Date of Release: February 10, 2014
Whitney Jandreau, a third-year PharmD candidate at Husson University, attended the Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies the summer of 2013, with support from the Ronald L. Williams Memorial Fund. The January/February 2014 issue of Student Pharmacist, Vol 10.3 contains her article, An open letter about my Utah school experience.
In the article Whitney says, “I cannot remember a week so full of profound life experiences. . . lectures about the pathophysiology of addiction, treatment issues, recovery, and family dynamics . . . group therapy, Al-Anon meetings . . . pharmacists with alcohol and drug addiction [sharing their stories]”. According to Whitney, “it was an amazing experience that will make me a better practitioner.”
Dean Larson emphasizes that the School of Pharmacy encourages students to seek out opportunities to expand their education beyond the classroom and share that experience with their classmates. This is one of those programs that the School continues to promote as it provides an immersion program on addiction. “When we allow our students to add unique tools to their tool chest, we are impacting society through the practice of pharmacy. Congratulations to Whitney.”