Intern Insight: Olivia Welter
For five weeks this fall, I was fortunate to be on rotation with APhA in the Office of Governance and the APhA Foundation.
As a student pharmacist, my only knowledge about the Foundation was that they were the charitable arm of APhA and they supported student pharmacists and new practitioners through awarding scholarships and grants. But I have learned that they do so much more! I had the opportunity to review and create messaging promoting the Foundation’s Project IMPACT research initiatives.
The experience allowed me to dig deeper and really see the impact that the APhA Foundation has on patient care through their research. In particular, Project IMPACT: Diabetes demonstrated that when pharmacists are involved in the care of underserved patients nationwide, outcomes related to diabetes improve. I would encourage any student pharmacist to visit the APhA Foundation’s website to learn more about what the Foundation does for our patients and communities.
Olivia C. Welter, PharmD Candidate 2021
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences