Faculty Members from Touro College of Pharmacy Deliver Presentations at Educational Symposium in South Korea

Date: March 10, 2011
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New York, N.Y. - Faculty members from Touro College of Pharmacy in Harlem, N.Y., recently delivered presentations at an educational symposium in South Korea, titled, “Symposium for Clerkship Site Management and Pharmacist Involvement in Hospital Patient Care Team.”

The objective of the symposium, according to Dr. Ronnie Moore, senior director of practice experience at Touro College of Pharmacy, was to educate physicians at the College of Medicine at Yeungnam University about the positive effect of pharmacists’  involvement on patient care teams in hospitals. Currently, pharmacists’ involvement with such teams is virtually non-existent in South Korea because pharmacy education there focuses mainly on natural science, with very little focus on clinical science, Dr. Moore said. His presentation was titled, “Clerkship Site Management for Hospital Patient Care”; Dr. Cohen’s lecture was on “Pharmacist Involvement in Health Care Team.” Pictured are, back row from left, Dr. Chul Soon Yong, College of Pharmacy, Yeungnam University; Dr. Moore; and Dr. Bong Kyu Yoo, College of Pharmacy, Yeungnam University. Front row from left, are Dr. Moore’s wife, Jessica Espinal; Dr. Kenneth R. Cohen, associate professor of pharmacy and health outcomes, Touro College of Pharmacy; and his wife, Dr. Anna Cohen. Those attending the symposium consisted mainly of students in the Graduate School of Clinical Pharmacy at Yeungnam University, plus some faculty members from its College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine. Touro College of Pharmacy, which opened its doors in September 2008, is the first school of pharmacy to open in New York in 70 years and is dedicated to increasing educational opportunities in Harlem and serving the Harlem community.