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Tuesday, July 8 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Single Session #HP713, Why a Pharmacy Student Should Shadow a MD: Innovative Model Helps Alleviate Physician Shortage LIMITED

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Session Sponsored by: The Eastern Arizona Area Health Education Center

The Rural Experiences for Health Professions Students (REHPS) provides students an interprofessional rural experience. Participant Alyssa Howard developed an innovative practice approach designed to alleviate the shortage of physician coverage in rural Redfield, SD while improving quality standards. Her proposal to the hospital Board of Directors led to a newly created position which allows her to practice to the full scope of her licensure, and meeting the Triple Aim – “improving the patient’s experience of care, improving the health of individuals and populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care”.


Lead Presenter

Sandy Viau-Williams

Executive Director, Yankton Rural AHEC
Sandy Williams is the Executive Director of Yankton Rural AHEC established in 1979.  Ms. Williams attended college at Bay de Noc Community College (Michigan), University of South Dakota (Vermillion), Laramie County Community College (Wyoming), and the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis).  She brings a background of advertising/marketing/public relations, small business ownership, and business development to her work at the Yankton Rural AHEC... Read More →


Alyssa O Howard, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist, Community Memorial Hospital/Redfield Clinic
Alyssa Osborn Howard, PharmD is a 2014 graduate of South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy.  She is employed by Community Memorial Hospital, Redfield, SD as clinical pharmacist - a position she created after her four week REHPS experience in summer 2012.  Repeat clinical rotations in Redfield led her to develop a model of care that meets the Triple Aim.   A native of Brookings, SD (population 22,591) Aly and... Read More →

Tuesday July 8, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom B

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