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Students Blessed by GMHC Conference

Pharmacy student taking older woman's blood pressureThe Global Mission Health Conference (GMHC), was an incredible experience again this year. This was my second time attending GMHC with our pharmacy students, and seeing the benefits of the conference each year is a blessing. Cedarville University has a vast presence at this conference, with many healthcare undergraduate and graduate students in attendance. In particular, the School of Pharmacy sends out our entire first-year pharmacy students to the conference each year. I have also had the privilege of connecting with alumni while at this conference. Gathering with like-minded believers who all have a heart to make a kingdom impact by using their gifts as healthcare professionals and students is something so powerful.


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Did You Know? Facts About Master's Degrees

Group of graduates facing the stageDid you know that jobs that require a master’s degree at an entry-level are projected to grow by 15% between 2019 to 2029? Or that nearly 2/3 of students finishing a baccalaureate degree plan to complete a master’s degree? How about that nearly 1/4 of master's degree recipients in 2018-19 were underrepresented minorities, giving them a critical pathway to job security and higher pay?


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Pharmacist Shortage as Role Increases

Pharmacist assisting a customer with a question about and over-the-counter productThe recent COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the increasing role of today's pharmacists. No longer simply counting pills behind the counter, pharmacists are on the frontlines counseling patients and evaluating medication plans. With these increasing roles has come a greater demand for pharmacists, leading to a shortage of pharmacists across the country. According to a recent report from Fox News, 80% of independent pharmacies report having trouble filling positions. To combat this problem, pharmacies are offering huge bonuses — as much as $50,000 — to recruit new pharmacists.

The Cedarville University School of Pharmacy is equipping students through pharmacy excellence and Christlike compassion to meet this increasing demand. Students learn from and are mentored by professors who are highly credentialed, experienced, and godly pharmacists.

If you want a rewarding career with ample job opportunities where you can make a real difference in people’s lives, consider pharmacy. And consider a Doctor of Pharmacy from Cedarville University.


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Pharmacist's Helping Treat Diabetes

A recent online Drug Topics article – Diabetes Mortality Has Increased, But Pharmacists Can Help – underscores the increasing role of today’s pharmacists. No longer stuck behind the counter dispensing medications, today’s pharmacists are coaches, interventionists, and patient advocates, helping address some of the greatest health challenges facing our nation.

The article explains how pharmacists are uniquely positioned to screen patients for pre-diabetes and diabetes and helping them with HbA1C levels, lifestyle changes, medication, and more. Most patients see their pharmacists regularly – 35 times per year on average, according to the author -- while they may only see their doctor twice a year.


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5 Tips to Avoid Burnout as a Christian Pharmacist

By Jeff Bates, Pharm.D.

Dr. Jeff Bates

I’m a workaholic. I recently played golf, and it took me three holes to stop feeling guilty about being out on the golf course on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. But I need time away from work to avoid becoming burned out, just like you do. For me, though, the key to avoiding burn out is maintaining a healthy, godly perspective of my work.

I'd like to share 5 tips that I have used to help avoid burnout as a Christian pharmacist.


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When Missions Align: Cedarville and GMHC

Cedarville University is equipping healthcare professionals who bring outstanding skill and compassionate care into their practice for Kingdom impact. This focus finds a partner in the Global Missions Health Conference (GMHC), which more than 100 Cedarville students attend annually. The conference inspires and informs Cedarville students about God's missional work around the world and the myriad of opportunities to use a healthcare profession as a platform for Gospel ministry.


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