Residents and their Preceptors

Alyssa Shoemaker

Project Proposal: Patient Perceptions of Immunizations After Completing Diabetes Self-Management Education Classes

“I am really passionate about educating the community regarding preventative health services and advocating on their behalf. I really hope to highlight the importance of including immunization education into the curriculum of diabetes-self management education programs. I am hopeful that this study will showcase an additional way pharmacists and other providers can have a positive impact on improving patients perceptions and potentially increasing the uptake of necessary vaccinations in the diabetes population.”

Alyssa Shoemaker, PharmD, currently serves as the PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Purdue University and Mathes Diabetes Center in New Albany, IN.

Dr. Shoemaker hopes to evaluate how patient perceptions of immunizations change after completing diabetes self-management education classes. 

"As a provider it is very important to me that my patients receive the proper education and are able to make an informed decision about their health and wellness. Supporting patients to be actively involved in their own care, treatment and support can improve outcomes and create a trusting experience. I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to educate my patients and work with them to achieve the best possible outcomes with their diabetes care!"


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