Meet Our Student Pharmacists

Every year, between 20 to 80 second-year student pharmacists from Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy (HSOP) volunteer at AU-SHIP Medicare Outreach Program events.  Students are thoroughly trained about Medicare and how to use the online Medicare.gov Plan Finder Tool during their coursework, and pass a certification exam prior to volunteering.  They work closely with both certified SHIP counselors and HSOP staff to offer the best advice to Medicare enrollees at events.  We are excited to provide our future generation of pharmacists with the skills needed to help Medicare patients in their communities! 

Preparing Future Pharmacists

Students discussed volunteering at an event as a "rewarding experience"

100% of students reported that their knowledge about Medicare prescription drug coverage increased or greatly increased

100% of students reported that their ability to explain Medicare prescription drug plans with enrollees increased or greatly increased

100% of students reported that their ability to help someone select the most appropriate Medicare Part D plan increased or greatly increased

Pharmacy Student Volunteers

Our help is unbiased, meaning we never direct you to any specific Medicare plan or pharmacy – the choice is all yours.

Send program inquiries to Dr. Salisa Westrick at:

Auburn University Department of Health Outcomes Research & Policy

362 Thach Concourse, Auburn University, AL 36849

Email: westrsc@auburn.edu | Tel: 334-844-8314 | Fax: 334-844-8307

AU-SHIP Medicare Outreach Program

October 2019

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