Global Health Ghana Pharmacy Student Professional Growth
Pharmacy students have the opportunity to participate in the annual Global Health Ghana trip as members of an interdisciplinary student research team. Teams work on unique global health related research projects while spending three weeks in Kumasi, Ghana. Students are also paired with Ghanian students to complete these projects. This year the pharmacy students worked on two research projects titled “Survey of Local Incidence, Knowledge, and Attitudes of Chronic Pain” and “Point Prevalence of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria”. Pictured above are current pharmacy students KC Winter (P2), Chelsea Morgan (P2), and Hannah Christensen (P2) presenting the results of their research conducted during the 2007 Ghana trip.
- Interact with Medical students from Utah and Ghana
- Develop a greater understanding of the different roles that each healthcare provider plays in global health
- Fine-tune and develop communication and collaborative skills
- Forge lifelong professional relationships and friendships
Interaction with Diverse Populations
- Develop a greater understanding of populations outside of Utah and the U.S.
- Adapt and learn communication strategies to acquire health information.
- Become more sensitive to cultural differences
Personal and Professional Growth
- Expand knowledge of global public health and pharmacy
- What role to play in the future of healthcare and global public health
- Introduction to a different norm and experiences outside of comfort zones