however, many are not, ranging from helping in local homeless shelters or community food banks to assisting in programs for elementary students or the elderly.
We work closely with the University’s Center for Service Opportunities in identifying service opportunities for all Manchester students. During the 2012-2013 academic year, Manchester students logged more than 40,000 hours of service and each pharmacy student averaged of over 12 hours for the year.
To reinforce the importance of and the College’s commitment to service, each semester’s service accomplishments are celebrated during a Day of Service. One day each semester, the College suspends classes and focuses entirely on the service accomplishments of the students, faculty, and staff. Students will present a poster about one of their service events each year – highlighting the diversity of our student’s service commitment. In addition, the Day also provides a venue for area organizations to present unique service opportunities to the College community.
If you are aware of and would like to share a service opportunity for the College, please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject line – Service Opportunity.
2014-2015 Academic Year
Fall Day of Service
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Spring Day of Service
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.