2023 Incentive Grant Recipient: Julie Feimster, PharmD
Project Proposal: College Student Perceptions of Pharmacist-prescribed Hormonal Contraception
Julie Feimster, PharmD currently serves as the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Campus Health in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
"The goal of pharmacist-prescribed hormonal contraception is to improve access to contraception, and community pharmacists are among the most accessible healthcare professionals. My residency site implemented pharmacist-prescribed hormonal contraception soon after the North Carolina law went into effect, and the perceptions of our specific patient population have not yet been evaluated. I hope to use information from my project to improve this service and better serve our patients."
"I am passionate about contraception and college health and thankful for preceptors that allowed me to create a research project from these passions. I believe information from this project will be useful not only to my residency site but to other college health centers with on-site pharmacies and can be expanded upon in the future to larger patient populations."
"I am honored to receive an incentive grant and thankful for the opportunity to offer gift card incentives to our patients for completion of our online survey. I am eager to receive their feedback regarding pharmacist-prescribed hormonal contraception. Being able to implement, evaluate, and improve a clinical service is a significant way that pharmacists are able to advocate for our profession."