Seema Jaipal, a P4 student at the Vermont Campus of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS), will represent the college for the second consecutive year at the APhA-ASP National Patient Counseling Competition to be held in Nashville, TN, in March. Jaipal earned her spot in the national event after winning a local competition. The goal of the Patient Counseling Competition is to encourage student pharmacists in their efforts toward becoming better patient educators. It is designed to reinforce the role of the pharmacist as a health care provider and educator, to reflect changes occurring in the practice of pharmacy, and to promote and encourage further professional development of the student pharmacist.
Founded in 1881, ACPHS is a private, independent institution with campuses in Albany, New York and Colchester, Vermont. ACPHS is nationally ranked #1 Value-Added College by the Brookings Institution, and #2 for Salary After Attending by US Department of Education. www.acphs.edu.